At Tarves Heritage Centre you can see....

The Heritage Centre opened in 2004 and is housed in part of a Victorian school dating back to 1837. Extensively restored as a museum to blend with the village's Conservation Area status, the Heritage Centre is now a major attraction in Tarves and the surrounding area.

Just inside the entrance there is a small reception area with seating. This is a popular spot for visitors to have a rest and for some to reminisce about days gone by!

Restored to its former glory, the Schoolroom is furnished with reproduction period school desks, slates and chalk, books, blackboard and easel, Dunce's hat and stool, abacus and the inevitable belt. The schoolroom is open to all visitors. School groups use the classroom to experience lessons 19th Century style. A teacher's pack is available which provides a suggested scenario for a living history session.


The 2018 season includes a WW1 exhibit which has information about Tarves and those who were affected by the War. We also have a mock trench!

A new display features artefacts and records from the Youth organisations of the Parish.

We have a small case with a  selection of toys some Victorian .....  others you may remember playing with!

We're delighted to  have on display some  old samplers, ("practice" needlework done by young girls in Victorian times)  Some other needlework pieces we have on show were done by a local lady, Mrs McHattie whose husband was George McHattie (one of the village tailors)  

A small but delightful collection of glass bottles makes an attractive display.  Plastic bottles just can't compete!