Morley Heritage Centre


Morley Heritage Centre illustrates the town's past with various displays. Morley was one of the first coal mining areas in Yorkshire and there is a sad reminder of the disaster at Morley Main Colliery which killed 34 men and boys on October 7 1872. Display about Will Nevison, better known as Swift Nick, whose ride from London to York was credited to highwayman Dick Turpin, eighty years later. He was hanged at York after committing a murder in Scotchman Lane, Morley. Also famed in the American Civil War, Morley was responsible for the Blue and the Grey. The formal displays are open to the public to record the fame of the town and restore its status.

Contact Information

Groundwork, Environment and Business Centre
Merlyn-Rees Avenue
LS27 9SL
  0113 2380601
  Visit the Morley Heritage Centre website

Useful Information

Disabled access : Suitable for disabled
Opening Times : 8:30-4:30 Mon- Fri, free entry
Last Admission : 4:15
Admission Prices : free

Location Information