Heritage Open Days 2022

We are delighted to announce that BECG will be opening this year for Heritage Open Days on Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September. This will be the first opportunity to get a peek at some of our collection and at our new building in Hemswell Cliff which we are busily restoring.

Southern, one of our vintage outside broadcast trucks, will be outside our building and working. You can operate the cameras and come aboard the truck

Other attractions will include:

  • Our rooms dedicated to videotape recorders and telecine equipment will be open with demonstrations of working machines
  • A TV camera used at the Queen’s Coronation
  • A look into our building, which is the former sergeants’ mess for RAF Hemswell and played a vital role in World War Two
BECG building
Our building. This photo was taken before we had solar panels
  • A chance to learn about our ambitious plans for the future as we work towards creating the Broadcast Engineering Museum
  • Meet all our trustees
Roland Rat with Paul

Roland Rat will be pleased to show you one of the cameras that televised him on TV-am

Our chairman, Paul Marshall, will keep a close eye on him

Behind Paul and Roland you can see one of the telecine machines that we will demonstrate


If you come to see us, there will also be an opportunity to explore Europe’s largest antiques centre, just five minutes walk from our building and adjacent to the main car park. Pick up a bargain or stare longingly at treasures that you can’t quite afford

The Faun Cafe, part of the antiques centre, is our catering partner for the open days. There are also several other good value cafes within the antiques centre, so why not make a day of it?

Do come along to our Heritage Open Days; please bring your friends and families. We’d love to see you.

Opening times

Saturday 17 September, 11am to 4pm
Sunday 18 September, 11am to 4pm

Find us at: 41 Capper Avenue, Hemswell Cliff, Gainsborough, DN21 5XS

Please park in the antiques centre parade ground car park. DN21 5TJ, access via Gibson Road. What3words: strict.stopwatch.sedated

Disabled parking adjacent to our building. What3words: seagulls.added.obtain


Map of the area showing routes (click on the “square” symbol in the top-right corner to expand the map in a new window).

Its a short (about five minute) walk from the antiques centre car park to our building, the route will be signposted.