Vision & Values


To develop and sustain a recognised world-class Heritage Centre exploring Black Dyke Band's past, illuminating the present, imagining the future.


To promote an understanding of Black Dyke Band's history and an awareness of future possibilities by:

  • developing, preserving and exhibiting a significant collection
  • taking a leadership role in research and scholarship
  • engaging and providing access for audiences nationally and internationally
  • delivering innovative programs.

Values, Behaviours and Objectives:

The Black Dyke Heritage Centre's values statement reads:

The Black Dyke Band Heritage Centre operates with the highest ethical standards. It embraces truth and the pursuit of knowledge for its own sake and recognises the importance of aesthetic considerations. The Black Dyke Band Heritage Centre acknowledges the contributions of all to the Black Dyke Band's historical development and accepts a fundamental requirement for fairness and equity in its activities.

In operating within the framework established by such values, the Heritage Centre:

  • develops and preserves Black Dyke Band's Heritage
  • upholds scholarly and professional integrity
  • makes best use of its resources
  • values and is open-minded to new ideas
  • promotes continuous learning
  • strives to be innovative and creative
  • anticipates and responds to its diverse audience needs.