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Axminster Heritage Centre

The Axminster Heritage Centre - More than just a museum…
Temporary CV19 measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. Visit us safe in the knowledge we are diligently following the Government recommendations. Clear signage will guide you through the exhibition which has been designed for all the family. So, take a trip through time to learn what has made Axminster and the surrounding area what it is today. To complement our permanent exhibition we also present and host temporary exhibitions. Details are on our website. Explore Axminster, its origins in the Bronze and Stone Ages, then as a crossroads on the Roman Fosse Way. Learn about the abbey built at Newenham by the Cistercian monks. Discover how Axminster became a busy agricultural market town developing a strong rural economy over many years. The town has attracted all sorts of crafts, a foundry, two brush factories. Thomas Whitty started making carpets here in 1755 Axminster carpets became World famou
Under 17 Free. All Adults £3. Full Annual AH Membership £10
Easter to end of October:
Tuesday and Thursday only 10am to 4pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm

Crabtree Loom running: Check Website / FaceBook for details.
Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon EX13 5AH
Contact telephone: 01297 639884 Call to check latest times or cancellations.