Last chance to visit Axminster Heritage Centre!

Time is running out to take a look at the New Axminster Heritage Centre before it closes for the winter at the end of next month. The first phase in Thomas Whitty House opened earlier this year and after a successful first summer season the next stage of development will now begin. Detailed plans are being drawn up to continue building a new, modern ‘interactive’ attraction to appeal to visitors of all ages including educational and research facilities.

Right now, in addition to the exhibition telling the story of Axminster, a moving exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. Six men from Axminster and many more from nearby villages were killed and, for many people, the Somme symbolised the horrors of warfare in World War One. This one battle had a marked effect on overall casualty figures and seemed to epitomise the futility of trench warfare. Sue Tims has specifically created this temporary exhibition for the centre using research and materials assembled by her father.
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6 days ago  ·  

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Heritage Centre Volunteers enjoying the late afternoon sunshine with Pimms and nibbles at the Arts Cafe on Sunday 14th August. It was a 'Volunteers Thank You' get together. ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago  ·  

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Art and crafts on the Green last Thursday. It was a very well attended family event with painting, drawing and weaving. Thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago  ·  

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Opening Hours

Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday 10am-1pm

Closed Sunday and Monday


Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
EX13 5AH
01297 639884

Bradshaw Room


01297 639884

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