Get Involved

YOU can be involved in our Heritage Centre and be part of making history in Axminster


We can only run the Heritage Centre with our great team of volunteers. Will you join us?

Our Volunteers

  • Make a difference
  • Meet people.
  • Learn new skills
  • Take on challenges
  • Have fun!

If you would like to help with…

  • welcoming people to the Heritage Centre
  • marketing and publicity
  • our website and social media
  • special events
  • education and story-telling
  • weaving, spinning and wool work
  • fundraising
  • caring for and cataloguing our collections
  • researching artefacts, archives or local history
  • behind the scenes administration…

please get in touch; we’d love to hear from you.

Contact our coordinator for a chat  T- 01404 831207   E-


Becoming an AH Member is one of the best ways you can support us….. and get something back for yourself.

Part of our democratic organisation, Members are entitled to vote at the AGM. They will also receive:

  • Regular newsletters keeping them up to date with what we are doing
  • Early notification of events by email
  • Invitations to special members only events.


We offer two schemes:

Annual £10 per year

Life, a one-off payment of £100 (a very good deal if you’re young and fit!).

Members receive a membership card.  When you produce it at the till you will be entitled to discounts at selected Axminster businesses.

In 2017 our partner outlets are:

  • Acorn Gifts* 10% discount on all greetings cards
  • Archway Bookshop – 10% discount on all new hardback fiction
  • Axminster Carpets Factory Shop – free fitting on all orders over £500
  • Axminster Printers – 10% discount on all printing and all purchases (except printer inks and toners)
  • Sublyme Café – 10% discount on all orders over £20
  • Trill Farm – 10% discount on all  courses

Plus of course 10% discount on selected goods in the AHC shop and on selected Heritage Alive courses.

*Discount cannot be used with Acorn’s Loyalty Card

You can download an application form here


The scheme for business and other organisations will be relaunched in 2018.


Mary Minter, Membership Secretary,

The Gallery is now Closed for Winter

We will be re-opening Easter 2018


Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
EX13 5AH
01297 639884

Bradshaw Room


07958 544694

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