Local History

new_email_requestWelcome to Axminster Heritage Centre’s ‘Local History’ home page. Our long-term objective is to increase public access to a wide range of information about the history of our town and its surrounds, and we have organised the information under four headings. The website contains many ‘live’ documents covering individual topics, which will be expanded and enhanced via an active process of user feed-back and pro-active research on our part.

1. Axminster carpets

2. Introduction to the history of Axminster
This is the first section of the website to be populated with information. Please click on the link above to discover more.
3. Axminster people, organisations, occupations, places and events

While we build this part of the website, we would particularly welcome suggestions and contributions from far and wide. If in doubt please contact us at with your suggestion(s), and we will do our best to incorporate them.
Our aim is not to duplicate information already available elsewhere, so we will also provide
4. Links to other websites

Open April 3rd until end of October

Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 1pm

Closed on Sundays.


Thomas Whitty House
Silver Street
EX13 5AH
01297 639884

Bradshaw Room


07958 544694

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