Axminster Heritage Centre will reopen on

Tuesday 18th May 2021

at 10:00am


Please see our News Page for further information





Tourist and Local Information is located inside the Axminster Heritage Centre, situated in the middle of the town, just along Silver Street from Trinity Square. here you will find local bus and train timetables Places of Interest in and around Axminster as well as leaflets about places to visit in  Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset.

If you want to look around our Museum there is a £3.00 entry fee for Adults or for £10.00 why not become a member and you can visit the Museum as often as you want for a whole year. Please see our get involved page for further details.

Our special Interact page has frequent news and updates from groups and pages on Social Media of relevance to both visitors and locals.

Please note that due social distancing and the Museums one way system It will not possible to access the leaflets at the Information point.

We have been following government and museum sector guidelines closely on reopening and are at present preparing the building to be COVID-19 compliant. Our priority is to provide a safe environment for both our visitors and volunteers and as such there will be some changes in the visitor experience such as a queuing system and a one-way route through the exhibitions.

Our interactives will not be operating in the displays but you will still be able to access the audios and videos in the gallery using your own mobile device and phones. More about this and how to download the QR code readers will be available on our website and Facebook page nearer our opening.

These changes will allow us to ensure that the Heritage Centre remains a safe, friendly and informative place for everyone.

For further information please speak to Centre Manager, Nigel Sadler on 01297 639884 (Thursday/Friday) or email: Don’t forget to check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter too!

Thank you all for your continued support during this difficult and challenging time and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Axminster Heritage Centre!

To be kept informed of what we are doing at the Axminster Heritage Centre you can either monitor the ‘news’ section on our website or follow us on Facebook.

Opening Hours

Our planned first reopening day will be Tuesday 18th May 2021 until then we will remain closed due to covid-19 lockdown rules.

From Tuesday 18th May 2021:

Tuesdays and Thursdays:  10:00am to 4:00pm.

Saturdays 10:00am to 1:00pm.



Places to visit

Click here to download the Axminster & Axe Valley Guide (PDF)


Gift Shop

Our gift shop also sells maps, books, souvenirs, cards, gifts and other useful items.

01297 34386

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