Axminster Heritage Ltd was formed in 2005, acquiring charitable status in 2006 (reg No 1113818). It is owned by its Members and managed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees appoint an Executive Committee to oversee the day-to-day running of the Centre.

Becoming an Axminster Heritage member is one of the best ways you can support us, have your say , vote at the AGM and as part of our democratic organisation, ALL Members are also entitled to the following benefits:

  • Free entry to the Heritage Centre
  • Regular newsletters keeping you up to date with what we are doing, articles of interest and upcoming events.
  • Early notification of events by email (via Mailchimp)
  • Invitations to special members-only events (via Mailchimp and posters around Axminster).
  • Membership Card to get free entry to museum and Discounts on Heritage Alive events and any discounts by our partners.
  • Voting rights at the AGM usually held in November

We offer Four schemes: From 16th April 2022

Annual Individual Membership at just £12.50 per year 

The same as the current Individual Membership

Couples Membership (Must be at same address) £20.00 per year

For a couple at the same address and one email

Family Membership 2 Adults and up to four Children 16 and under  £25.00

(Ideal for grandparents and visiting grandchildren as well) Early Priority notification of Family only events, for members only.

Individual Lifetime membership for a one-off payment of £125.00

(Fantastic value if you plan on being a member for more than 10 years).

Corporate Membership: Three levels :

Bronze £100.00

All the regular benefits plus free use of the Bradshaw Meeting Room for two evenings a year

Silver    £250.00

All the regular benefits plus Free use of the Bradshaw Meeting room for two evenings a  year and use of the Museum Area for one evening a year

Gold     £500.00

All the regular benefits plus use of the use of the museum area for two evenings a year


It should be noted that the offer is only “Free” use of the area.  Corporate Members will have to cover all additional costs such as catering and also if using the museum, to pay for a one of our volunteers to be on duty in case there are issues.


Individual Entry to the museum for non members will be £4.00 from 16th April 2022


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Voting at the AGM

As a fully paid up member of Axminster Heritage you are allowed to vote at the AGM usually held in November. Details will be sent out to you 4 weeks before the date of the AGM for comments and how to Vote and what you are entitled to vote on.

Are we getting it right? your comments are always welcome and we would love to hear from you

If you would like to become a member or want to renew you membership please contact David Garrod at:

AGM 2022

The Axminster Heritage Ltd. 2022 Annual General Meeting will be held on

Monday 28th November 2022

18:00 (6:00pm)

Bradshaw Meeting Room, Axminster Heritage Centre

Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster EX13 5AH

Refreshments for members will be served following a short talk by Greg Rowland MBE about his appointment working on carriages for the Royal Family


Don’t forget to return your ballot paper to approve Trustees by 25th November 2022


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