The Bradshaw Meeting Room – A premiere community space available to hire for meetings, classes, presentations, family gatherings, small functions, community events, corporate hospitality, training, conferences and more…


The Space

• Room for up to 30 people
• With digital projector, screen and sound system
• Lift and stairs access
• Catering options
• Reasonable rates
• Potential to use the gallery space


The Bradshaw Meeting Room is a generous size (10.5 x 5.2 metres) with space for 30 people comfortably. Decorated traditionally with, of course, an Axminster carpet underfoot, the Room is full of natural light, with shutters to block it out when needed.
Layout is flexible and can be set out to meet your needs.

Hire Charges
The Bradshaw Meeting Room is available to hire by the hour or by the day 09.00 – 22.00 Monday to Saturday
Standard Rate £15 per hour
Community Use (any non-profit organisation or charity) £10 per hour
Day rates are by negotiation with the Centre Manager.

Food and Drink
You can use the kitchenette to make your own tea and coffee. For something more substantial you can organize your own caterer or you can find a list of local companies able to prepare refreshments from sandwiches to buffet meals here.
You can find details of our catering conditions here.

Interested in Hire?
All applications to hire the Bradshaw Meeting Room must be made on the Booking Form – You can see the terms and conditions of hire here.

Who is Bradshaw?
Thomas Whitty founded the town’s world famous carpet industry in 1755. HIs great, great, great, great, great grandson, Peter Bradshaw, made a generous donation and presented the only known portrait of Thomas Whitty to the Axminster Heritage Centre.

Contact us
To arrange a viewing, before making a booking or for information about the hire of the Gallery space please contact
The Centre Manager, Axminster Heritage Centre, Silver St, Axminster EX13 5AH

Phone 01297 639884 or altenatively email

What People say

This well-equipped and comfortable central venue is the perfect  spiritual home for our meetings! Prices are very reasonable.. We look forward to a long association”.   Axminster Historical Association

Getting together in the Gallery with other Chambers of Commerce members worked very well. It was a refreshing change to have an informal  meeting somewhere different.. and the people on hand couldn’t have been more helpful”.
Axminster Chamber of Commerce

The Bradshaw Meeting Room provides a lovely light and airy space for us to sew in. The large tables are perfect for pattern cutting and it feels great knowing that we are creating in a space that has a textile history”. The Sewing Room

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