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 Centre Manager, Nigel Sadler, for a chat  Phone: 01297 639884   Email:



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 and vote at the AGM and 

as part of our democratic organisation, Members are also entitled to the following benefits:

  • Free entry to the Heritage Centre
  • Regular newsletters keeping them up to date with what we are doing
  • Early notification of events by email
  • Invitations to special members-only events.
  • Membership Card

We offer Three schemes:

Annual membership at £10 per year or

Lifetime membership for a one-off payment of £100

Family Membership TBC beginning Spring 2022

Our Membership Discount Card scheme continues to be very popular with old and new members alike.  As well as free entry to the Heritage Centre, Members also receive discounts for Heritage Alive events and in the Heritage Centre shop, and we are delighted to include River Cottage Canteen, Acorn Gifts, Archway Bookshop and Axminster Printing Co. as partners.

You can download an application form here 

Contact:  Membership Secretary, David Garrod:

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Gifts in Wills

We know that your first priority when making a will is to provide for your loved ones, but many people find that even after they’ve done this they would like to leave something to a cause they hold dear. Leaving a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but will have a powerful impact for years to come. If you would like to leave a gift to Axminster Heritage we would recommend you speak to your solicitor.


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