YOU can be involved in our Heritage Centre and be part of making history in Axminster

Volunteers Required

Why not join us?

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 cataloging our collections
  • Researching artifacts, 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:

Our Volunteers:

  • Make a difference
  • Meet people.
  • Learn new skills
  • Take on challenges
  • Have fun!





Why not become a Member of Axminster Heritage?

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, Members are also entitled to the following benefits:

Free entry to the Heritage Centre
Members Magazine produced bi-monthly 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. Also a free printed copy of the Members Magazine on production of your membership card.

We offer Four Membership schemes:

Annual Individual Membership at just £12.50 per year 

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

Family Membership 2 Adults and up to four Children under 17  £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).

Individual Entry to the museum for non members will be £4.00 from 16th April 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 Acorn Gifts, Archway Bookshop and Axminster Printing Co. as partners.

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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:


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.


Contact Us

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