If you’re interested in learning a new skill, developing a new hobby, or making new friends then one of our wide range of Heritage Alive activities and workshops might be just what you’re looking for!




Family History Workshops

During November and early December we will be running a series of evening talks/tutorials on different aspects of family history research. The sessions we are finalising at the moment will cover dating, using and preserving historic photographs, using trade directories, Census records and old newspaper archives. We will be confirming dates for these sessions in the coming weeks, but they will be on Thursday evenings 7-9pm in the Bradshaw Meeting Room. Each evening will cost £3.50 (we would like you to book in advance) and will consist of an hour long tutorial and one hour of questions and personal experiences/examples from those attending the meetings. We want you to come along and share your knowledge of what works/doesn’t work and the pitfalls that have caught you out are.

Thursday November 3rd –  Dating and preserving old photographs   (run by Nigel Sadler)

Thursday November 17th – Using old Trade Directories (run by Nigel Sadler) please note this is a change from the previously advertised date of 10th November



Christmas Art and Craft Fair

Saturday November 26th 10:00am till 4:00pm Free entry.  

 As we are nearing the festive season you can join us for an early start to your Christmas shopping by buying gifts from local artists and craft makers. If you would like to book a table for this event please contact the Heritage Centre as you will need to fill out a booking form.  This is NOT a table top sale, you can only book a table to sell your own arts and/or crafts and related items.

Tables cost £10 to hire and the event will be held in the Museum at Axminster Heritage Centre.  Refreshments will available in the Bradshaw Meeting Room on the first floor.


Spinning a Yarn: The story of Sheep and Axminster

Temporary Exhibition 16th April to 29th October 2022

The story of Sheep and Axminster


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