South West Heritage Trust

South West Heritage Trust museums & archives

The South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage. As well as the widely-praised Museum of Somerset and Somerset Rural Life Museum, in Glastonbury, The Trust manages state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties. The Trust also provides essential advice about the historic environment and manages historic sites.

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Somerset Heritage Centre
Brunel Way
Norton Fitzwarren

Telephone: 01823 278 805

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Autumn at the Museum / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-08-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Aug 2016</span>Autumn at the Museum / Wed 31 Aug 2016

The Museum of Somerset’s autumn events programme of heritage and history talks has been announced. Writing to a Ghost The programme opens on 4 O...

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A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-03-16T00:00:00Z">Sat 16 Mar</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-06-29T00:00:00Z">Sat 29 Jun 2019</span> <span>(3 months)</span>A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt / Sat 16 Mar to Sat 29 Jun 2019 (3 months)

An exhibition on works by the 20th-century artist Doris Hatt (1890-1969), a Somerset pioneer of modernism, who exhibited her vibrant paintings of Sout...

Matilda Temperley: A View From the Hill / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-01-08T00:00:00Z">Tue 08 Jan</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2019-06-01T00:00:00Z">Sat 01 Jun 2019</span> <span>(5 months)</span>Matilda Temperley: A View From the Hill / Tue 08 Jan to Sat 01 Jun 2019 (5 months)

An exhibition of new images by the award-winning photographer capturing Somerset’s wonderful distinctiveness and some of the issues facing rural commu...

A Life in Colour - Panel Discussion / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2019-05-02T00:00:00Z">Thu 02 May 2019</span>A Life in Colour - Panel Discussion / Thu 02 May 2019

Discover what it was like for a female artist studying and practising in the early 20th century. Join Carolyn Trant author of the forthcoming Thames &...