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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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...

Halloween / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-10-31T00:00:00Z">Wed 31 Oct 2018</span>Halloween / Wed 31 Oct 2018

The Museum will be open for Halloween on the spookiest night of the year, Wednesday 31 October, from 5.30 pm to 8.00 pm. There will be eerie family cr...

Needle Felting with Lydia Needle / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-10-06T00:00:00Z">Sat 06 Oct 2018</span>Needle Felting with Lydia Needle / Sat 06 Oct 2018

Join Lydia at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury for an informative, hands-on workshop, learning the craft of felting. Booking required – £5...