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Axminster Heritage Centre

Axminster, Devon, England

Attraction Information

  • Museums and Art Galleries icon Museums and Art Galleries

Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

Travel back in time at Axminster Museum, once a local police station and courthouse found right in the heart of the town. Peer inside the old police cells if you dare, or relax at the Arts Cafe just next door!

Feel like a giant as you admire the beautiful model of local landmark Weycroft Mill, or delve into the history of Axminster carpets, where you can discover the development of carpet making from the time of Thomas Whitty to present day. Then continue your historical journey as you explore the agricultural activity of the town, you’ll never see the same thing twice as displays change yearly to show different aspects of Victorian and Edwardian life!

Uncover how the settlement endured 2 world wars through fascinating artefacts, including an illustrated account of the WW2 US Army Hospital. You don’t truly know Axminster until you’ve visited this museum, constantly changing and adding new displays depending on community interests there really isn’t a better place to get to know the town.

  • Historical Interactive Museum
  • Live displays of 18th-century carpet looming
  • Beautiful Arts Cafe


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available Nearby Parking Available Nearby
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street, Axminster, Devon, EX13 5AH, England


Click here to visit Axminster Heritage Centre and Museum's website
01297 639884

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Easter - October
Monday to Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 13:00


Free admission

Last Entry

15 minutes before attraction closes

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Pets allowed

No dogs allowed


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