Somerset County Council

South West Heritage Trust


Please visit the South West Heritage Trust website to find out much more about us and our latest news.

The charitable trust was established by Somerset and Devon County Councils.

Its role includes:

  • Managing the Museum of Somerset in Taunton and the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury 
  • Curating more than 3 million museum objects, ranging from Bronze Age gold to modern art
  • Caring for the written evidence of the history of Somerset and Devon from the 8th century to the present day, and making it available to the public
  • Caring for Somerset’s historic environment

The trust provides a resilient future for the heritage services of both Somerset and Devon. It is innovative and enables us to better protect, celebrate and make available the rich heritage of Somerset and Devon.


Contact: Somerset Heritage Centre
Address: Brunel Way, Langford Mead, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6SF

Email addresses

Archives and Local Studies:
Historic Environment:

Appointments: 01823 337600
Archives and Local Studies 01823 278805
Historic Environment 01823 278805
Museums: 01823 255088
: 01823 347459

Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 9am to 5pm, second Saturday of each month, 9am to 1.30pm

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