Introduction

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, the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury and The Brick and Tile Museum in Bridgwater
  • 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.