Axminster Museum

Axminster Museum

The Museum was opposite St. Mary's Church in the Old Courthouse.

But will be moving to new premises at Axminster Heritage Centre, Thomas Whitty House, Silver Street. To allow the collection to be packed up and moved, the Museum will be closed in 2015.

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  • Collection 1

    Early Example of Thomas Whitty's work in Axminster 1755.

  • Collection 2

    There is a room dedicated to the history of Axminster Carpets, showing the development of carpet-making from the time of Thomas Whitty to the present day.

  • Collection 3

    Part of the Museum's collection reflects the agricultural activity of this small market town.

  • Collection 4

    Until the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Newenham Abbey stood 1.5km south of Axminster. There are few remains but the Museum has an exhibit which includes a small collection of floor tiles.

  • Collection 5

    Artefacts from the two world wars are presented together with an illustrated account of the WW2 US Army Hospital

Admission & prices

Closed for re-location

Find us

Pay and Display Car Park behind the Museum provides easy access. Free parking including Disabled parking bay in Church Street outside the Museum.


  • Cafe on-site

The Arts cafe is adjacent to the museum.
Pay and display car park behind the museum gives easy access.
The Museum is on the first floor and we regret that there is currently no access for wheelchair users.

Axminster Museum
The Old Courthouse
Church Street,
EX13 5AQ

T: 01297 34137
E: Please telephone

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Axminster Museum

Axminster Museum
The Old Courthouse
Church Street,

Axminster, DEVON EX13 5AQ