Axminster Heritage

Axminster Heritage

Charity information

Axminster Heritage

Our aim is to buy the 18c listed carpet factory in Axminster and to develop it into a major carpet museum illustrating the importance of these floor coverings in the Age of Elegance.

Founded 2006

  • Mission statement

    To provide an interactive resource that will inform, educate and spread knowledge concerning the origins of Axminster and its world famous carpet manufacture and production whilst providing training and opportunities to people in the craft museum and the tourist and visitor centre.

  • Aims

    Axminster Heritage aims to:

    • To provide a valuable resource for local educational establishments
    • To house a national collection of original Axminster Carpets within the grade II listed building where carpet manufacture and production began in the town
    • To provide the UK's first dedicated carpet museum
    • To become a national resource for original archive materials for research and educational purpose around the world for historic carpet manufacture and production
  • Overview

    Established: June 2006

    Registered Charity Number: 1113818

    Board members: 8

    Full time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 50

    Phone number: 0129735522

    Address: The Beeches Harcombe Road Raymonds Hill Axminster Ex13 5TB

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