Welcome to the SW Heritage Trust

The South West Heritage Trust is an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage.


As well as the widely-praised Museum of Somerset and the re-developed Somerset Rural Life Museum the Trust manages state-of-the-art facilities in Taunton and Exeter to care for the extraordinary archive collections of the two counties.


The Trust also provides essential advice about the historic environment and manages historic sites.


Individuals are invited to support the charity through its Supporters' scheme. We'd love you to join us!




Take a look at the seasonal events at the re-opened Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury. Visit and find out What's On 

News and Events

Michael Morpurgo Exhibition
Archive Exhibition
Echoes of War
Online Catalogues
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© South West Heritage Trust 2017


The South West Heritage Trust is a charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England. Registered office: Somerset Heritage Centre, Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, Somerset TA2 6SF. Company number: 09053532. Charity Number: 1158791. VAT Registration Number: 197221592. 

The Trust runs its main website www.swheritage.org.uk on Wordpress. We also host a small of amount of content (mainly PDF downloads) on this WIX platform.