Somerset Archives and Local Studies exists to find, preserve and make available written records of Somerset's people and communities.  We are based at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton.


Follow the links below to find out more about the services we offer, the records we hold and how you can carry out your own Somerset research.

Somerset Archives and Local Studies  




Phone: 01823 278805 (Enquiries)

              01823 337600 (Appointments)

Opening Times

Tuesday to Friday: 9.00 am-5.00 pm

2nd Saturday of the month: 9.00 am-1.30 pm

The office is closed on Mondays, and on public and bank holidays.

© 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 on Wordpress. We also host a small of amount of content (mainly PDF downloads) on this WIX platform.