In line with the Government guidance the South West Heritage Trust will be closing all its sites to the public this week (week beginning 2 November). The following closures apply:

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton – Closed until further notice

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury – Closed until further notice

Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, Bridgwater – Open Tuesday 3 November then closed until further notice

Somerset Heritage Centre, Taunton – Open Tuesday 3 November and Wednesday 4 November then closed until further notice

Devon Heritage Centre, Exeter – Open Tuesday 3 November and Wednesday 4 November then closed until further notice

North Devon Record Office, Barnstaple – Open Wednesday 4 November then closed until further notice

If you have booked to visit one of our heritage centres during the opening times stated above you are still welcome to do so. If, however, you would prefer to cancel your visit you can do so via your original booking in Eventbrite. 

We’re very sorry, but all museum visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

We will reopen our sites when Government guidance makes that possible so please keep on eye on the website.

In the meantime, thank you very much for your support and understanding during these difficult times. With best wishes from us all and keep safe.    

Archives Research and Copying Service

Our Research and Copying services will remain open to new requests during the November lockdown period. However, in light of the high number of enquiries we are receiving, all requests will be strictly limited to 2 hours maximum, and waiting time may be up to 8 weeks.

Somerset Archives Service

Devon Archives Service