The Heritage Centre

The Wotton-Under-Edge Historical Society and Heritage Centre was established for the preservation and study of the history of Wotton-Under-Edge and its environs.  Housed in a converted fire station and located in The Chipping, the Centre contains a sizable collection of archives, records, photographs and genealogical research material.

The Centre holds three to four different exhibitions a year which display items of interest of local and on occasion national history. In each display we highlight items from our own collection, as well as items lent by members of the local community.  See our current exhibition.

We also present up to 9  lectures a year, which are £3.00 to members.  Non-Members are welcome to attend at £5 per lecture. See current lecture programme.

In addition, a small library and archive are located in the Heritage Centre for the study of local and family history. Use of the library is free for members and open to the general public at £5.00 for half a day or £10 per day.

Tourist information and gifts
The Centre also has a wide range of information and leaflets about the local area.
There is also a great choice of quality gifts available at the Centre.
Facilities and access
The Centre has disabled access through the main entrance. We are a small museum and therefore do not have a public toilet or cafe but these can be found within easy walking distance from the Centre.
Both short and long stay parking are available in the Chipping Car Park, immediately outside the Centre. Click the map on the Contact Us page for more detail.
Supporting us

The Heritage Centre depend upon the support of the community in order to keep its doors open and our collection preserved for future generations of townspeople.  The best way of showing your support is to become a member.  Basic membership for individuals begins at only £15 per year.  Learn how you can join on our Society page.

The Heritage Centre is a Registered Charity No 291936

The Historical Society

If you are interested in local or family history and want to meet others with similar interests, The Historical Society and Heritage Centre is the organisation to join. By becoming a member you will also be able to attend our lectures as well as participate in the many social events, excursions and other activities we sponsor throughout the year. In addition you will receive our annual journal and newsletters.

Please visit the Society page to find out more.