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 has a selection of small exhibitions which display items of interest of local and on occasion national history. In the display cabinets we highlight items from our own collection selected by our Trustees. Also, items loaned to us by members of the local community.   

We also present up to 9 lectures a year, which are free 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 public in return for a small donation to the Society.  

Tourist information and gifts
The Centre also has a wide range of information and leaflets about the local area.
There is also an excellent 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 free 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 residents.  The best way of showing your support is to become a member.  Basic membership for individuals begins with a minimum donation of £10 per year.  Learn how you can join on our Society page.

The Heritage Centre is a Registered Charity No 291936


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