Dulverton Heritage Centre

See the fascinating past of this unique Exmoor town.

Discover the story of the Red Deer and Granny Baker’s cottage. Explore the Exmoor Oral History archive, old photos and unique local cinefilm footage.  Discover the local individuals who died in WWI and  learn of their family’s history.  Visit the fascinating model railway of Dulverton Station (circa 1935) or explore the courtyard celebrating The Coming of The Railway with panels and sounds from the steam era.

Regular changes to the main exhibition room celebrate local social or natural history and have in  recent years celebrated The Life of Hope Bourne, The Exmoor Horn Sheep, Privilege and Poverty,  Exmoor’s Butterflies, Moths and their Caterpillars as well as celebrating local characters and telling stories.

Did You Know?

Dulverton was the birthplace of George Williams, founder of the YMCA.

Address

The Guildhall Heritage Centre
Dulverton
Somerset
TA22 9EY

Telephone

07969 243887

Website

www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk

Pricing

Free admission

Opening Times

Open April to end October

(Other times by request)

Facilities

  • Activity trails
  • Guidebooks
  • Parking nearby
  • Gift Shop
  • Limited disabled access

Unfortunately access to the first floor is by a set of stairs.  However, five fabulous exhibitions can be easily accessed on the ground floor where there are no steps.

Learning

The Heritage Centre offers a summer programme of guided walks around Dulverton, which can be organised privately for groups and organisations.  Please call 07969243887 or check out our webpage for events and learning opportunities that we are hosting this season www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk/events.

Research

Our archive room gives access to the Michael Deering Exmoor Photographic Archive and to the Exmoor Oral History Archive. No appointment is necessary but if researcher wishes to talk to someone with specific local knowledge, please email manager@dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk for further information.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Guildhall Centre has a spacious, well-lit first floor gallery that is available for hire to individuals or groups of artists and crafts people, clubs and societies, travelling exhibitions etc. The gallery has approximately 86 ft of wall space and has 3 huge Velux windows giving wonderful natural light as well as modern LED lights that can be individually positioned.

To enquire about using the space for your event please contact Kathy Currie on 07900598800 or email kathycurrie.dhc@gmail.com or check out our website www.dulvertonheritagecentre.org.uk

Collections

  • Archives
  • Art
  • Local History
  • Military
  • Natural History
  • Oral History Archive
  • Photography
  • Railway
  • Social History

Time Periods

  • 20th Century