Milverton Village Archive

Delve into the archives and discover the history of this historic old market town and the families that lived & worked there. Including documents, photographs, maps, paintings and objects, the archive is open to all.

Objects range from fine porcelain to cast iron & everything In between.

See many of these objects at our annual Heritage Day on first May bank holiday in conjunction with Milverton Street Fair, when a large part of the collection is on display.

Did You Know?

Milverton once had a thriving silk factory from 1819 to c. 1840, built c. 1815 it employed 300 people. The owner also ran a silk factory in the Blackdown Hills.


Milverton Village Archive
St Michaels Church
St Michaels Hill



Entry is free, but donations are welcome

Opening Times

Open all year, Mon-Sat 9.00-16.00.


  • Parking nearby
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Limited disabled access


The archive volunteers can assist researchers, and objects can be brought out of store for Researchers upon request by email. Charges may apply.


  • Archives
  • Ceramics
  • Industrial
  • Local History
  • Railway
  • Social history
  • Transport
  • Reference library

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Edwardian
  • Georgian
  • Victorian
  • 17th & 18th centuries