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Axbridge Archaeological and Local History Society

Registered charity no. 272553

The Society, founded in 1950, initially as a Caving and Archaeological Society, exists to promote interest in, and research into, the rich history and archaeology of Axbridge and the surrounding area. It is particularly proud off its contribution to the Axbridge Museum (now run as an independent Museum Trust) where much of its collection is displayed.

Axbridge and the area around it, has been of significant importance throughout the ages: in pre-historic times, in Saxon England and in the medieval and post-medieval periods A wealth of research has already been done but there is much more to do.

It’s not all dry academic discussion though! Members come from many different backgrounds, with varying interests and various levels of expertise (or none at all). We have a programme of monthly talks and visits throughout the year and would love to see some new faces, so do take a look at our programme and come along. Visitors are welcome at our meetings but, as a member, you would also receive a regular newsletter and journal and have access to the extensive Society library, as well as the opportunity to participate in practical archaeology.

Whether you’re interested in archaeology or just want to know more about the history of your local area you are assured of a warm welcome.

For information about the society and further details about the programme and membership please see our website