Welcome to the Community Heritage Access
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South Somerset's History.
Looking for history in South Somerset?
Then look no further than the Community Heritage Access Centre
Yeovil has a rich past of industry and has an important
role to play in the history of South Somerset.
Our collections reflect this and range from an extensive photo
archive, local history, archaeology and even an internationally
significant firearms collection.
Such collections are available online and at the Community
Heritage Access Centre and we aim to help everyone unlock the
history of this diverse region.
At the Community Access Heritage Centre we have a range of
services that we provide which can help with your research and
interests, and sometimes just simply show off our collections to
One of the main services that we provide is answering a range of
enquiries on a variety of topics. These can range from the simple
to the complex and come from a diverse background, family
historians, academic researchers, businesses and interested
locals. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 01935 462855.
The Heritage Centre strives to hold exhibitions
around South Somerset show casing our collections when
possible. These exhibitions often highlight items of local
history and will be noted in the news sections when
one is on going.
The Heritage Centre also runs finds afternoons where members of the
public may bring in archaeological objects for identification by
the local Finds Liaison Officer. These are normally held every 2
months and news of these will be detailed on the website as one
approaches. The next one to be held will be at 2pm on
Wednesday 28th May 2014.
From time to time we hold open days where the Community
Heritage Access Centre is open to anyone to just call in and see
the collections, which often occurs in the form of tours. News of
which will be detailed on the website as one approaches. Private
tours can be arranged by request.
As we have an extensive photo archive we can often provide a
printing or copying service if there is an image of interest to
you. Photographic prints carry a charge however simple photocopies
do not, although donations are always welcome. Sometimes an image
may be under copyright and might not be reproducible; however more
often than not we can produce a copy at request.