Welcome to the Community Heritage Access Centre.



Looking for history in South Somerset?



Then look no further than the Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC)! 


CHAC's Environmental Store 


Located on the outskirts of the historic market town of Yeovil, within South Somerset District Council's Lufton depot, (CHAC) cares for an outstanding and diverse collection relating to the history and heritage South Somerset.


The collection showcases the local history in all its forms including archaeology, the history of the gloving and manufacturing trades, an extensive photography archive and even a firearms collection of international importance.


Explore our collection on line or contact us to arrange a tour.


We are open by appointment 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays).  Tours can be arranged for groups in the evening.


 Directions to CHAC





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