Axbridge Archaeological & Local History Society

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axbridgeThe Society, founded initially as a Caving and Archaeological Society in 1950, exists to promote interest and research into the rich history and archaeology of Axbridge and the surrounding area.

From prehistory, through Saxon times and into the medieval, post-medieval and modern periods, this part of Somerset has a fascinating and important story to tell. The Society is committed to contributing to the further unravelling and interpretation of this story.

Over the decades, the Society has assembled a large collection of historical and archaeological material and was instrumental in establishing a museum in the Town. Much of the Society’s collection is displayed in the museum in King John’s Hunting Lodge that is now managed by an independent Museum Trust.

The Society holds a series of meeting from September to April, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Cross Memorial Hall (BS26 2EH) and during the summer it organises visits to places of historical and archaeological interest.

For further information please see our website

Elizabeth Friend (Secretary) email: [email protected]

Registered charity number 272553



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