South West Heritage Trust

Organisation: Archive, Museum

Collections held: Courts, Police, Prisons

Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

Organisation includes Museum of Somerset Rural Life Museum, Devon Archives and Local Studies, Somerset Archives and Local Studies.

Brunel Way, Norton Fitzwarren TA2 6SF


Any publications or other relevant material about the collection / history of the organisation?

Historic Buildings?

The Museum of Somerset is housed in Taunton Castle which saw quarter sessions and assizes take place here.

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Registered users, Online access (catalogue only)

How big is the collection?

Documents: 50,001-75,000
Photographs: 11- 100
Objects: 101- 500
Artwork: Less than 10
Books/journals/magazines: Less than 10