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Westbury Heritage Society was formed in 1992 and is a key component in making residents and visitors aware of the rich history and heritage of this former mill town. Its principal aim is to provide a variety of ways for the community to best engage with its heritage.

Based in Westbury High Street for the past 16 years, it has recently moved to a new location in the historic Westbury Library in Edward Street where visitors can access the society’s interesting collections, artefacts and the archive of old photos and newspaper clippings.

Although the heritage society is not open to visitors at the moment because of government regulations around Covid-19, we hope you will use this site, and our Facebook page Old Westbury, Wiltshire, to find out more about the history of the town and the society’s forthcoming programme of talks and workshops.


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Westbury Heritage Society was formed in 1992 by a group of people intent on preserving the town’s heritage for future generations.  Since then the Society has collected many photographs and artefacts which have been kindly lent or donated by the people of Westbury and which reflect the history, culture and heritage of the town.

Regular meetings are held with illustrated talks, often by a local expert, on a topic of relevance to the town or area and exhibitions on different themes are held throughout the year. Check out the latest news and our programme of events on our News & What’s On page.

In 2004 the Society opened the Visitor and Heritage Centre as a place to highlight the rich local history and house the Society’s collection but it was decided in 2020 that the society would move to the town’s historic Library and we can now be found on the first floor.  We look forward to welcoming you there once government regulations allow.

The society is run entirely by volunteers; if you would like to help in some way, please either drop by the library and chat with us or contact us on info@westburyheritagesociety.org.uk  and we will get back to you.

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The society is run totally by volunteers who all want to preserve the heritage of this lovely town. We would love for you to help. 

So, if you feel inspired to volunteer or would just like to join the society as a member and take advantage of reduced entry rates for our talks, please send us an email through the contact form below and we will be in touch.  

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Where to find us and opening times

Westbury Library
Edward Street
Wiltshire BA13 3BD

Monday 2pm – 7pm
Tuesday and Friday 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

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We will be more than happy to help answer any questions you have and if you would like to join us please use this form also. We will be in touch with you shortly. Please note, that due to Covid-19 we are unable to open our premises to visitors at this time. We will of course keep you updated as to when we hope to reopen at our new location, Westbury Library.


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