Pewsey Heritage Centre is now closed.

The Pewsey Heritage Centre is closed for the Winter season, this closure allows us to update our displays, and to do maintenance to the building. We will be open again, for the 2020 Season, on Saturday 4th April 2020 and we will be closing on the 31st October 2020, we look forward to seeing you in 2020.

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New kitchen and toilet project for the Education Centre

The Pewsey Heritage Centre is looking to add toilet and kitchen facilities to the Education Centre building, to create a more community friendly space. Below is a diagram of what we are planning to do:



As you can imagine this kind of project costs a lot of money to complete, and we are currently investigating our funding options.

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Pewsey Heritage Centre is open to the public Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm. We are very short of stewards, so need volunteers to help in the Heritage Centre during these times, collecting the admission fees and being the “public face” of the Heritage Centre.

If you have any time available on Monday to Saturday either 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm, we would love to hear from you!

Here is a recent Tripadvisor review about the Heritage Centre: “We really enjoyed exploring this centre which is full of fascinating items - really well displayed and labelled. A mention should also be made of the lovely volunteer!”

If you feel you would like to help us and be one our team of “lovely volunteers” then please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Your chance to influence a proposed White Horses Project!

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team is hoping to develop and deliver a project based on the theme of the ‘Landscape of the White Horses’, but the staff need your help!  Please take a couple of minutes to complete the brief survey in the attached link.  Answering the questions will help the AONB team better understand the extent to which the White Horses are valued as well as tap your thoughts on how funding to support the project should be spent.  Please complete the survey by 31st October 2019 and share the link with others, so that they may participate. Many thanks.

Volunteer Trustees Required

Pewsey Heritage Centre are looking to fill vacancies for Trustees and, in particular, to widen our expertise base by looking for volunteers with Finance, IT and Legal knowledge. However, we would be very keen to speak to anyone who feels that they have the appropriate skills and a willingness to serve on the Board. Importantly we have a very urgent requirement for the roles of Company Secretary; Centre Manager; and Chief Steward. If you think you could help and would like more information please CLICK HERE.

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The Museum

The Pewsey Heritage Centre collection is housed in what was once the foundry building of Whatley & Hiscock, agricultural engineers.

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Indeed, the machinery of this firm formed the basis for the Heritage Centre. When engineering work ceased, the local history society set up a museum to conserve the heavy machinery. This has grown into the resource you can see today.

You will find more information about the history of the building and the collection in the Museum History section of this website.


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Pewsey - the village that gave the Vale its name.

This view is from Pewsey White Horse, on the edge of Salisbury Plain