The Museum Collection

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The Heritage Centre collections highlight the social, agricultural and industrial aspects of rural England over the past 150 years or so, a period which includes the rise and fall and rise again of the Kennet and Avon Canal, and the railway with its rapid links to both East and West.

The mechanisation of agriculture in the 18th and 19th centuries changed the face of Pewsey Vale forever. Farm owners no longer needed so many labourers and people were forced off the land. Tools and equipment found on farms in the early years of mechanisation can be found in the collection.

With coming of mechanisation and the movement of people into Pewsey, engineers and engineering premises were established in villages that became the focal point of social life- people moved from the land and the outlying hamlets to set up in business or to work for companies supplying services to the expanding communities. The collection includes historical engineering equipment as well as items illustrating the way people lived.

The entire catalogue of the collection can be viewed at The Wiltshire Treasure website


The Collection Includes:
Pewsey Industry History >>
Pewsey Social History >>
Pewsey Farming History >>