The Museum

The Museum and Heritage Centre

Chard Museum is a registered charity (No. 270186) set up in 1970. It is managed by a group of Trustees who, like all the workers involved with the Museum, are unpaid volunteers.First registered under the Museums and Galleries Registration Scheme in 1990, it was awarded full Accreditation in April, 2006, one of the first volunteer-run museums in the South West to receive this recognition.The Museum & Heritage Centre exhibitions have been expanded and improved steadily over the years and contain several collections of national importance including those of John Stringfellow (1799-1883), an early pioneer of powered flight, and James Gillingham (1839-1924) who was an important maker of artificial limbs.