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The Wessex Heritage Trust (WHT) is a not for profit, self-funding charitable organisation who work with people of all ages and abilities, to help them overcome personal disadvantage through engaging with their local culture and heritage. The region of the Wessex Heritage Trust is Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and parts of Berkshire, Somerset and Devon. To find out more about our current and past projects, please visit the projects section of our website.

The Wessex Heritage Trust is a stand alone, self-funding, not for profit and charitable trust (charity number: 1015271)

The declared aims of the Trust are:

The advancement of the education of the public by the promotion assistance and improvement of Hampshire museums, historic sites and areas of cultural interest. (Hampshire museums means public museums historic sites and areas of cultural interest in Hampshire and exceptionally the red house museum and gardens in Christchurch Dorset for the time being registered by the museums and galleries commission).

Visit our Youtube channel for reminiscence videos facilitated by the Memory Box team. The videos are based around our many reminiscence themes and use items like the ones pictured below.

We welcome any comments or memories, questions or feedback around our videos and themes and would love to see or hear about them in use! We hope you enjoy spending time and reminiscing together.

The Wessex Heritage Trust has a successful track record of attracting funding,donations and corporate sponsorship to enable innovative projects and events to be developed, which offer a wide range of opportunities for businesses and individuals to make a long-term difference.

To date The Wessex Heritage Trust has raised over £12 million for its projects run in the community throughout the region. Visit the ‘Get involved’ section of our website, or contact us today to find out how you can become one of our supporters. Keep up to date with our latest news, developments and achievements by following us on social media, or keeping up to date with our latest blog posts, available on our website. 


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Funders & Partners


We would like to acknowledge the valuable support of the following funders (updated September 2020):

  • National Lottery Community Fund

  • National Lottery Heritage Fund

  • Linbury Trust

  • Garfield Weston Foundation

  • Henry Smith Charity

  • Edward Gostling Foundation

  • Syder Foundation

  • Colefax Charitable Trust

  • Calleva Foundation

  • Davis Foundation

  • Nineveh Trust

  • Francis Winham Foundation

  • Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust

  • W G Edwards Charitable Trust

  • Hobson Charity

  • Sylvia Waddilove Charitable Trust

  • Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Charitable Trust

  • de Brye Charitable Trust

  • The Four Lanes Trust

  • The Shanly Foundation

  • Persimmon Homes