Arts & Crafts


Ilminster Arts Centre

The Meeting House, East Street, TA19 0AN, Ilminster


Based in the heart of town, Ilminster Arts Centre runs a year round programme of highly acclaimed art exhibitions and concerts (jazz, classical, folk and world music), plus a host of art and craft workshops and other events. Our award-winning cafe serves delicious light lunches, cakes, fairtrade tea and coffee.

Ilminster Arts Centre
Ilminster Arts Centre is a thriving, volunteer-led community asset dedicated to bringing top quality arts to Ilminster and the surrounding area. We are based in a beautiful 18th-century former Unitarian church and every year welcome some 30,000 visitors through our doors. The Arts Centre hosts a regularly changing programme of exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing work by well-known local artists as well as those from further afield. Ilminster Arts Centre also runs an eclectic programme of top quality jazz (some of the best names in UK and international jazz come to play here), classical, folk and world music. The Arts Centre runs a busy programme of hands-on workshops, led by expert teachers, with popular classes including watercolours, oil painting, slow stitch, clay sculpture, stained glass, pastel pencils, children's art workshops. Our Craft Shop sells a carefully curated selection of work by local makers, along with greetings cards by West Country artists. Our award-winning cafe is licensed, and serves delicious home-cooked daily specials, sandwiches and paninis. Ingredients are sourced from local suppliers wherever possible, and our teas and coffees are Fairtrade.


  • Art gallery 
  • Concert venue
  • Craft shop
  • Licensed cafe & garden cafe
  • Car parking; 2 priority parking spaces for those with impaired mobility; level access to main hall for performances; adapted toilet.
  • Well behaved dogs welcome.
  • Level access to gallery and café via external side door ramp.

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Opening Hours

Tuesday - Saturday, 9.30am - 3pm


Charges apply for concerts and workshops


Ilminster Arts Centre
The Meeting House
East Street
TA19 0AN

T: 01460 54973


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