Axminster HQ

Open House at Axminster HQ

Enjoy a unique day out and experience what makes us tick

When & Where?

Friday 21st September at Millwey Rise Industrial Estate, Weycroft Avenue, Axminster EX13 5PH

Our largest ever showcase of live demonstrations from a range of experts!

Come and discover Axminster... From product innovation and manufacture to site tours and an opportunity to learn from Axminster experts and suppliers, it's an occasion not to be missed! Buy from our extensive range of quality tools and machinery or peruse our ever popular 'Bin Ends' selection and grab yourself a bargain.

  • Over 40 demonstrations throughout the day
  • Guest appearances by highly acclaimed cabinet maker Robert Ingham and YouTube experts Peter Parfitt and Matt Estlea
  • Behind the scenes tours (sorry, now sold out)
  • New products, clearance sale ...and more!

Open House - Friday 21st September

Get your tickets now, only £5 - limited availability!

Admission strictly by ticket only. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to charity.

Guided tour
Demonstrations by our experts
A unique day out

What you can expect on the day


Demonstrations & Guest Appearances

Come and see our largest ever showcase of live demonstrations from a range of Axminster experts; including the key people behind the development of some of Axminster's best loved tools. Receive first hand insights into the thought process behind each product as well as hints and tips for getting the best out of the machines.

Robert Ingham

Demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day to include Axminster woodworking and engineering machinery, woodturning, woodcarving, hand tools, UJK Technology (including the Parf Dog System), Tormek, Arbortech, Proxxon and many more.

In addition there will be guest appearances from Peter Parfitt, Robert Ingham and Matt Estlea, enabling you to glean their expertise on a range of woodworking topics.


Guided Tours - sorry, tickets now sold out!

Tours of the Axminster HQ site to include the warehouse highlighting the 'order to despatch' system, the Skill Centre and our state-of-the-art engineering production shop where many of our own brand products are manufactured. An opportunity to view the scale of our business and ask questions of your tour leader who will be an Axminster owner, Director or a long term serving member of the Axminster team.

New Products

From drawing board to product, an opportunity to learn how we take innovative products from an idea through to testing, manufacture and sale. Also to have a 'first look' at some of our new products for the future (as available).

Clearance Sale

During the day you will be able to view and buy from our 'Bin Ends' selection which will include end of ranges and returned items, all available at great prices. Time to grab yourself a bargain! You can also buy from our extensive range of tools and machinery on the day, either on site or at the Axminster store.

Parf Super Dog
Matt Estlea
Furniture by Matt Estlea

Book early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets are only available in advance and entry on the day is strictly by ticket... so get yours now!

There are a limited number of tickets available so that you can be assured of our best attention and really get to see everything - this will be a day out to remember. A select number of tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis to include a special look around the facility.

Due to restrictions on the number of people we can have on tours of Axminster HQ tickets are divided into two types:

General Admission - £5

Friday 21st September, 10am - 3pm

There's still so much to see:

  • Access to over 40 live demonstrations
  • A special discount on the day
  • Learn from some of the best in the business including guest demonstrations from Robert Ingham, Colwin Way, Peter Parfitt, and Matt Estlea
  • First look at new products

All ticket proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation, a great cause providing vital research to combat heart and circulatory disease.

N.B. strictly no admittance to HQ tours on this ticket and places are limited for the demonstrations so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Guided Tours - sold out!

Friday 21st September, 10am - 3pm

Guided tour of Axminster HQ. Tours will run for 30 minutes at set times, only 160 places available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Plus access to live demonstrations running throughout the day from Axminster's experts to include guest appearances from Peter Parfitt, Robert Ingham and Matt Estlea.

N.B. No unaccompanied under 16 year olds and no school groups. There is limited disabled access in some areas. Guide dogs only please.

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