Minehead, Allerford & Porlock Museums

The three museums, found in Minehead, Allerford and Porlock, each tell the story of key events and everyday life which helped shape the area.

2021 update:Please check with the Museum direct to confirm current opening times


Minehead Museum - free entry


The museum next to the Tourist Information Centre (opposite the West Somerset Steam Railway) opens on the 26th March   2022:  Tues - Sat 10.00am -4.00pm, Sun 11.00am-4.00pm.  Also open Bank Holiday Mondays and Mondays in August.

The museum includes exhibits on maritime history, the Hobby Horse, Arthur C Clarke, local theatres and Punch & Judy.  Each year we change the displays, so come along and find out what the theme is this year. There are also a range of age-based children's quizzes lilnked to the curriculum.We look forward to welcoming you!

The museum is run by a group of volunteers on a charitable basis, so your donations are welcome.


West Somerset Rural Life Museum & Victorian School Room - Allerford

museum allerford

The museum is housed in the old school building with a large hall, smaller schoolroom, thatched roof and garden by the river The exhibition  includes a glimpse into  what  past rural life was like and  a large photographic collection  . This museum  is particularly suitable for children who can dress up in Victorian clothes, write on the slates and play with the old toys. Public car park opposite the museum, small shop for souvenirs,  outdoor picnic area, garden and croquet lawn.  

Admission Charge    Adults £2.00  Children 50p  Check website for opening times.


Dovery Manor Museum - Porlock   free entry


Dovey Manor museum aims to provide an insight into the history of the delightful Exmoor village of Porlock and nearby communities.Local life and history are portrayed through artefacts, costume, photographs, ceramics, tools, and domestic items.

Dovery Manor Museum is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and is run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers.

Opening Times: May - September - see website for full details


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