Braunton & District Museum

Showcasing the history and heritage of the area through fascinating exhibits, artifacts, and interactive displays. Definitely a must visit spot for history diggers.

Braunton & District Museum

Braunton & District Museum is the largest rural museum in the UK

It is located in Braunton, Devon, and is housed in the Town Hall, a Grade II listed building

It offers visitors a unique insight into the history of both the town and the wider region, with collections tracing local social, industrial and agricultural history as well as displaying items relating to local archaeology and geology

Exhibits include photographs, newspapers, documents, artifacts and more

The works of local artists are also showcased at the museum

Interactive displays offer visitors an opportunity to explore Braunton’s rich heritage in depth, with on-site activities such as audio tours and hands-on activities for children

The museum also organizes events throughout the year for all ages


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Opening Hours:
Monday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Address: 27 Caen St, Braunton EX33 1AA, UK

Len&Kate Upton avatarLen&Kate Upton
5 months ago
Can the museum please update its opening details? It is closed till March 2024, according to the sign on the door. Website & Google say it's open :(
Wien Fung avatarWien Fung
7 years ago
Lovely staff and place. A bit of history of the area.
B avatarB
3 years ago
The museum is fascinating, full of interesting artefacts. But what struck me the most were the wonderful volunteer staff…they love the work they do and couldn't be more helpful and charming. The young man is an outstanding source of information about Braunton Burrows and obviously spends a lot of free time there exploring the place. He is also very knowledgeable about the way soldiers trained on the Burrows in readiness for invading Europe. I only popped in to buy a map but the visit turned out to be one of the highlights of the day!
Tristan Bransby avatarTristan Bransby
5 years ago
Some people travel hundreds of miles just to witness the magnitude of the model railway setup that this museum has to offer. The breathtaking journey back in time is more than worth the astronomically high parking fees of the local carpark just across the roundabout. But I'd say that it is worth it. My life is now complete… I can die with a smile on my face, and the memories in my head.
Sandra Jeffery avatarSandra Jeffery
5 years ago
A small free voluntary run countryside museum staff lovely and helpful 4 kids with us enjoyed the interactive displays grandson age 6 took in 2 small crabs he had found to look at under the microscope, they have plenty of articles to look at under microscope, they also enjoyed colouring in nature pictures.
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