South Molton and District Museum

Merryweather Fire Engine 1886
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The Museum is located on the ground floor of the town's 18th century Guildhall, which was completed in 1743 and is situated on the town square.

Discover the true spirit of the characters from South Molton's past, through the exhibits and interactive displays.

The Museum is managed by the South Molton Town Council it emplyes two part time staff and works with approximatley 30 volunteers, we engage with the local community to show the social history of their town and its evolvement through the centuries.

The collections reflect the life and times of the town and the surrounding countryside. Local trades, agriculture and domestic history are also strongly featured.
Service point available and by appointment someone will help you research family and local history.

Veiwing can be arranged for groups and schools by appoinment out side of normal opening hours

Regular history and folklore related story telling sessions and hands-on collections are favourites with children of all ages.

If you have a friend who has particular access needs, please call the Museum to make the most of the their visit.

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Opening hours

Monday 23rd March 2015 to Saturday 7th November 2015
Mondays & Tuesdays 10.30 - 16.00
Thursdays & Saturdays 10.30 - 13.00
Other days - closed
Closed Bank Holidays

Opening subject to the availability of volunteers.

We continue to welcome visitors during the closed period, by prior appointment only.

Admission charges

Museum entry is FREE donations gratefully accepted

Additional info

some items for sale postcard of the merryweather Fire engine for sale and calendar of images from South Molton.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Weapons and War, Coins and Medals, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

South Molton and District Museum
The Guildhall
The Square
South Molton
EX36 3AB




01769 572951

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