Visit Minehead - visit the Museum - Free Entry donations very welcome!

The Museum is now open for the 2019 season

Whether you are here for your holidays or living nearby, there is something of interest for everyone, here at our unique museum in The Beach Hotel, opposite Minehead’s Steam Railway station. The museum is now open for the Summer season.

Experience the fascinating history of Minehead and Alcombe and discover the history of the Hobby Horse, the famous Swimming Pool, The Great Fire, world-famous author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the Lifeboats and the Pier, which was dismantled in WW2. Plus many other exhibits.

Download your own museum flyer
with images of many of the items on display.

Location & Opening Times

The museum is located within the Beach Hotel, opposite Minehead railway station. Entry is through the Information Centre at the Beach Hotel.

Open mid March to end of October -open every day except Mondays, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, or 11.00 am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. Also open on Mondays during the holiday season.

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Latest Museum booklet

Caroline Giddens , a Minehead Museum trustee, has just published her latest book, MINEHEAD -A LITTLE HISTORY. Caroline has lived in Minehead since the 1940s, and her own memories give this account a personal touch. Here she retells the story of Minehead, from its earliest beginnings as a small fishing and trading port, right up to the present day. Residents and visitors alike will find much to learn and much to enjoy in this lively history of our town.

Other booklets in the series are listed here.

Information about past and future lectures here

Get Involved/Support us

Minehead Museum is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers and new volunteers are always welcome; to find out more about helping in practical ways call 01643 822097 or e-mail janetstyles(at)

Museum entry is free but donations are always welcome! Minehead Museum is a registered charity 1169355 and you can donate online at 'Local Giving site'.

Minehead Museum
Charity Registration no. 1169355
Beach Hotel Complex
The Avenue
TA24 5AP