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

Because of the national Covid 19 outbreak the museum will not re-open until May 2021. Please check online for further updates.
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Museum receives gift of largeformat photos of old Minehead from Morrisons

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A Model of Minehead Pier is almost finished
The museum has commissioned a model of Minehead Pier
more details and images here

Obituary - John Gilman

Obituary - Oliver Davies

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 currently closed for the Winter re-fit, but will re-open for the new season in due course subject to the corono-virus situation.

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.

Is there treasure in your attic?
If so, the museum would be interested in Minehead related artifacts
see leaflet for details.

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.

Normally 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 published 1st March 2021

MINEHEAD’S Angels, 1914-1919
Research by Ian Davidson, prepared for publication by Geoff Lloyd

New research tells, for the first time, the fascinating stories of the women (and a few men) who served in Minehead’s Auxiliary Hospital during and after the 1914–1918 war. Read about those from Minehead and the surrounding area who served ‘the boys in blue’. Women came from all backgrounds, and for many it was a life-changing experience. Ian Davidson’s painstaking research has revealed these stories, and Geoff Lloyd’s Afterword sets these narratives in the context of Minehead and the wider world.

This book is a sequel to the authors’ stories of those from Minehead who died during the First and Second World Wars.
The book costs £5.00 and can be supplied direct from the publisher, Genge Press.

Download the book cover here

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

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