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Because of the national Covid 19 outbreak the museum will remain closed until further notice. Please check online for further updates.


Dredging up the Past
The museum has acquired one of the original gates from Minehead Pier
more details and images here

Lecture and book launch - now postponed, but the book is available
Minehead's Fallen, Those Who Died 1939-1945
The latest Minehead Museum publication, Minehead's Fallen, Those Who Died 1939-1945, is now published and will be on sale at the museum when we reopen. Geoff Lloyd’s presentation has been postponed. If you would like a copy of the book sent by post, please send your address with a cheque for £6.50, made out to Sue Lloyd, to her at 45 Quay Street, Minehead, TA245UL.
Alternatively you can collect in person, price £5.00
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Download the book cover here
Details on the lecture on the lectures page

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

MINEHEAD’S SACRIFICE - The Men Who Died 1914-1918
Research by Ian Davidson, prepared for publication by Geoff Lloyd

In 1914, when war broke out, hundreds of Minehead men enlisted. The 1915 Roll of Honour, held by Minehead Museum, bears the names of 374 men who joined the army and sixty who joined the navy. There were later recruits right up to 1918. But 141 of those who joined up did not survive. This book, the result of several years of detailed research by Ian Davidson, contains short biographies of all who died, telling the moving and sometimes harrowing stories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

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