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

The Museum is now closed for the Winter re-fit and will open again on March 21st for the 2020 season.


Annual Charity Quiz Night
Friday 31st January, 7.30pm, Minehead Social Club

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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 on 21st March, 2020.

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

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