Museum welcomes 70,000th visitor

Museum welcomes 70,000th visitor

A family group from Barry, in South Wales, marked our 70,000th visitor since the museum first opened. The Saunders family were spending the late May bank holiday weekend in Minehead. They received a commemorative certificate, as well as a choice of souvenir books,...
Fun & Funds for the Museum

Fun & Funds for the Museum

Many thanks to all that took part in the Minehead Museum Charity Quiz at Minehead Social Club on Friday 1st March. Another well attended evening raised around £470 toward the ongoing Premises Appeal to secure a permanent home for the Museum’s unique collection....
Minehead War Hero’s Medals Auctioned

Minehead War Hero’s Medals Auctioned

The medals of the late Sir Mark Henniker, CBE, DSO, MC, were sold at Noonans in London for £100,000 in February.  Mark Henniker was born in Minehead in January, 1906, the son of Frederick and Ada Henniker, who were living at Dunkery Lodge, King Edward Road. He...
Have your say on Minehead Harbour cannon

Have your say on Minehead Harbour cannon

It is proposed to move the guns to the Somerset Heritage Centre, in Taunton. This will allow for a proper assessment of the conservation needs and costs for these items. I am sure that all those with an interest in Minehead’s heritage will hope that this is a...
Harbour Cannon Removed

Harbour Cannon Removed

The removal of two eighteenth century cannon from Minehead Harbour on the 18 October was a complete surprise to the local community. Visitors can see three cannon on their carriages on the harbour wall, but two further cannon, partially sunk barrel first,...