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Discover Mortehoe & Woolacombe’s rich heritage

Welcome to Mortehoe Museum

Mortehoe Museum opened in 1996, following the vision and dedication of its founders, along with a great deal of support from the local community. The aim of the Museum is to share with its visitors the wealth of local history that can be found in the local Parish of Mortehoe and Woolacombe.

The Museum is housed in a former cart linhay barn, owned by the National Trust and leased to the Mortehoe Heritage Trust, a registered charity. (Reg No: 1068961)

Much of the of the Parish’s rich heritage is recorded in the gallery upstairs where there are displays covering life in this coastal setting, the days of the railway, the development of the local tourism and farming and country skills … and much more!

On the ground floor there is a shop selling books, maps and postcards as well as a wide range of locally produced arts and crafts.

Children are more than welcome in the museum, but we do ask that they are accompanied by an adult. We can also arrange special trips for schools or groups. Please get in touch with the museum to discuss this further.

The museum is a treasure chest of local history.