Fairlynch Museum | Day Out With The Kids

Fairlynch Museum

Budleigh Salterton, Devon, England

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  • Kids wearing hats at Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton
  • Family at Fairlynch Museum in Budleigh Salterton

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8), Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)

Venue type: Indoor

The Fairlynch Museum is an early 19th century house built by a local shipowner and is probably the only thatched museum in the UK. He added the turret to watch for his ships coming in.

The garden was lovingly restored to feature plants contemporary with the building. The extensive costume collection dates from the early 18th century. The lace collection features Honiton lace as well as other English and continental styles.

The social history (local history) section has many useful resources including microfiche records of Parish registers. The archaeological collection features prehistoric finds from the local area. The geological collection includes a display of radioactive nodules.


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Snacks Snacks Available
  • Onsite Onsite Shop

Getting There and Contact Information


27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP, England


Click here to visit Fairlynch Museum's website
01395 442666

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 14:00 -16:30

(Closed Mondays ex Bank Holidays)


Free admission

More Information

Gift shop

A shop on site with related souvenir style items for sale.

Eating information

Plenty of eating places nearby.