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Fairlynch Museum

  • Budleigh Salterton
  • Indoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

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.

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Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 14:00 -16:30

(Closed Mondays ex Bank Holidays)


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


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

Phone number

01395 442666



Click here to visit Fairlynch Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Fairlynch Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Plenty of eating places nearby.

No, Fairlynch Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Fairlynch Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Fairlynch Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

Additional Info

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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