Braunton and District Museum and Information

The Bakehouse Centre was specially converted from a former bakehouse and two cottages to house today's Museum. Museum Staff are pleased to welcome visitors and offer a guided tour if requested. A printed guide to the collection is also available.

For 2012 there are new exhibitions on the maritime history and a photographic history of the village.

The collection reflects the early beginnings of Braunton with particular reference to the Braunton Great Field, one of only two remaining working examples of Saxon strip farming in England.

Braunton's Maritime heritage is also on display, based on the thriving port of Vellator, which is just 2 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from the village centre. This section features scale models of many of the Braunton vessels hand made by local mariner Sam Mitchell who used to be one of Braunton's 'bar men' who sailed out over the treacherous Barnstaple Bar.

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