West Somerset Rural Life Museum and Victorian School

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West Somerset Rural Life Museum,Victorian classroom and West Somerset Photographic Archive
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West Somerset Rural Life Museum and Victorian School is located in Somerset
West Somerset Rural Life Museum and Victorian School
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Established 1984
Location Allerford, Somerset, England.
Coordinates 51°12′42″N 3°34′10″W / 51.2116°N 3.5695°W / 51.2116; -3.5695
Website http://www.allerfordmuseum.org.uk

The West Somerset Rural Life Museum is a small museum in Allerford, Somerset, England.

The building was built in 1821 as the village school and was closed in 1981. It is now rented from the National Trust. In 1983 it was opened as a museum, by a charitable trust,[1] with displays of artefacts from West Somerset including cookery, laundry, tradesmen's tools, and agricultural equipment.[2]

One room in the thatched part of the building has been retained as a Victorian classroom, where children can dress in original clothing, sit at original desks and do writing on slates.


  1. ^ "Allerford Museum". Horner Mill web site. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 
  2. ^ "West Somerset Rural Life Museum". Cornucopia. Museums and Libraries Association. Retrieved 2009-05-05. 

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