Market House Museum

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Market House Museum
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Market House Museum is located in Somerset
Market House Museum
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Established 1979
Location Watchet, Somerset
Coordinates 51°10′46″N 3°19′27″W / 51.1795°N 3.3242°W / 51.1795; -3.3242
Website http://www.watchetmuseum.co.uk/

The Market House Museum is a small museum in Watchet, Somerset, England.

The building was constructed in 1820 on the site of the previous market house which had been demolished in 1805. It was converted into a museum in 1979. It is a Grade II listed building.[1]

It houses a collection of exhibits about the natural history of Watchet and the surrounding area. The focus is on nautical and maritime history of the port.[2]

Artefacts include those relating to: Archaeology, Coins and Medals, Land Transport, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Science and Technology and Social History.[3]

At the rear of the museum building is the old town lock up.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Market House". Images of England. English Heritage. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ "Market House Museum - Corner of Market St. and the Esplanade". Watchet Town Council. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Watchet Market House Museum". Culture 24. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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