Wellington Museum, Somerset

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Wellington Museum
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Wellington Museum, Somerset is located in Somerset
Wellington Museum, Somerset
Location within Somerset and the United Kingdom
Location Wellington, Somerset
Coordinates 50°58′32″N 3°13′27″W / 50.9755°N 3.2243°W / 50.9755; -3.2243

Wellington Museum is located in Wellington, Somerset, England.

The building used to be "The Squirrel Hotel".[1] It was built in the 17th century and has porches and bay windows on the ground floor. The name is from the symbol of the Bluetts of Holcombe Rogus who were local landowners. It is a Grade II listed building.[2]

This free museum focuses on firms and individuals that are or were based in Wellington, particularly those linked with the woolen industry.[3] These focus on agriculture but also include iron founding. A bank note from Fox, Fowler and Company a private bank which was based in the town.[1]

There are also displays on Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington and his association with the town.[4]

The building is also home to the town council and the Local History Society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Museum". Wellington Local History & Museum Society. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Former Squirrel Hotel". National Heritage List for England. Historic England. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Wellington Museum & Local History Society". About Britain. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Wellington Museum". Visit Somerset. Retrieved 23 September 2016. 

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