West Somerset Rural Life Museum and Victorian School
|Location||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, with displays of artefacts from West Somerset including cookery, laundry, tradesmen's tools, and agricultural equipment.
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. The other rooms contain domestic and farm equipment. There is also a photographic archive and outdoor display area. Occasional demonstrations of local crafts are also hosted at the museum.
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