Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre

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Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre

Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre
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HELGA G
Cannock, UK6 contributions
very good
Oct 2019
very informative, with lots of story boards and staff can answer any questions, they have a wealth of knowledge
Written 5 November 2019
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CathyAquilla
Budleigh Salterton, UK110 contributions
Wonderful old museum in an unusual building
Aug 2019
Spent about and hour and a half wandering round looking at the various objects and subject matter in the museum. Well collated and interesting.
Written 10 October 2019
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Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
Written 11 October 2019
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Sarah Z
Exeter, UK207 contributions
Wonderful little museum
Aug 2019 • Couples
Popped into this wonderful little museum not really knowing what to expect. It's pretty eclectic, from smuggling to Mr Punch, Budleigh train station to Walter Ralegh. I challenge you not to learn something! Very helpful and friendly volunteers make the experience more than an average museum.
Written 19 August 2019
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Thank you for writing, Sarah. I have passed your welcome comments on to our volunteers.
Written 20 August 2019
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PainfullyGFDF
Plymouth, UK22 contributions
Worth the visit
May 2019 • Family
Not only is the history, layout and information fantastic. The volunteers and staff are friendly, helpful and passionate. It is amazing how much they have done across two floors of this heritage building. Brilliant displays - definitely recommend.
Written 27 May 2019
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Many thanks for this enthusiastic response. Much appreciated.
Written 28 May 2019
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Mark T
Leicester, UK784 contributions
Nice town museum
May 2019 • Friends
A fascinating museum charting the history of the town and it’s people over the years. I didn’t know millet painted the picture of the childhood of Ralegh here, I didn’t know Ralegh should be spelt without the central i. And I didn’t know Reg Varney lived here either.
Written 24 May 2019
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Nice to hear from you. I've learnt lots of things since helping at Fairlynch Museum! I didn't know that many people pronounce Sir Walter's family name 'Rawley'. The name can actually be spelt in about 70 different ways. Quite a few other interesting characters have lived in Budleigh Salterton, ranging from jazz composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett to the spy W.F.R. Macartney who spent 10 years in prison, convicted for spying for Soviet Russia. Also the beautiful film star Belinda Lee. Thanks for writing.
Written 25 May 2019
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bobandtinaC
Budleigh Salterton, UK54 contributions
Fabulous little museum
Sep 2018 • Couples
Great little museum which has a variety of exhibits of local interest. Helpful staff. Free entry. Its at the bottom end of fore street. There are stairs so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.
Written 12 December 2018
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Thank you for writing. It's an old listed building so installing a lift anywhere would be a real challenge.
Written 13 December 2018
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Sightseer53754
Budleigh Salterton, UK16 contributions
Little treasure!
Aug 2018 • Family
It is small but great fun for all the family....and free. There is something to interest everyone. Well worth a visit
Written 15 November 2018
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Sally P
Exeter, UK10 contributions
SPECIAL VISIT
Jul 2018 • Friends
Our local NT local centre (Exeter and District) had a special visit in July to view the Millais' "The Boyhood of Raleigh" painting. It was wonderful getting up close so you could see the brush strokes. Spent time also viewing the remainder of the museum which has some fascinating exhibits. Great welcome from the volunteer staff. Thank you for making our visit so memorable.
Written 26 July 2018
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It was a pleasure to welcome so many interested visitors. We're always happy to be contacted to arrange group visits. Donations are most welcome!
Written 27 July 2018
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WorcesterSource7
Worcester, UK512 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2018 • Couples
Interesting exhibits with friendly, knowledgable attendants.
A little bit of local history for visitors to the area.
Written 18 May 2018
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Thanks for visiting us. Our stewards always like reading compliments.
Written 20 May 2018
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Martyn T
Exeter, UK53 contributions
Small, but interesting
Oct 2017 • Solo
A small museum, but the exhibits are interesting. Entry is free, with donations optional. Still, be sure to bring a 50p piece to try out the Victorian "jukebox"
Written 17 October 2017
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