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Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre

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Fabulous little museum

Great little museum which has a variety of exhibits of local interest. Helpful staff. Free entry... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
bobandtinaC
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
Little treasure!

It is small but great fun for all the family....and free. There is something to interest everyone... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2018
Sightseer53754
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bobandtinaC
Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for writing. It's an old listed building so installing a lift anywhere would be a real challenge.

Reviewed 15 November 2018

It is small but great fun for all the family....and free. There is something to interest everyone. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 July 2018

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...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sally P
Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

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!

Reviewed 18 May 2018

Interesting exhibits with friendly, knowledgable attendants. A little bit of local history for visitors to the area.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WorcesterSource7
Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Thanks for visiting us. Our stewards always like reading compliments.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

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"

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a wonderfully interesting museum and its free! Its only small but has really interesting exhibits in it. You can pass a pleasant hour here easily. Would recommend a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks for writing, GCATDA. Totally agree!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a fascinating and charming building in itself, in a beautiful setting. What makes it all the more impressive is that it was founded by local people and is run by volunteers. They even have changing special exhibitions, when I was there it was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank R C
Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for writing at such length, ghuzvj. Your comments are much appreciated by our volunteers.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

Excellent little local museum with fascinating displays on the railways of the area, virtually all now sadly closed, smuggling, geology, Sir Walter Raleigh, and much more. What is even better, is that admission is free.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jonathan M
Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Many thanks, Jonathan M. Good to hear from you. Yes, admission is free so our visitor numbers are fairly healthy, but we do rely heavily on donations. The building is expensive to maintain.

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Well worth a visit. Lots to see. Each room revealing a little bit of history in different ways. Very informative and friendly staff

Date of experience: September 2017
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Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Thank you janehammond117. We are especially proud of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers.

Reviewed 23 August 2017

This museum is very quaint, and although only situated on two levels, offers a really good insight into local history. Admission is free, donations are optional.

Date of experience: August 2017
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