Allerford Museum

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Located in the former village school. This property is the last thatched school in the country. It houses a fascinating collection of rural life.

Allerford Museum is located in the former thatched village school which opened in 1821 and closed in 1981. It is home to the West Somerset Rural Life Collection of artefacts from local homes, farms and industry of the past in Somerset.

The Victorian school room has some of the original desks where visitors can sit and absorb the atmosphere from bygone days. A wonderful collection of Children’s games from the era including Quoits and stilts. The library of photographic and historic archives record the life of the villages on the stunning Holnicote estate once owned by the renowned Acland family of Killerton House. Items from the First and Second World War, photographic collection, lacemaking, jewellery, early sewing machines and an eclectic mix of domestic kitchen utensils. Displays on the rural art of the cobbler, milkmaid and shepherd.

Beautiful garden adjoining the river Aller can be enjoyed for relaxation and picnics. Allerford is a stunning Exmoor village with a working forge and Post Office Tea Room. Stunning walks to Hurlstone Point overlooking the Bristol Channel can be enjoyed from the village car park opposite.

Recent reviews include:

“An important look into history, thank you”
“A great walk back in time”
“Utterly brilliant”
“A great treasure trove, lots of memories”

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