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Went to to an exhibition and stayed hours

Went to see an exhibition about BCL (British Cellophane Limited) as many family members have been... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
Susan M
Somerset, United Kingdom
Just found it by accident

Fantastic little museum a hidden gem Covering the pitch fork rebelion the carnival and its history... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 Blake Street, Bridgwater TA6 3NB, England
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

Went to see an exhibition about BCL (British Cellophane Limited) as many family members have been employed on the site in the past. Only expected to be at the museum and hour tops but ended up staying almost 4 hours. There's a little tea room...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic little museum a hidden gem Covering the pitch fork rebelion the carnival and its history since prehistoric times loved it ( no photos allowed )its free to visit so that makes up for no photos loved it

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Greeted with a warm welcome and a brief introduction to the museum. Excellent and informative displays over several floors of the building which was once home to Blake. Particularly interesting coverage of Blake and his role in the English Civil War and Dutch Wars. Battle...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Who was Blake anyway? Everyone has heard of Sir Francis Drake and co, but Blake was just as important a figure, but sadly long forgotten, in the history of the Royal Navy as Drake was. A superb little museum which has an astonishing amount of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Micklah
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Lovely small local museum. Very interesting display of local artifacts. The volunteer staff were most helpful and engaged with our 6 year old grandchildren. It's worth noting there is a great little picnic area in the back garden.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This tiny museum is lovingly curated by volunteers and has compiled a treasure trove of local history from a town that has a proud history of being different! From its famous admiral most have never heard of - Blake - to its public objection to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Vicky B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a wonderful little gem of a museum with so much packed inside a small space, run entirely by volunteers it is unreservedly worth a visit. The collection is, as always with such local museums, incredibly eclectic and I defy almost anyone to not...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Stephen E
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I popped in here as I desperately needed the toilet and the gentleman there kindly let me use his, I was also lost. I did have a quick peek around but sadly we were running very late and couldn't go in for a proper look,...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank steveohim
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't know what to expect and from the outside it is like you are in the wrong place. It is down a side street with not much indication that a museum exists. There is public parking at the end of the street. Once inside...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Traveller282012
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Not easy to find or chance upon but well worth seeking out. Kindly volunteer on the door very welcoming and explained layout well. Blake is prominent throughout Bridgwater but l knew little of his deeds, all is well detailed in his section of quaint little...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank Derek B
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