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Scramble, scramble! The last chance to see this fabulous collection of vintage plastics and everyday objects from the Bakelite era at Orchard Mill, a beautiful 18thC watermill in the Somerset countryside. Parking, gift shop. Open 10.30 - 5 until...more
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Orchard Mill | Bridge Street, Williton TA4 4NS, England
All reviews old mill scones fascinating collection tea room everyday objects treasure trove parents and grandparents great trip down memory lane older generation friendly welcome on display farm implements step back in time household appliances coffin childhood caravan
Visited when this amazing little private museum was about to close down and find a new home. Rather ramshackle so I hope they find a new home for this fabulous collection of blasts from the past. Saw clocks, fires, records, hairdryer just like mum had,...More
We were very lucky to have met Patrick and his fellow helpers who were packing up and cataloguing the huge collection until it finds a new venue in 2019. Despite this they had time to talk and we were able to walk around the still...More
I was delighted to visit this wonderful museum with my husband Terry who joined Bakelite Xylonite employment in the 1970s, and recognised some of the signatories on the old company letters that are on display.
It brought back fond memories of my grandmother who used...More
This is a SUPERB museum with an adjacent, excellent, cosy tea room serving tasty cakes and cream teas. Such refreshment may also be had at the tables in the garden which includes a shady corner.
There are an incredible number of interesting and fascinating artefacts...More
I loved this museum. It’s my kind of place; an eclectic mix of stuff you never knew needed a museum.
We had no plans to go but passed the brown sign on the main road in Williton on the way from the M5 to Minehead....More
Welcomed by Patrick with a joke (I won't spoil it!). Lovely situation but very quirky barn and tea room. Vast collection of Bakelite items and those with Bakelite parts eg handles on kettles. Patrick is very interesting and an excellent host. A must if you...More
After walking from the train station in Williton, through the village, and down a quiet country lane, it is hidden away a bit.
We arrived, and was greeted by the owner, paid our admission fee (£5) and went in to look, WOW! There is a...More
This museum is a true gem and is wonderfully eccentric. People going expecting a modern museum will be disappointed but those looking for something quirky and individual in these homoginised times are in for a treat.