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Bakelite Museum

Orchard Mill | Bridge Street, Williton TA4 4NS, England
+44 1984 632133
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One man’s collection (obsession?) with EVERYTHING Bakelite displayed in an interesting old mill. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robin W
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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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This is a SUPERB museum with an adjacent, excellent, cosy tea room serving tasty cakes and cream... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
UKTerry
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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A fabulous collection of vintage plastics and everyday objects from the Bakelite era, housed in a beautiful 18thC watermill in the Somerset countryside. Parking, tea room and garden, gift shop. Open Thursdays to Sundays. Please ring if you would like to come on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“old mill” (28 reviews)
“cream tea” (10 reviews)
“scones” (9 reviews)
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Orchard Mill | Bridge Street, Williton TA4 4NS, England
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+44 1984 632133
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"tea room"
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"fascinating collection"
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"everyday objects"
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"treasure trove"
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"quirky things"
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"parents and grandparents"
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"certain age"
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"older generation"
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"great trip down memory lane"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One man’s collection (obsession?) with EVERYTHING Bakelite displayed in an interesting old mill. I ALWAYS take new visitors to see this unique collection.

Thank Robin W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank UKTerry
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank neddyb1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely fascinating - choc a block with all kinds of memorabilia. Due to close in a few weeks at they are moving to Weston Super Mare.

Thank suzyblue31
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Patrick C, Owner at Bakelite Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Suzy! Yes, the museum will be relocating, so we want to encourage people to come by the end of August to catch it in its current beautiful setting.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

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

Thank JackCotterill
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

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

Thank James S
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

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.

Thank Ilbuono10
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

All set out in an old mill in a higgledy piggedly fashion which makes it even more attractive. So much to see. How it all brings back memories of times gone by. Have to climb wooden ladders to get to upper floors but each floor...More

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

There are lots of items and things to look at in the museum but little or no signage of what the items were or what they were used for, there just seemed to be stuff everywhere and felt like it had been put there and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Housed in a rambling and very unimproved mill building this collection of artifacts of everyday life from the early decades of the C19th onwards is like no other I have experienced. Free of self-conscious curation this is a continuous, unfolding delight. Bakeite and early plastics...More

Thank evelikesapples
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Sue B
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Probably family crisis .lovely owners best to telephone it's a lovely collection seto in beautiful county side
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