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Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre

27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NP, England
+44 1395 442666
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Really interesting small museum

Well worth a visit. Lots to see. Each room revealing a little bit of history in different ways... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
janehamond117
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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This museum is very quaint, and although only situated on two levels, offers a really good insight... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
michaelkerswill
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Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NP, England
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+44 1395 442666

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank janehamond117
Michael D, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank michaelkerswill
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This free entry museum gives you insight to the local history and a star called reg varney.sighted on the main street you might miss it ,it lies near the corner cottage. parking is pay and display.also take a walk and see the number of blue...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Friendly staff and interesting small museum in Budleigh Salterton worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank hope33317
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is not only a museum but a living history of Budleigh and surrounding area. I reconized a model that my father made before the war. The staff well informed and interesting. I believe they change the displays frequently so will go again.

Thank Peter W
heatherman, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you for your positive comments Peter W. It's always a pleasure for our volunteers to read such praise, especially from someone who knows the area.

Reviewed 18 October 2016

While I was attending a Croquet course my wife visited the Fairlynch Musium and fond it very interesting and informative, depicting the local history of the area. There was also a centenary tribute to 'Budleigh Salterton's adopted son' Reg Varney.

Thank Art W
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Have visited this museum more than once on stays in Buddleigh Salterton. On our latest visit we noted the Reg Varney exhibition, which proved a lot more interesting than we had expected. We also spent time in the Walter Raleigh, geological and local sectors. The...More

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heatherman, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Many thanks for your comments. They are much appreciated by our volunteers.

Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a must see place. Just the right size for me - I get quickly bored by most museums. Loved the Reg Varney display; took me right back to my childhood. Interesting geology display and info on local artifacts. A huge amount of written...More

Thank Gordon R
heatherman, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Many thanks for your comments. They are much appreciated by our volunteers.

Reviewed 3 September 2016

On my last visit to the museum I was very surprised to find the Budleigh History section to have moved to a very small area in a small alcove with only room for 1 or 2 people to browse,it has always been situated in a...More

Thank Pete52014
heatherman, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2016

Thank you for your comments about the move of Fairlynch's Local History Room to the ground floor of the Museum. The move took place because the ground floor room is in fact smaller than the upstairs room, and we now have more space to display...More

Reviewed 13 July 2016

We had a most intreasting visit, while we were there there was a tribute to Reg Varney of "On the Buses" fame....he died here in Budleigh Salterton aged 92...! They also had some lovely homemade cakes very good value at only..£1 each...

Thank bob g
heatherman, Public Relations Manager at Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Many thanks for your comments. They are much appreciated by our volunteers.

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