North Devon Coast

National Landscape

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Braunton And District Museum and Information

Based in a former Bakehouse you’ll find fascinating displays and useful information about Braunton’s rich agricultural, sea-faring past and much more in this charming museum.

Just yards away you’ll find the Braunton Countryside Centre which focuses on the area’s rich environmental heritage.

The collection reflects the early beginnings of Braunton with particular reference to the Braunton Great Field, one of only two remaining working examples of Saxon strip farming in England.
Braunton’s Maritime heritage is also on display, based on the thriving port of Vellator, which is just 2 minutes drive or 10 minutes walk from the village centre. This section features scale models of many of the Braunton vessels hand made by local mariner Sam Mitchell who used to be one of Braunton’s ‘bar men’ who sailed out over the treacherous Barnstaple Bar.

Braunton Museum Bakehouse Centre Caen Street, Braunton North Devon, EX33 1AA Tel: 01271 816688