Visit Minehead - visit the Museum - Free Entry – donations very welcome!

Whether you are here for your holidays or living nearby, there is something of interest for everyone, here at our unique museum in The Beach Hotel, opposite Minehead’s Steam Railway station. The museum is now open for the 2018 season.

Experience the fascinating history of Minehead and Alcombe and discover the history of the Hobby Horse, the famous Swimming Pool, The Great Fire, world-famous author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the Lifeboats and the Pier, which was dismantled in WW2. Plus many other exhibits.

We are pleased that Minehead U3A members have contributed again this year (2017/18) via another ‘Shared Learning Project’ ; the theme is ‘Minehead on the Move’, exploring the ways in which trains, boats, planes and car - and more - have changed the face of the Town.

Download your own museum flyer
with images of many of the items on display.

Latest Museum booklet

Minehead Museum trustee, Caroline Giddens, has just published her latest book, Education and Schools in Minehead and Alcombe. Research, combined with her own youthful experience of local schools, makes this a fascinating account of education and schools in this area, from Victorian times up to the present day. The author has drawn on old school yearbooks and logbooks, and her own memories will surely strike a chord with those readers who spent their own schooldays in Minehead or Alcombe. You may even find your younger self in one of the class photographs. This book is a valuable contribution to our further understanding of Minehead’s rich social history and sells at £5.00.

Other booklets in the series are listed here.

Location & Opening Times

The museum is located within the Beach Hotel, opposite Minehead railway station. Entry is through the Information Centre at the Beach Hotel.

Open mid March to end of October -open every day except Mondays, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, or 11.00 am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Get Involved/Support us

Minehead Museum is staffed and managed entirely by volunteers and new volunteers are always welcome; to find out more about helping in practical ways call 01643 822097 or e-mail janetstyles(at)

Museum entry is free but donations are always welcome! Minehead Museum is a registered charity 1169355 and you can donate online at 'Local Giving site'.


Held at the Minehead Social Club on Friday , 19th January, the quiz and raffle raised over £300 towards the costs of the coming season. Sandra Slade set the questions for the evening and husband Peter was the question master. Twelve teams battled it in a highly enjoyable evening, with the winning team "Cosmopolitans" presented with their prizes.

Minehead Museum
Charity Registration no. 1169355
Beach Hotel Complex
The Avenue
TA24 5AP