Founded in 1926, and still in its original building, Bridgwater Museum is situated in a quiet back street of Bridgwater. The museum is housed in the reputed birthplace of Robert Blake, Cromwell’s General-at-Sea. With the collections covering Bridgwater and the surrounding areas, we have fascinating displays waiting for you to discover.
The museum is now closed to visitors whilst we undertake routine maintenance and curatorial work. We are however open to receive enquiriesbut please phone before travelling. Enquiries will normally be dealt with on Mondays and Thursdays. The office will be manned on these two days only.*Please note that we will be closed completely from, and including the 16th December 2013 to the 6th January 2014. No telephone calls or emails will be dealt with during this period*Telephone 01278 456127
The launch of the Irene 1907, the last ship to be built at Carvers Yard
The links here will take you to our resources sister site where you will find details of our collections.
We offer opportunities to schools to have a themed learning experience. For details please email: Learning
The Museums collection of brick and tile making artefacts may be seen at the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, East Quay, Bridgwater. Open Tuesday and Thursday, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm. Tel: 01278 426088 (Tues & Thurs) or 01823 347451 (Mon - Fri)
Blake Museum5 Blake Street, Bridgwater,Somerset TA6 3NBTel: 01278 456127Nearest bus stop: High Street or Bus & Coach Station.Railway Station: St John Street.Nearest Car Park: Dampiet Street (short stay) You can turn right from Taunton Road into Dampiet StreetWe are at the bottom of Blake Street, look out for the large museum sign.