Find out about: Lyn and Exmoor Museum

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Lyn & Exmoor Museum

A charming small museum with collections of agricultural and domestic tools from Lynton and Exmoor. Also maritime, railway, and natural history. Unique pictures of the Lynmouth Flood, and a Victorian dolls' house.

Housed in Lynton's oldest surviving domestic dwelling, it even includes its own ghost!

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  • Childrens activities

    Family friendly

The age and compactness of our building limit the facilities we can offer. But we can assure you of a very warm welcome.

Railway Exhibits

Railway Exhibits

Picture of one of the original engines on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

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Our Collections

The theme of the museum is the social history of Lynton and the surrounding villages through the ages. The earliest display is of Neolithic and Bronze Age flint artefacts, and there are displays from the last two centuries.


Lynmouth Flood Disaster 1952

Lynmouth - the Aftermath.

Lynmouth Flood Disaster 1952

Rural Kitchen

A traditional open fireplace complete with bread- oven and an array of pots, pans and fire-tending tools.

Rural Kitchen

Natural History

A collection of stuffed birds (including a Golden Eagle found storm-battered on Exmoor in 1920) and small mammals. These are housed in our "ghost" room! Visit us to find out the story behind this!

Natural History

Railway Exhibits

Picture of one of the original engines on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Railway Exhibits

Drawings, Prints and Paintings

An example of the many art works on display in the Museum. Beech Trees. One of a set of 6 by Miss Ann Le Bas of Winsford.

Drawings, Prints and Paintings
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Our Latest news

  • New Gallery Open

    16 May 2015

    The Pedder Gallery is now open. Thanks to a grant from Arts Council, our fine collection more

  • New book

    02 August 2014

    Tony has produced a beautifully researched book on Lynton & Lynmouth in the first more

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Admission & Prices

Opening Times
Mon- Saturday: 10.30-1.30, 2-5pm
Sun: 14.00 - 16.00

The museum is open from Easter until the end of October. Admissions: £2 adult, 50p children, including a 10% voluntary donation.

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Lyn and Exmoor Museum

Lyn and Exmoor Museum,
St Vincent's Cottage
Market Street

Lynton, DEVON EX35 6AF