Lyn & Exmoor Museum

Lyn and 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!

  • Lynmouth Flood Disaster 1952

    Lynmouth - the Aftermath.

  • Rural Kitchen

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

  • 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!

  • Railway Exhibits

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

  • 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.

Admission & prices

Opening Times
Open Monday to Saturday, 11am to 3 pm.

Admission £3 for adults and 50p for children.

Find us

Parking available close by at Bottom Meadow car park. Walk up the slope towards the village, and follow the road past the school on your left. The Museum is now on your right.

Museum news

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    Grant approval

    The Arts Council have now approved our application for a grant of £460,000 to completely renovate our historic museum, whilst conserving all its historic features......

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    New Gallery Open

    The Pedder Gallery is now open......

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  • Childrens activities

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

We regret that we have no special arrangements for the physically disabled. but if a wheelchair can be negotiated down the three steps at the gate there should be no difficulty in coping with the downstairs rooms of the cottage. Our volunteer attendants will always be helpful.
We are always happy to assist individuals or institutions in any research they wish to pursue, within the limitations of our facilities. Contact the Honorary Secretary by email, in the first instance.

Lyn and Exmoor Museum,
St Vincent's Cottage
Market Street
EX35 6AF

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Lyn and Exmoor Museum

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

Lynton, DEVON EX35 6AF