Copyright © Bridgwater Blake Museum 2017
We reserve the right to close the museum or any part thereof without prior notice
Blake Museum is a 16th century house located in the heart of Bridgwater, a historic market
town and port, first mentioned as Brugie in the Domesday Book of 1086. The Museum was
first opened to the public in 1926 and it is said that Robert Blake, the town's most famous
citizen, was born in the house in 1598.
Blake Museum is the local museum for archaeology and history of Bridgwater.
With the collections covering Bridgwater and the surrounding areas, we have fascinating
displays waiting for you to discover.
You are welcome to bring your own food and enjoy a picnic in the museum garden or take a
stroll in the adjoining Blake Gardens
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Exhibition Dates 2018
April 3rd - May 5th
Photos from the
May 22nd- June 23rd
June 26th - July 28th
July 31st - Sept 1st
Sept 4th - Sept 29th
Oct 3rd - Oct 28th
Download a museum
Books, Publications &
may be obtained from the
Douglas Allen Photo Collection
1954 - 1961
wedding photographs now available
Blake Family Tree
The Blake family tree has
been digitised and is
The museum is now closed for the winter to allow
for routine maintenance and minor reorganisation.
We reopen on Tues 3rd April 2018.
We are however open for research purposes.
Please phone or email for an appointment.
Please note that we are closed completely from
Mon 18th Dec. 2017 to Mon 8th Jan. 2018
Barclay Street, Bridgwater c1900