Bridgwater

Blake

Museum

Bridgwater’s Heritage

From Stone Age to Modern Age, there’s something for everyone.
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. With the collections covering Bridgwater and the surrounding areas, we have fascinating displays waiting for you to discover.
Discover Bridgwater’s Heritage
Painting of Robert Blake Who was Blake? Who was Blake? Siege of Bridgwater Siege of Bridgwater Battle of Sedgemoor Battle of Sedgemoor Image of a Franciscan monk Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friary image of the Bridgwater Motor Car Bridgwater Motor Car Bridgwater Motor Car Image of Bridgwater Castle image of Bridgwater Railway station and train Railway Arrives Railway Arrives image of the town bridge opening 1883 Town Bridge Town Bridge Bridgwater Castle Bridgwater Castle Port & Docks Port & Docks
The Friends of Blake Museum was formed to promote and support the improvement of the Blake Museum. The Friends have played a vital part in running the museum and caring for the collection. Under the guidance of the Curator, the volunteers carry out numerous tasks including cleaning, visitor reception, manning the shop, cataloguing, research, transcribing, assisting with school visits and assisting with displays. The Friends are always keen to welcome new volunteers as Custodians, and in other roles. Please contact us to arrange an informal chat about what is available.
Events at the museum throughout the year. Except where stated, these are all organised by the Friends of Blake Museum. Band Concerts in the adjoining Blake Gardens (catering provided by the Friends) Selected dates in July and August Spring (March) and Christmas (November) Fairs Programme of Talks These take place on the second Tues of each month at 7.30pm prompt. For further information contact the museum 01278 456127 Tues - Sat 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Friends of Blake Museum
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 Image of the first iron bridge Friends of Blake Museum Friends of Blake Museum Download a museum brochure Download a museum brochure Temporary Exhibitions Temporary Exhibitions  Cornhill and the Duke of Monmouth Artist's impression of a battle scene 17th Century
Short History Trifolds Here you will find a series of short publications on various subjects relating to the history of Bridgwater. These are completely free. Click here
Books, Publications and Souvenirs may be obtained from the Friends shop
Image of Bridgwater Town Trails guide
Explore Bridgwater on foot with this Town Trails booklet.. Available from the Victorian Kitchen
Contact: Blake Museum 5 Blake Street Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3NB Tel: 01278 456127
The Blake Museum works closely with the Bridgwater Heritage Group who provide a wealth of information on Bridgwater. Material is added on a regular basis to the site to aid your research. Other useful resources may be found here.
Email here We aim to reply within three days. If you have not received a reply within this time, please check your Spam/Junk email folder
Opening No need to make an appoitment, just come along and you will be made welcome. Please note that we are now on winter opening hours. Saturdays only from 11.00 am - 3.00pm ** LAST ENTRY at 2.00pm ** In addition, the shop will also be open and refreshments available We will be continuing to support the NHS Test and Trace system and ask that you support us with this. The Friends of Blake Museum are also holding a Book Sale during opening hours, so come and grab a bargain
Next exhibition to be confirmed
Image of first stone bridge
First stone bridge by John Chubb

Bridgwater’s Heritage

Bridgwater

Blake

Museum

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Discover Bridgwater’s Heritage
Painting of Robert Blake Who was Blake? Who was Blake? Artist's impression of Bridgwater Castle Bridgwater Castle Bridgwater Castle Image of a Franciscan monk Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friary Siege of Bridgwater Siege of Bridgwater Artist's impression of a battle scene 17th Century Battle of Sedgemoor Battle of Sedgemoor image of the town bridge opening 1883 Town Bridges Town Bridges image of Bridgwater Railway station and train Railway Arrives Railway Arrives image of the Bridgwater Motor Car Bridgwater Motor Car Bridgwater Motor Car Port & Docks Port & Docks Image of the first iron bridge
Privacy: First-hand Cookies are neither requested nor generated by this site.
Copyright © Bridgwater Blake Museum 2021
Events at the museum throughout the year. Except where stated, these are all organised by the Friends of Blake Museum. 10.30am and 12.00am. All welcome. Band Concerts in the adjoining Blake Gardens (catering provided by the Friends) Selected dates in July and August Spring (March) and Christmas (November) Fairs Programme of Talks These take place on the second Tues of each month at 7.30pm. For further information contact the museum 01278 456127 Tues - Sat.
Painting of the Cornhill and the Duke of Monmouth
Short History Trifolds Here you will find a series of short publications on various subjects relating to the history of Bridgwater. These are completely free. Click here
Image of Bridgwater Town Trails guide
Explore Bridgwater on foot with this Town Trails booklet.. Available from the Victorian Kitchen
Contact: Tel:01278456127. Email here Please check your junk mail folder after three days.
The Blake Museum works closely with the Bridgwater Heritage Group who provide a wealth of information on Bridgwater. Material is added on a regular basis. Other useful resources may be found here.
Opening No need to make an appoitment, just come along and you will be made welcome. Please note that we are now on winter opening hours. Saturdays only from 11.00 am - 3.000pm ** LAST ENTRY at 2.00pm ** In addition, the shop will also be open and refreshments available We will be continuing to support the NHS Test and Trace system and ask that you support us with this. The Friends of Blake Museum are also holding a Book Sale during opening hours, so come and grab a bargain .
Image of first stone bridge
First stone bridge by John Chubb