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
First stone bridge by John Chubb
Who was Blake? Who was Blake? Siege of Bridgwater Siege of Bridgwater Battle of Sedgemoor Battle of Sedgemoor Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friary Bridgwater Motor Car Bridgwater Motor Car Railway Arrives Railway Arrives Town Bridge Town Bridge Bridgwater Castle Bridgwater Castle Port & Docks Port & Docks
Temporary Exhibition Dates 2021 To be confirmed
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. Coffee Mornings. Take place on the last Thursday of each month except December. Come and join us between 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 prompt. For further information contact the museum 01278 456127 Tues - Sat 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Friends of Blake Museum
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Copyright © Bridgwater Blake Museum 2020
 Friends of Blake Museum Friends of Blake Museum Download a museum brochure here Download a museum brochure here Exhibitions Exhibitions
Opening Times Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm * Last entry at 3.00pm * April - October 2021
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
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 Email here
We are very sorry, but owing to the current Covid situation, the museum is closed until further notice. We are dealing with enquiries by email and telephone (please leave a message). Both are remotely monitored on a daily basis. We strive to respond as soon as possible, but it may take a few days to do so. Tel: 01278 456127 Email here:
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.
Bridgwater’s Heritage
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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.
First stone bridge by John Chubb
Discover Bridgwater’s Heritage
Who was Blake? Who was Blake? Bridgwater Castle Bridgwater Castle Franciscan Friary Franciscan Friary Siege of Bridgwater Siege of Bridgwater Battle of Sedgemoor Battle of Sedgemoor Town Bridges Town Bridges Railway Arrives Railway Arrives Bridgwater Motor Car Bridgwater Motor Car Port & Docks Port & Docks
Privacy: First-hand Cookies are neither requested nor generated by this site. Foum complies with GDPR.
Copyright © Bridgwater Blake Museum 2020
Temporary Exhibition Dates 2021 To be confirmed
Exhibitions Exhibitions Download a museum brochure here Download a museum brochure here
Events at the museum throughout the year. Except where stated, these are all organised by the Friends of Blake Museum. Coffee Mornings. Take place on the last Thursday of each month except December. Come and join us between 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.
Opening Times Tuesday - Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm * Last entry at 3.00pm * April - October 2021
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
Explore Bridgwater on foot with this Town Trails booklet.. Available from the Victorian Kitchen
Contact: Tel:01278456127. Email here
We are very sorry, but owing to the current Covid situation, the museum is closed until further notice. We are dealing with enquiries by email and telephone (please leave a message). Both are remotely monitored on a daily basis. We strive to respond as soon as possible, but it may take a few days to do so. Tel: 01278 456127 Email here:
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.