Copyright © Bridgwater Blake Museum 2018
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 2019
April 2nd - April 6th
April 9th - May 11th
May 14th - June 22nd
June 25th - Aug 3rd
Aug 6th - Sept 14th
Sept 17th - Oct 26th
Download a museum
Books, Publications &
may be obtained from the
Blake Family Tree
The Blake family tree has
been digitised and is
The museum is open from 10.00am - 4.00pm
LAST ENTRY is at 3.00pm.
Tuesday to Saturday.
From Tues. 2nd April to Fri.1st Nov. 2019
We are closed on Mondays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Entry is FREE
Donations most welcome
Take place on the last
Thursday of each month
From 10.30 - 12.00
Douglas Allen Photo Collection
1954 - 1961
wedding photographs now available
We are now on winter opening hours.
Saturdays only 11.00am - 3.00pm.
LAST ENTRY at 2.00pm.
*The museum will not be open to visitors on
Sat Nov 30th 2019 and Sat March 21st 2020*
Closed completely from Mon.16th Dec - Sat 4th Jan 2020.
We open for the 2020 season on Tues April 7th.
Due to the continuing spread of
Coronavirus and the ever-increasing
measures being taken to halt it. We
regret that the Blake Museum is
closed to all visitors until further
All research and other enquiries will
be dealt with by email or telephone
(leave a message).
Tel: 01278 456127