THE WEST SOMERSET
RURAL LIFE MUSUEM
This beautifully charming rural life museum & old Victorian School House, run by a team of local volunteers, is located just a short walk from us - in the village of Allerford!
Most of the artefacts date from the early 1800s to the late 1950s and are displayed in themed areas covering a very broad range of rural social history. An extensive photographic archive of West Somerset is available to browse and topical exhibitions of memorabilia are organised at various times.
The Victorian Schoolroom has its original desks and benches from 1821 together with slates, text books, toys and examples of school work by the pupils during the Victorian era. Visiting children can dress up in Victorian clothes, write on the slates and play with some of the toys from the period.