Mortehoe Museum

Mortehoe Museum is located in the heart of the village, in a grade II listed barn leased to the charity by the National Trust. Mortehoe is steeped in history and Mortehoe Museum is the best place to find out more about this beautiful area. The museum was established as the Mortehoe Heritage Trust with its main objective “To advance the education of the public in the history of Mortehoe and surrounding district, in particular by the management of The Mortehoe Heritage Centre.” Mortehoe Museum is run by local people in Mortehoe and through it’s exhibits it provides information on the life, heritage, culture and maritime history of the village and surrounding area. The upstairs of the museum not only has a stunning view across towards the Church, but also has a large collection of local history displays, artefacts and photographs. Visitors can learn more about local shipwrecks, farming and the growth of the tourism industry locally. On the ground floor, the museum has it’s own shop selling local interest books, locally made crafts and artwork. In the summer, visitors can enjoy the sunshine sitting outside the museum, with its childrens play area and picnic tables.

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