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Watchet Boat Museum

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Watchet Boat Museum

Harbour Road
TA23 0AQ

01984 634242
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Opening Times

Open Easter to 30 September
Daily: 14:00-16:00


Entry is free, but donations are welcome.

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Explore the maritime world of flatners, knots, maps, and a curious contraption known as a 'nossler'. In the museum can be seen many different types of flatner boats, plus nets and other items associated with their use. There are displays of maps, knotwork and boards showing the various uses of withy. There are activities specially designed for children such as the block and tackle where even the smallest child can lift much more than expected!

Don't Miss!

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The mud horse, a device that looks like a cross between a giant ski and an upturned table. It was used to help fishermen across the dangerous mud flats.

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The Museum offers visits for schools and adult groups by prior arrangement. The site is particularly suitable for primary school ages. There are items for the children to 'play' with, such as lifting heavy weights using blocks and tackle and knot tying display. Please contact the Museum for more information.


The Museum can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection and local maritime history and have worked closely in the past with university students. There is a reference library that is available to view by appointment but is not located on site. Please contact the Museum for more information.