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Step Back in Time

Absolutely fascinating - choc a block with all kinds of memorabilia. Due to close in a few weeks... read more

Reviewed yesterday
suzyblue31
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Exeter
Extensive, quirky, memory-jogging!

Welcomed by Patrick with a joke (I won't spoil it!). Lovely situation but very quirky barn and tea... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JackCotterill
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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A fabulous collection of vintage plastics and everyday objects from the Bakelite era, housed in a beautiful 18thC watermill in the Somerset countryside. Parking, tea room and garden, gift shop. Open Thursdays to Sundays. Please ring if you would...more
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Orchard Mill | Bridge Street, Williton TA4 4NS, England
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+44 1984 632133
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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely fascinating - choc a block with all kinds of memorabilia. Due to close in a few weeks at they are moving to Weston Super Mare.

Thank suzyblue31
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcomed by Patrick with a joke (I won't spoil it!). Lovely situation but very quirky barn and tea room. Vast collection of Bakelite items and those with Bakelite parts eg handles on kettles. Patrick is very interesting and an excellent host. A must if you...More

Thank JackCotterill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking from the train station in Williton, through the village, and down a quiet country lane, it is hidden away a bit. We arrived, and was greeted by the owner, paid our admission fee (£5) and went in to look, WOW! There is a...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is a true gem and is wonderfully eccentric. People going expecting a modern museum will be disappointed but those looking for something quirky and individual in these homoginised times are in for a treat.

Thank Ilbuono10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All set out in an old mill in a higgledy piggedly fashion which makes it even more attractive. So much to see. How it all brings back memories of times gone by. Have to climb wooden ladders to get to upper floors but each floor...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 7 June 2018

There are lots of items and things to look at in the museum but little or no signage of what the items were or what they were used for, there just seemed to be stuff everywhere and felt like it had been put there and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Housed in a rambling and very unimproved mill building this collection of artifacts of everyday life from the early decades of the C19th onwards is like no other I have experienced. Free of self-conscious curation this is a continuous, unfolding delight. Bakeite and early plastics...More

Thank evelikesapples
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We visited on a Sunday morning and this rather eccentric collection was quite fascinating. We spent a good deal of time reminiscing about articles from our childhoods, when parents and grandparents owned some of the display items. Some of these items were really unusual and...More

Thank Dibleygirl
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Went to a magnificent collection of everything (you could almost say "literally" everything) made of bakelite. Everything from the smallest object to a caravan. Yes, a caravan! Memories came flooding back as we went around the museum. All those things we used to use and...More

Thank Steve and Pat R
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A small but well organised museum set in a historic mill building. Amazing selection of bakeliite items that have been used in all aspects of life, from tooth replacements to egg cups. Being of a certain age many items seen were familiar. The influence of...More

Thank DaveBAmersham
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Probably family crisis .lovely owners best to telephone it's a lovely collection seto in beautiful county side
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