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Market House Museum
The museum houses many documents and artefacts charting Watchet's history through the ages. The museum also develops studies on more detailed themes for those with a deeper interest in history. There is a regular programme of speakers giving talks on specialist subjects.
Admission to the museum is free, although donations are always welcome. For more information please call the Museum on 01984 632266.
Open daily from Easter Weekend until the end of October, 10.30 - 16.30.
Watchet Boat Museum
Flatners are small double-ended boats with no keel, once widely used for a variety of purposes in Somerset, and the museum is dedicated to their history and preservation. Located in the Old Victorian Goods Shed, next to the Railway Station, a visit provides an interesting and informative trip for the family and includes boats and artefacts, photographs and charts.
Admission to the museum is free, and the museum is run by the Friends of the Flatner. For more information contact John Nash, 01984 633117.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from Easter to October, 14.00 - 16.00.
Watchet Harbour and Marina
For those who wish to access Watchet from the sea or who are interested in details of events and activities, berths or regattas.
Telephone: 01984 631264
The Holy Cross Chapel
The small Holy Cross Chapel dates back to the time of Thomas a Becket. In 1170, the family of Reginald FitzUrse, one of the knights responsible for his murder, built a chapel by Watchet harbour, paying a chaplain to say prayers.
The Chapel, rebuilt in 1833 is open for prayer. For more information call 01984 631228.
Above the Market House Museum.
St Decumans Church and Holy Well
The church of St Decuman was built by two of the Knights who murdered Thomas a Becket and developed in the 15th Century by the Wyndham family. It has many fine features including a rood screen, and a wagon roof encircled with carved angels.
The water of the ancient well, just below the church, is held to be sacred, and provides a place where visitors may meditate in peace.
For more information contact the Vicar, 01984 631228.
The Jubilee Geological Wall
Built by volunteers from a centre for adults with learning disabilities, the wall includes samples of locally collected stone and fossils.
Whether you are a geologist or just an interested visitor, the wall provides a fascinating exploration of local minerals, some of which can also be seen incorporated into local buildings. The wall also includes fossils from the Jurassic era, collected from the rock ledges between Watchet and Kilve.
For further information ring 01984 639390.