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Allhallows Museum
High Street

EX14 8PE
Telephone: 01404 44966
Fax: 01404 46591
Email: dyateshoniton@msn.com

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Overview of collections

This is a local history museum for Honiton and the surrounding area, and possesses the world's most comprehensive collection of Honiton lace, the museum's main theme.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Honiton lace is the town's most famous product and this is featured in the museum's displays. In the late 17th century over half the population of the town, men, women and children, made lace. There are also displays about the local history of the town and area from the earliest times.

Star Objects at this location

The Albany Flounce (lace).
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Archaeology Collection (Allhallows Museum)
There are local prehistoric finds, including some bronze age bronze implements.
Archives Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Costume & Textile Collection (Allhallows Museum)
The lace industry is described under the science and industry heading.
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Fine Art Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Geology Collection (Allhallows Museum)
The fossil collection discovered in the rocks near Honiton, includes fossil sea urchins, ammonites, and the teeth of ...
Medals Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Medicine Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Numismatics Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Photographic Collection (Allhallows Museum)
This is a small collection of photographs of local interest.
Science & Industry Collection (Allhallows Museum)
Honiton lace is well known nationally and internationally and this industry is a major feature of the museum. With o...
Social History Collection (Allhallows Museum)
The museum holds the borough seal; artefacts relating to local diarying; children's toys, dolls and a dolls house; lo...
Transport Collection (Allhallows Museum)
The museum has a penny farthing bicycle.

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