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Admiral Blake Museum
5 Blake Street

Telephone: 01278 456 127
Fax: 01278 444 076
Email: museums@sedgemoor.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

This museum illustrates Bridgwater history and includes important local historical events such as the Battle of Sedgmoor, the last battle to be fought on English soil.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The museum has displays of local archaeology; and local and industrial history. It particularly features Admiral Blake, reputed to have been born in the house occupied by the museum, and the Civil War Battle of Sedgemoor.

Star Objects at this location

Robert Blake's sea chest; diorama of the Battle of Sedgemoor.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
This is a small collection of agricultural machinery and tools, and dairy equipment.
Archaeology Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
This is the largest category of material held by the museum and approximately half comes from Bridgwater and half fro...
Archives Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
The archive material supports the social, industrial and military history collections. There are important letters a...
Arms & Armour Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
There is material of the Civil War period and the Battle of Sedgemoor. Particularly fine items include a C.17th 'mor...
Biology Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
Costume & Textile Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
The collection consists of women's garments dating from the C.19th with a few C.20th pieces. Menswear is under-repre...
Fine Art Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
There are watercolours and oil paintings dating from the C. 17th; and prints and maps of local and topographic intere...
Geology Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
Maritime Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
There is material relating to Bridgwater's mercantile and marine past, described under the science and industry headi...
Medals Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
This collection comprises military and commemorative medals of local significance.
Numismatics Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
This is a small but interesting collection and includes a group of coins found in the bank of Kings Sedgemoor Drain, ...
Personalia Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
There are items relating to Robert Blake (1598-1657), Cromwell's General-at-Sea. Of particular note are Blake's sea ...
Photographic Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
The photographs provide a valuable reference collection of the history, people and life in Bridgwater and the surroun...
Science & Industry Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
Bridgwater has a rich industrial past, with activities which include the brick, tile and Bath Brick industries, brewi...
Social History Collection (Admiral Blake Museum)
This collection reflects the life and work of the people of Bridgwater and the area and chiefly dates from the C.19th...

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