Things to do

Things to do in Watchet

Here in Watchet we can boast that we have three amazing museums.
The Watchet Market House Museum opened in 1979, occupies the ground floor of Watchet’s former Market House. Inside you can find wonderful artefacts, paintings, photographs, etc., depicting Watchet’s colourful history.
Watchet Boat Museum began by accident in 1996, when a couple of locals decided to build a boat in the former WSR goods shed! There are displays of the local flat bottomed boat, known as a Flatner, interactive marine related displays and model boats.
The Radio Museum originally founded in 1993. This private collection of some 40 years is open to the public and includes displays of broadcasting equipment and related ephemera.
Currently there are no charges for entry into these three museums. However donations are welcome!
The Lynda Cotton Gallery has been in Watchet for over 35 years and specialises in original works of art, both contemporary and period.
East Quay is home to Contains Art CIC, they were founded on the belief that who you are, where you are from and what you have, should not restrict your access to the highest quality arts, culture and creative opportunities and experiences. They have two galleries in East Quay and a programme of exhibitions running throughout the year.

Contrary to popular belief Watchet has three beaches accessible from the town!
West Street Beach is accessed by a steep slipway on West Street. The pebbly beach is home to Watchets remaining Victorian Tidal Pool. Around the headland at low tide you can access Long Sands which as its name suggests is a Long Sandy stretch of beach.
Hellwell Bay can be accessed from Watchet by a short walk over the headlands following the Coast Path towards Bridgwater. The beach here has an interesting fossil collection from the Jurassic period.

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