Environment (Archaeology & Geology) - Priscilla Carter Room


Our Archaeology collection consists of material excavated in the 1930s and 1940s from Bronze Age sites within the Lower Otter Valley.


There are also local surface finds from Palaeolithic to Roman times and a small number of artefacts, on loan, from the Royal Albert Museum (RAMM), Exeter from the Roman Villa site at Otterhead.


Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) handaxe

A Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) handaxe found in 2006 on the north side of Budleigh Salterton.

The museum holds a representative collection of local and West Country specimens that illustrate the geology, mineralogy and fossils of this part of the World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

Radioactive nodule

A radioactive nodule from the geology collection.



Fancy a day on the amazing Jurassic Coast? See what resources our museum has to offer for young geologists!

Find out about our weird radioactive pebbles - they're quite safe.


Click here for more information


© Fairlynch Museum & Arts Centre 2019 All Rights Reserved | Registered Charity 306636 | Cookie & Privacy Policy