Local History

Local History

Our Local History room holds a wealth of information about Budleigh Salterton and the villages of the Lower Otter Valley contained in the files in the study area. A P.C. containing our digital archive is available for use as is a microfiche reader. The museum holds parish registers on fiche for our locality.


Personal assistance is available on Tuesday afternoons.

Fairlynch local history room

See the exhibition dedicated to our Railway Station, now closed for 50 years, including rare film footage of the line from Sidmouth Junction to Exmouth.

Budleigh Salterton railway

Discover the life of a fisherman in days gone by and of the people that lived by the sea.

See the changing aspects of the River Otter.

An exhibition of our local schools.

Also see our two new seasonal exhibitions for 2018 about the life of Jean Blathwayt and VAD hospitals.


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