Category: Museum

Its raining, its pouring……..

SEEMS APPROPRIATE TODAY TO STAY INDOORS!

How much rain can there possibly be heading down to Watchet today!

Yesterday I posted a glorious picture on Facebook. The sun shining down on the harbour, the tide was in, the sun was out and even the pigeons were relaxing in the beautiful day.

But today its wet. Not just wet but WET, WET, VERY, VERY WET!

But its not inside, its warm and dry in here!

YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A  WATCHET VISITOR!

You don’t have to be a holiday maker or visitor to use the Visitor Centre. Locals are most definitely welcome and there’s plenty you can do.

Come and check out our post card exhibition. Presented by Contains Art as part of the touring exhibition ‘The Postcard is always Innocent.’ The exhibition of postcards  are of Somerset, the majority of which are pre 1920 and some are hand tinted. There are over 100 postcards to look at. These come from the collection of Jeremy Cooper who has acquired them since 2014.

Come and check out our collection of Flatners, a local boat and unique to this area. Displayed with a collection of sailing and fishing memorabilia. Or view our collection of models.

Bring your easel and come and paint or draw. Lots of lovely exhibits with great light and shadow arranged especially for that unusual still life.

Bring a book and come and read. We can’t guarantee silence as we have sea shanties playing, but we can guarantee a warm welcome!

Check out the gift selection in the shop. We have some lovely items which you can use yourself or give as a gift. Wooden coasters, picnic blankets, candles, lanterns, ornaments, all of which would look lovely in your home!

I’ll even make the first person to visit this morning a cup of tea if they’ve read this blog!

Sea of Songs

FEELING THE BUZZ!

Watchet is already feeling the Buzz. Musicians, artists, poets and their supporters have started to set up this first for Watchet.

Here in the Visitor Centre and Boat Museum new lighting has been hung, boxes of sound equipment stashed and visitors from near and far have begun to appear!

Fox Lane Studios with a help from Amy Yon (of Yon’s Interiors, Swain Street) have organised a day of music, art and media which all kicks off at 12.30am. This non-profit music/arts festival aim is to encourage the audience to be part of the creative process and engage them in various activities.

KICK OFF TIME!

Here in the Boat Museum the music starts at 6.45pm and the programme continues until 10.30pm.

Feel free to come along and enjoy an evening of entertainment!

Things to do in the Boat Museum

What can you do in the Boat Museum?

  1. Test your strength
  2. Sail a wind powered boat
  3. Make some rope
  4. Play the light house game
  5. Colour a picture
  6. Dress as a sailor and play in ‘Doris the Play Boat’
  7. Pretend to be Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  8. Take a family photo
  9. Become a code breaker
  10. Complete the origami boat trail