Reg. Charity 275645
Located where the Esplanade meets Market Street and occupying the ground floor of Watchet’s former Market House is Watchet Market House Museum.
The Market House is a two-storied stone building which was constructed during 1819-20 with open arches to the ground floor and an open staircase at its west end to the upper floor, under which was the Court Leet lock-up. The market was held on Saturdays and continued until the 1830s. The ground floor was later converted to a shop and from the 1920s the upper floor was used as a mission church, now known as Holy Cross Chapel.
The museum will open on Wednesday 19th May 2021 from 10.30 – 4.30. Thereafter every Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday until 21st June, then daily subject to Covid protocols.