In line with Government guidance on COVID-19 and the recommendation to avoid gatherings, King John's Hunting Lodge has made the difficult decision to close to members of the public until further notice. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media pages where we will post updates as the situation progresses.
King John's Hunting Lodge, Axbridge is a museum housed in a 15th century timber framed, jettied building originally built as a merchant's house and owned by the National Trust. The museum is run by the Axbridge and District Museum Trust and the collections focus on Axbridge and the surrounding area.
The museum aims to illustrate the history, geology and community of Axbridge and the surrounding area (the area of the old Axbridge Rural District Council, minus those now in North Somerset), including Badgworth, Berrow, Biddisham, Brean, Brent Knoll, Burnham Without, Chapel Allerton, Cheddar, Compton Bishop, East Brent, Lympsham, Mark, Rodney Stoke, Shipham, Stone Allerton, Tarnock, Weare and Wedmore.
There is a core of long-term and permanent exhibits, reviewed regularly for possible changes, updates, and revision of displays and information, and there is a programme of temporary exhibitions to reflect many aspects of local life and heritage. The museum shop offers a variety of items of local interest, especially relating to the history of the area.
Located on the corner of High Street and The Square in Axbridge. Free car parks nearby.
Opening Hours: -
1st April (or Good Friday if earlier) - 31st October, 1pm - 4pm every day.
National Trust members and children free.