In the town famous for lace making, Allhallows Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of Honiton Lace in the world. Displays in two galleries feature exquisite examples of 16th to early 20th century Honiton lace
Other displays include Honiton Pottery; a mid Victorian furnished doll's house; palaeontology; children's toys; war memorabilia, mementos of Allhallows School and the Borough of Honiton; coins and trade tokens.
There are plenty of activities to amuse the children. A choice of four free children's quiz sheets are available, with a guaranteed prize on completion, plus puzzles, books and an opportunity for everyone to try lace making.
http://www.blackdownhillsaonb.org.uk/ we now have a new interactive touch screen which brings the 1940s to life allowing our visitors to explore ‘Dunkeswell War Stories’. It features memories of the American naval airbase at Dunkeswell during the Second World War, interviews with local people and American veterans. Topics include friendships between servicemen and villagers, anti-submarine missions, entertainment on the base. Copies on DVD are also on sale in the museum shop for £5
Congratulations to Pat Perryman who has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2013 Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to the heritage of lace-making.