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Fairlynch Museum wins 2017 Museum, Archive and Conservation Award

Fairlynch Museum wins 2017 Museum, Archive and Conservation Award

The Fairlynch Museum/Budleigh Salterton Arts Centre and Museum, Devon is a small accredited museum managed and staffed entirely by volunteers.

Fairlynch Museum holds a diverse collection of costume and textiles specific to Devon and in 2017 the Museum celebrated its 50th year of providing awareness and access to local history.

With support from the Textile Society and an award of £2,550, the Museum will conserve and mount an exceptional rural silk wedding dress made in 1850 and a Honiton lace train and veil, worn by Lady Sidmouth at her wedding in 1914. These exciting items will be displayed in their upcoming exhibition; ‘100 years of Wedding Dresses’, April to October 2018.

Trustee Betty Hebditch said: “Fairlynch museum were thrilled to win this award and be in the company of such prestigious former award winners. We are looking forward to showing our wonderful costume and textile collection to Textile Society members in 2018. We hope as many of them as possible will come and see our little museum in the seaside town of Budleigh Salterton.”