Budleigh Salterton Arts Centre & Museum ("Fairlynch")

Budleigh Salterton Arts Centre & Museum ("Fairlynch")

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  • Arts
  • Education
  • Museums / heritage

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Opened in 1967, Budleigh Salterton Arts Centre and Museum (Fairlynch) is an educational charity administered by Trustees.  The Museum aims to display imaginatively archaeological and geological objects, documents, photographs, art works and other information relating to the history of the town of Budleigh Salterton and the parishes of the Lower Otter Valley as far as Newton Poppleford and Harpford. Fairlynch was Fully Accredited by Arts Council England in 2013. Accreditation was reviewed in 2018 and Full Accreditation re-confirmed in February 2019.

Fairlynch is committed to providing the residents and visitors to Budleigh Salterton and Parishes of the Lower Otter Valley with exhibitions that are attractive, interesting and informative. It is also committed to providing educational opportunities about the history of the area for people of all ages, through outreach to schools, colleges, and the community.


Totally run by volunteers, with no public funding, and located in a Grade II listed building, the Museum is open from April through October for two and a half hours each day six days a week. Each season, it creates at least two new dynamic exhibitions, planned around local and/or national anniversaries.

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