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Allhallows Museum, Honiton

Allhallows Museum is a registered museum and charity run entirely by volunteers. It is sited in the oldest building in Honiton, starting life as a chapel and documents show that it existed before 1327. In the 16th century it is known that there was a school meeting in the chapel, probably to teach choirboys to sing in Latin and to read and write.

 

The chapel was partly demolished to make room for the building of St. Paul's Church. It then became a school room for Allhallows Grammar School until 1930 when it was changed back into a chapel as a memorial to ex-pupils who died in the South African Boer War. In 1938 when Allhallows School moved from  Honiton to Rousdon the building became an ARP first aid post throughout the Second World War.

 

The building was opened as Allhallows Museum in November 1946 and now displays the School's Roll of Honour Memorial Boards along with a wide variety of memorabilia of Allhallows School relating to both its time in Honiton and Rousdon.

 

The museum is open March 16th to October 31st Monday to Friday 9.30 - 4.30. Saturday 9.30 - 1.00. It is closed on Sunday. Visitors however, are advised to check these opening times, particularly during the COVID 19 pandemic. (www.honitonmuseum.co.uk) Tel. No. 01404 44966. Admission free.

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