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Welcome to the Wells & Mendip Museum

The Wells Museum was founded by Herbert Balch in 1893. He was a naturalist, caver and geologist who pioneered many of the techniques used by modern cavers. Balch's fine collection of local artefacts and memorabilia form the core of the museum's displays, which retains the best qualities of a private Victorian collection.

Meet the "Witch" of Wookey Hole from the prehistoric past....

Experience our First World War Trench and find out about our local heroes....

Discover the amazing history of cave exploration under the Mendip Hills...

For more information visit:


8 Cathedral Green,
Somerset BA5 2UE

Tel : 01749 673477
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