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Fairlynch Museum in Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton is one of the very few thatched museums in the UK. The building is a typical example of a 'marine cottage orné' and is Grade II listed. Built by a local shipowner Matthew Yeates around 1811, the house recently celebrated its bicentenary. Priscilla Hull was a co-founder, and the museum started with the collection of period costumes gathered by Budleigh residents the Misses Gawne, together with the many geological specimens amassed by local archaeologist George Carter.