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Wool-merchant's house of circa 1500

This early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant's house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight into local history.

Its strong medieval character is enhanced by the appearance of arcaded stalls opening onto the street on the ground floor (recreated by the National Trust during the building's restoration).

Please note: King John's Hunting lodge is run as a local history museum by Axbridge and District Museum Trust. There is a small entrance charge of £2.50 per person, but entry is free to National Trust members.

Time to shop

Tempting, crumbly biscuits too good to miss out on

Tempting, crumbly biscuits too good to miss out on

Did you know that the shop now stocks a range of many National Trust favourites, including jams and packs of biscuits, which make perfect gifts. 

Money spent in the shop goes towards caring for the Hunting Lodge and into the conservation of the local landscape around it - including landmarks such as Glastonbury Tor and Cheddar Gorge, so every penny really does help. 

How many can you spot during your visit?

  • The Axbridge stocks
  • A fire engine from 1783
  • Roman skeleton
  • 15th century wall painting of Saint Christopher
  • A Saxon horseshoe
  • Fossilized animals