Storm Tower Exhibition Opens at The Castle Heritage Centre

Storm Tower Exhibition Opens

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new exhibition room at The Castle Heritage Centre on Tuesday, 18th June at 10am. This permanent exhibition commemorates the history of the Storm Tower, also known as the ‘Pepperpot,’ and is a must-visit for both locals and tourists.

The exhibition features a comprehensive display on the Acland family, the history of the Storm Tower and the community’s efforts to preserve this iconic landmark. Visitors will also learn about the past and recent moves to save the tower from the encroaching sea, as well as the impact of climate change, which necessitated its relocation.

Located on the ground floor of The Castle, just off the reception area to the right of the main stairs, this new exhibition room has been transformed from a space that had limited use into a vibrant, informative showcase.

Mark Berridge, The Castle & Culture Manager, commented, “It is great to house this permanent exhibition in this room which utilises a space that has only had occasional use for the past eight years since I have been running The Castle. It has been a really nice venture to undertake and the staff teams have worked together to make this happen.”

Janine King, The Castle’s Heritage Curator, added, “I am so proud of how this room has turned out. It adds another exciting attraction for people to come and see. We were fortunate to receive a legacy donation from a local resident, John Littlejohns Walter, part of which funded the creation of the room.”

We invite everyone to come and learn about the beloved ‘Pepperpot’ at The Castle, Bude, open daily from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the rich history of one of Bude’s most cherished landmarks.