Possible new location for Beachcomber Museum.
Sporadically open but fascinating, the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum in Nags Head has been hoping to find a way to open their doors more often. As Kip Tabb reports, writing for the Outer Banks Voice, that hope may finally be coming true.
“Located on the Beach Road in Nags Head, the Mattie Midgette Store has been a part of Outer Banks life since 1932. Now home to the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, the building houses a treasure trove of sea glass, fulgurite and flotsam that its original owner, Nellie Myrtle Midgette, collected over the years.
As a museum, though, the location has always been a problem. Parking is inadequate, with room for four or five cars on the property, forcing any overflow alongside the Beach Road.
As a consequence, the museum rarely opens.”