Crewkerne and District Museum and Heritage Centre

From sailing ships to spaceships: discover the links with Crewkerne’s webbing and sailcloth industry. With three special exhibitions a year, there’s always something new to see.

Don’t Miss!

The photographic collection and activities for children in galleries.

Address

The Heritage Centre
Market Square
Crewkerne
Somerset
TA18 7LP

Telephone

01460 77079

Website

www.crewkernemuseum.co.uk

Price

Admission charges apply

Opening Times

Open March to November

Facilities

  • Activity trails
  • Guidebooks
  • Parking nearby
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Disabled toilets
  • Level access/ramps
  • Limited disabled access

Learning

Schools may book a 2 hour session throughout the year on the following themes: Romans; 1950s; Edwardians; the textiles industry and a comparative study of a modern Indian weaving village with Crewkerne 150 years ago. We can also do additional themes as requested. These visits include a gallery session and hands-on activities linked to the topic.

Schools may also borrow resources from the museum or a volunteer from the museum can visit the school to talk about objects. Please contact the Museum for more information.

The museum will also produce appropriate activities to link to learning in consultation with teachers on other themes.

Research

The Museum can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection, family history and Crewkerne’s history. It provides a Local History Room for public use with access to an extensive archive of material. Please contact the Museum for more information.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Museum offers the Andrew Room for private hire which can accommodate up to 35 people with kitchen facilities for making drinks, lift, same-floor toilet and wall space to exhibit art work. Bookings available all year, please contact the Museum for more information.

Other Useful Information

The ground floor of the site is wheelchair friendly and there is a Disabled toilet available. A lift to the second floor gives access to the meeting room (The Andrew Room), but there are 3 steps down to Gallery 4.

Collections

  • Archives
  • Industrial
  • Local history
  • Maritime
  • Social history

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Contemporary
  • Edwardian
  • Geological
  • Georgian
  • Medieval
  • Norman
  • Roman
  • Stuart
  • Tudor
  • Victorian