Wells and Mendip Museum

The museum is the gateway to Wells and the Mendips and includes a Visitor Information Centre. Wells and Mendip Museum tells the story of the Mendip landscape and its inhabitants, with a large collection of geological specimens, as well as archaeological and social history artefacts.

Explore the diverse collection which includes fossils, medieval carved sculpture, samplers, Roman mining, prehistoric flints, cave exploration, a vintage dollhouse, miniature antique shop, the Harry Patch memorial, and much more.

Don’t Miss!

The legendary ‘Witch of Wookey Hole’, a skeleton excavated in the caves in 1908.

Address

8 Cathedral Green
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2UE

Telephone

01749 673477

Website

www.wellsmuseum.org.uk

Price

Admission charges apply

Opening Times

Open all year

Facilities

  • Activity trails
  • Parking nearby
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facility
  • Disabled toilets
  • Handrails
  • Hearing loop
  • Level access/ramps
  • Limited disabled access

Collections

  • Agricultural
  • Archaeology
  • Archives
  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Geology
  • Local History
  • Natural history
  • Science
  • Social history

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Bronze Age
  • Edwardian
  • Geological
  • Georgian
  • Iron Age
  • Medieval
  • Mesolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Norman
  • Palaeolithic
  • Roman
  • Stuart
  • Tudor
  • Victorian