Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St. Gregory

Discover the history and art of the traditional industry of willow growing and basket making in Somerset. Did you know? The Centre is owned by the Coate family, who have been growing willow on the Somerset Levels since 1819. Address Meare Green Court Stoke St Gregory Taunton Somerset TA3 6HY Telephone 01823 490249 Website http://www.englishwillowbaskets.co.ukContinue reading Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St. Gregory

Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Weston Museum tells the fascinating story of Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding area from 400 million years ago to the present day. The museum celebrates the history of Weston-super-Mare and its surrounding areas from prehistoric times to the present day using the distinctive historic building, the former Weston Gas Light Company, which houses the diverse museum … Continue reading Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare

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, … Continue reading Wells and Mendip Museum

Watchet Market House Museum

Choices, choices, choices! Fossils, sailors knots, photographs, alabaster sculptures, these are just some of the delights you will discover here. Located where the Esplanade meets Market Street and occupying the ground floor of Watchet’s former Market House is Watchet Market House Museum. The Market House is a two-storied stone building which was constructed during 1819-20 … Continue reading Watchet Market House Museum

The Shoe Museum, Street

The Shoe Museum, based in Street, Somerset, houses more than 1,500 shoes from Roman to modern day. It tells the story of Clarks from its beginnings in the early 19th century. There are four galleries which showcase the development of the footwear industry in Street and items on display include shoemaking machinery and tools, advertising … Continue reading The Shoe Museum, Street

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton

Housed in Taunton’s historic castle, the Museum of Somerset tells the county's fascinating story from prehistoric times to the present day. Within the 12th century castle walls you’ll find contemporary gallery spaces and great family visitor facilities, all situated within the vibrant town centre. With an amazing nine themed galleries, each with its own distinctive … Continue reading The Museum of Somerset, Taunton

Somerset Cricket Museum, Taunton

Somerset and cricket go hand in hand. Explore the fascinating history of Somerset County Cricket Club housed in one of Taunton's oldest buildings. See displays about Women's Cricket. Enjoy objects relating to I Zingari - one of the oldest wandering cricket teams. Don't Miss! The size 15 boot belonged to Joel Garner, a 6ft 8in … Continue reading Somerset Cricket Museum, Taunton

Montacute House (National Trust)

A masterpiece of Elizabethan Renaissance architecture and design. With its towering walls of glass, glow of ham stone, and its surrounding gardens it is a place of beauty and wonder. Don't Miss! Etched into the glass of a library window is a poem in Latin entitled 'Happy is the man'. It celebrates the divinity of … Continue reading Montacute House (National Trust)

Glastonbury Abbey

There are many legends surrounding the once greatest and richest abbey in England. It is said King Arthur and Guinevere were buried at the site, and that Joseph of Arimathea planted the holy thorn nearby. Don't Miss! See the 500-year-old rare ecclesiastical robe found under a medieval pulpit in Othery. It would have been worn … Continue reading Glastonbury Abbey

Frome Museum

See the history of Frome come alive! Discover the company that forged world famous statues, including 'Justice' (that sits atop the Old Bailey in London) and 'King Alfred' (in Winchester). Don't Miss! A rare Iron Age Quern stone used by people at Tedbury Camp, near Mells, to grind their corn for flour.  There is a … Continue reading Frome Museum

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

The Fleet Air Arm Museum offers a day out guaranteed to thrill the whole family. You’ll be up close and personal among Europe’s largest collection of Naval aircraft, plus you can step on board the first British Concorde and see the cockpit first hand. The museum takes you to the heart of the action within … Continue reading Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

Dunster Castle and Gardens

An ancient castle and comfortable country home with dramatic vistas and subtropical gardens. Dramatically sited on a wooded hill, a castle has existed here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse and ruined tower giving a reminder of its turbulent history. The castle that you see today became a lavish country home during … Continue reading Dunster Castle and Gardens

Dulverton Heritage Centre

See the fascinating past of this unique Exmoor town. Discover the story of the Red Deer and Granny Baker's cottage. Explore the Exmoor Oral History archive, old photos and unique local cinefilm footage.  Discover the local individuals who died in WWI and  learn of their family's history.  Visit the fascinating model railway of Dulverton Station … Continue reading Dulverton Heritage Centre

Dovery Manor Museum, Porlock

Explore this restored 15th century manor house nestled in the historic village of Porlock. It is home to a collection of local artefacts, photographs, books and tools from Porlock, Porlock Vale adjoining villages and communities. In addition, we have a themed exhibition, usually in the 'Solar', currently 'Farming through the year' This is a summer … Continue reading Dovery Manor Museum, Porlock

Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC), Yeovil

Have you ever wondered where objects are stored? Visit by appointment to see anything from gloves, industrial machinery and paintings, to poison bottles and guns. Telling the story of Yeovil and South Somerset, CHAC gives you a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and explore a museum store. Traditionally Yeovil has had a rich … Continue reading Community Heritage Access Centre (CHAC), Yeovil

Bruton Museum

We tell the story of Bruton’s past and present through the display of artefacts from the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon and medieval times, along with more contemporary displays.  Domestic objects,  20th century shoes, the unique sculptures of  WWII German refugee, Ernst Blensdorf and the writing desk used by the American writer John Steinbeck, who lived in … Continue reading Bruton Museum

Blake Museum, Bridgwater

Journey into the heart of Bridgwater, a historic market town and port, and discover more about its fascinating history. The building is said to be the birthplace of the 'Father of the Royal Navy' Admiral Robert Blake, one of the country's most important military commanders. The museum has much more on the history of the … Continue reading Blake Museum, Bridgwater

Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells

Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells

The Bishop’s Palace & Gardens has been home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years and this stunning medieval palace is open for all to enjoy. Surrounded by a breath-taking moat (with resident swans!), visitors can cross a flagstone drawbridge, walk under the portcullis and experience a true hidden gem in … Continue reading Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells

Axbridge and District Museum (King John’s Hunting Lodge)

Axbridge and District Museum (King John's Hunting Lodge)

Tread the creaking floorboards of this 500-year-old Tudor building. Uncover hidden stories about the people of Axbridge and the surrounding villages, from early settlers to the present day. Did You Know? The carved king's head found in the museum probably dates back to the 1600s and is thought to have served as the inn-sign for 'The King's Head' tavern.   … Continue reading Axbridge and District Museum (King John’s Hunting Lodge)