Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum

Head for the imposing chimney stack of the pumping station rising out of the marshy Somerset Levels and find out how it has been possible to live and farm here for the past 190 years. The use of steam power on the Somerset Levels to reduce flooding and control drainage of the low-lying moorlands commenced … Continue reading Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum

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

Wellington Museum

Explore this small museum's displays on local cinema, industries and residents all housed within a 300-year-old listed building. Don't Miss! The beautifully crafted Armada money chest with an intricate lock mechanism that was used to hold money and documents. Address 28 Fore Street Wellington Somerset TA21 8AQ Telephone 07971 242904 Website http://www.wellingtonmuseum.org.uk Price Entry is … Continue reading Wellington Museum

Watchet Boat Museum

Explore the maritime world of flatners, knots, maps, and a curious contraption known as a 'nossler'. In the museum can be seen many different types of flatner craft, plus nets and other items associated with their use. There are displays of maps, knotwork and boards showing the various uses of the withy. Try our ships … Continue reading Watchet Boat Museum

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 and Dorset Railway Museum, Washford

Step back in time as you operate the levers in the reconstructed Midford Signal Box. Explore the mass of exhibits, ponder the old station names and soak up the atmosphere. Don't Miss! The larger of two steam locomotives owned by the Trust, No. 88, is a former Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway freight engine built … Continue reading Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum, Washford

Milverton Village Archive

Delve into the archives and discover the history of this historic old market town and the families that lived & worked there. Including documents, photographs, maps, paintings and objects, the archive is open to all. Objects range from fine porcelain to cast iron & everything In between. See many of these objects at our annual … Continue reading Milverton Village Archive

Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

From Vietnam veteran helicopters to the Queen's Royal Flight, the world's largest helicopter museum has it all! View aviation action in the museum's film theatre or experience a real flight along the coast (on selected dates only). See the world's fastest helicopter for yourself - the incredible Westland G-LYNX set a speed record of 400.87 KM/H … Continue reading Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford

No matter what your age you'll find the car you've always dreamed of! This is reputedly the UK's largest exhibition of the greatest cars from around the world. Don't Miss! The 1973 Jaguar V12 E-type. Address Sparkford Somerset BA22 7LH Telephone 01963 440804 Website http://www.himm.co.uk Price Admission charges apply Opening Times Open all year Facilities … Continue reading Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford

Gauge Museum, Bishops Lydeard

Visit the Gauge Museum and take a journey of discovery through more than 500 artefacts relating to the West Somerset Railway, including drawings, books, photographs and models. Don't Miss! The beautifully restored Great Western Railway first class sleeping car built in 1897. Address The Railway Station Bishops Lydeard Taunton Somerset TA4 3BX Website http://www.wssrt.co.uk Price … Continue reading Gauge Museum, Bishops Lydeard

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

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore

Come and meet our friendly staff and take a relaxing ride on our heritage steam train through the beautiful Mendip countryside.  The train journey is approximately 40 minutes over our 5 mile round trip.  Ride as many times as you like on your visit! We are one of the few steam railways where you can … Continue reading East Somerset Railway, Cranmore

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

Blue Anchor Railway Museum

Hop aboard a Great Western steam train and discover one of the delights along the Somerset coast at Blue Anchor Station. The collection of Great Western railwayana, much of it relating to the West Somerset Railway ensures something for everyone. Don't Miss! A ticket-making machine that was used to print many millions of the traditional … Continue reading Blue Anchor Railway 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

Bishops Lydeard Mill and Rural Life Museum

Visit a working watermill. Enjoy manikins depicting people milling and working at rural crafts. The museum is close to the West Somerset Railway, so why not arrange a double visit? Did you know? The waterwheel weighs over two tonnes yet can be turned from inside the mill using just two fingers. Address The Mill House … Continue reading Bishops Lydeard Mill and Rural Life Museum