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

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

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 Military Museum, Taunton

The museum tells the story of the regiments of Somerset in war and peacetime and features the history of the following regiments: Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert's) Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry West Somerset Yeomanry North Somerset Yeomanry Somerset Militia, Rifle Volunteers and Territorials The Light Infantry and its successor regiment, The Rifles The museum … Continue reading Somerset Military Museum, Taunton

Sheppy’s Cider Museum, Taunton

Discover how cider is made and learn more about a rural way of life. Our new House of Cider is home to the full range of Sheppy’s finest award-winning ciders as well as home-bred English Longhorn beef. Don't Miss! An ancient solid oak screw used for pressing apples. Once built into the structure of a … Continue reading Sheppy’s Cider Museum, Taunton

Minehead Museum

Facing the West Somerset Railway and next to the seafront. The museum opened for the first time in 2014. Displays show the development of Minehead from earliest times, including the town's maritime history; how it became a popular holiday destination; aspects of Minehead life since Victorian times; the famous Hobby Horse, and notable resident Arthur … Continue reading Minehead Museum

Lytes Cary Manor

Roam the planned gardens of this 700-year-old manor house that was once home to the Elizabethan herbalist Henry Lyte. Discover the medicinal uses of plants and herbs. Did You Know? Henry Lyte created a plant directory in 1578 on which the borders of the garden are based on. Address Ilchester Road Charlton Mackrell Somerset TA11 … Continue reading Lytes Cary Manor

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

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

Dawe’s Twine Works, West Coker

Explore the only surviving rural twineworks with its original machinery in England. The site, which has origins dating back over 600 years, includes machinery and fittings and represents all stages of the manufacture and finishing of twine. We also celebrate Coker Canvas, the Royal Navy's premium sailcloth. New oak posts and the removal, after 10 … Continue reading Dawe’s Twine Works, West Coker

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 http://www.crewkernemuseum.co.uk Price Admission charges … Continue reading Crewkerne and District Museum and Heritage Centre

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

Chard and District Museum

Artificial limbs and flying machines! Marvel at the work of Chard's early inventors and much more. Don't Miss! The "Chard's Famous Five" exhibit celebrating inspiring stories of people from Chard. Address Godworthy House High Street Chard Somerset TA20 1QB Telephone 01460 65091 Website http://www.chardmuseum.co.uk Price Admission charges apply Opening Times Open March to October Facilities … Continue reading Chard and District Museum

Castle Cary and District Museum

Discover what life was like in the town in the late 1700s through the writings of local diarist James Woodforde (1740 - 1803) who’s writings give a vivid account of the life of a rural cleric in the 18th century. View the writings and sketches of Douglas Macmillan MBE (10 August 1884 – 9 January … Continue reading Castle Cary and District Museum

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

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)