From museums, to historic railways, castles, gardens, stately homes and archaeological sites – Somerset has it all.

This is your online guide to exploring the county and discovering its hidden gems. With over 50 sites to choose from, there’s something for everyone.


Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic some museums remain closed. Where museums have re-opened they are welcoming visitors and have put into place measures to keep everyone safe.

Museums may now have reduced opening hours, and some are asking visitors to book their visit in advance. Please visit their website via the link on their entry to check for opening times and other visit information.              


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

Bishops Lydeard Mill and Rural Life Museum

Blake Museum, Bridgwater

Bruton Museum

Castle Cary and District Museum

Chard and District Museum

Crewkerne and District Museum and Heritage Centre

Dovery Manor Museum, Porlock

Dunster Museum and Dolls Collection

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

Frome Museum

Glastonbury Lake Village Museum

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford

Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Ilchester Museum

Minehead Museum

Montacute TV, Radio and Toy Museum

Perry’s Cider Mills, Ilminster

Porlock Weir Boat Shed Museum

Sheppy’s Cider Museum

Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, Bridgwater

Somerset Cricket Museum, Taunton

Somerset Military Museum, Taunton

Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury

Sweet’s Peat and Science Museum

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton

The Shoe Museum, Street

Washford Radio Museum

Watchet Boat Museum

Watchet Market House Museum

Wellington Museum

Wells and Mendip Museum

West Somerset Rural Life Museum, Allerford

Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare

Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum

Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St. Gregory

Wincanton Museum

Historic Sites and Buildings

Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Wells

Clevedon Court (National Trust)

Cowbridge Sawmill and Forge Museum

Dawe’s Twine Works, West Coker

Dunster Castle and Gardens (National Trust)

Glastonbury Abbey

Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)

Montacute House (National Trust)

Archives & Heritage Centres

Battle of Sedgemoor Visitor Centre

Alfred Gillett Trust, Street

Community Heritage Access Centre, Yeovil

Dulverton Heritage Centre

Milverton Village Archive


Blue Anchor Railway Museum

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore

Gauge Museum, Bishops Lydeard

Somerset and Dorset Railway Museum, Washford