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Museums in Somerset

Somerset has so much history that it is no wonder there is an abundance of museums enabling you to step back in time!

What might surprise you is that we have some of the largest collections in the UK.

Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford, for example, has the country’s largest collection of great cars from around the world while the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton houses the largest collection of naval aircraft in Europe.

As well as these larger museums, we also have the bijou – such as King John’s Hunting Lodge in Axbridge – and the quirky - such as the Bakelite museum at Williton or the Brick & Tile Museum in Bridgwater.

We have museums in towns such as Chard, which is the birthplace of modern flight, the fantastic Museum of Somerset in Taunton, our County Town and the port of Watchet which has a boat museum. Glastonbury has the newly refurbished Somerset Rural Life Museum celebrating the importance of our countryside and farming.

We have them in our cities such as the Fashion Museum in Bath and the local museum in Wells.

We even have them in villages such as the museum of prehistory in Cheddar and the TV & Radio Toy Museum at Montacute.

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  1. Fashion Museum Bath

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    Fashion Museum Bath

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    Museum

    Bennett Street, Bath

    A must-see for every fashion-lover, the Fashion Museum is home to one of the world’s leading collections of historic and fashionable dress. Here you can see everything from sumptuous Georgian gowns...

  2. Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

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    Wookey Hole Caves & Attractions

    Type

    Adventure Park/Playground

    Wells

    The UK’s largest show caves system and home to the infamous Witch of Wookey. Wander through the prehistoric Valley Of The Dinosaurs and enter the 19th Century Paper Mill, which houses a variety of...

  3. Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

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    Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

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    Museum

    Montacute

    Be amazed by this huge fun collection!

    The unique and quirky Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum is a delightful nostalgia trip that brings back wonderful memories of long forgotten TV programmes leaving...

  4. Glastonbury Abbey

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    Glastonbury Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Glastonbury

    Glastonbury Abbey is connected with legend to a degree that is unparalleled by any other abbey in England. Since Medieval times it has held legendary status as the earliest Christian foundation in...

  5. Weston Museum

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    Weston Museum

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    Museum

    Weston Super Mare

    Weston 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...

  6. Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

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    Willows and Wetlands Visitor Centre

    Type

    Heritage/Visitor Centre

    Stoke St Gregory, Nr Taunton

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre.

    Willow is as traditional to Somerset as cheese and cider, although perhaps not so much is known about it these days. Here in...

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    Fleet Air Arm Museum

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    Museum

    Ilchester

    Nestled in the heart of the Somerset countryside and just off the main A303 the Fleet Air Arm...

  8. Haynes International Motor Museum

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    Haynes International Motor Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Sparkford, Yeovil

    The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the...

  9. Somerset Rural Life Museum

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    Somerset Rural Life Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Glastonbury

    Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards and discover...

  10. American Museum in Britain

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    American Museum in Britain

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    Museum

    Bath

    The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers...

  11. National Trust - King John's Hunting Lodge

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    National Trust - King John's Hunting Lodge

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    Museum

    Axbridge

    This early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant's house (circa 1500) provides a fascinating insight...

  12. Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum

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    Somerset Coalfield Life at Radstock Museum

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    Museum

    Radstock

    Our award-winning museum transports you back to the Victorian industrial age; a time when Somerset...

  13. Holburne Museum

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    Holburne Museum

    Type

    Museum

    Bath

    Open daily, free admission. A beautiful and...

  14. Farleigh hungerford castle

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    Farleigh Hungerford Castle

    Type

    Castle/Fort

    Nr Bath

    In a beautiful valley of the river Frome, on the...

  15. King John’s Hunting Lodge

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    King John’s Hunting Lodge

    Type

    Museum

    Axbridge

    King John’s Hunting Lodge is a National Trust...

  16. Museum of Somerset

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    Museum of Somerset

    Type

    Museum

    Taunton

    ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE!

    Visit Taunton...

  17. Cleeve Abbey

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    Cleeve Abbey

    Type

    Abbey/Priory

    Washford, Watchet

    In Washford lies one of the undiscovered jewels...

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