Museum of Somerset

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, TA1 4AA

Museum of Somerset

Description

ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM IS FREE!

Visit Taunton Castle

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.

Discover 400 million years of history 

With an amazing nine themed galleries, each with its own distinctive character, there’s something for everyone to discover. Our ‘must see’ exhibits include a 200 million year old Plesiosaur fossil (a type of marine reptile); the impressive Low Ham Roman mosaic; a stunning Bronze Age Gold Torc; the Giant’s Shoes worn by 7ft4 Joseph Sewell; and the Banwell Bear skull of an 80,000 year old Ice Age hunter-killer. The museum also houses The Somerset Military Museum.

What's On?

There's always something going on for families with activities and family fun days throughout the year.

February & October half term
Get set for the school hols at our Fantastic Family Fun Days - first Sunday of half term

Easter
Complete our Egg-cellent Easter Trail to receive your chocolate egg!

Summer Fun
Whatever the weather you'll find something for everyone at our family friendly summer exhibition and events

Halloween
Explore the Museum on the spookiest night of the year - dress up if you dare!

Christmas
Visit Santa in his grotto every Saturday in December

Entry to the museum is free but donations are welcome. There may be a charge for some activities, events or exhibitions.

Café and shop

The Castle Café offers a selection of home-made Somerset treats, from soups, sandwiches and salads, to pastries and home-made cakes.  You can also visit the museum shop which stocks a range of reasonably-priced toys, cards, books and gifts including the ‘Made in Somerset’ range of local food and drink.

The Museum of Somerset is part of the South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity committed to protecting and celebrating Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage.

 


Image Gallery


Opening Hours

January to December

(Opening)
 

Pricing

Free Admission

(Per Ticket)

£0.00

Facilities

ACCESSIBILITY

    CATERING

      CHILDREN & INFANTS

        ESTABLISHMENT FEATURES

          KEY FEATURES

            PARKING & TRANSPORT

              SPECIALIST FEATURES

                TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS

                  TRAVEL & TRADE

                    • Accept Children Over 3

                    • Accept Children over 7

                    • Educational Visits Accepted

                    • Event venue

                    • Groups accepted

                    • Guide dogs permitted

                    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

                    • In town/city centre

                    • Indoor Attraction

                    • Marketed towards children

                    • Marketed towards families

                    • Marketed towards senior citizens

                    • Marketed towards student/youth

                    • Max group size

                    • Min group size

                    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

                    • On-Site café/restaurant

                    • Open All Year

                    • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

                    • Parking (charge)

                    • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors

                    • Picnic Site

                    • Ramp/Level Access

                    • Shop

                    • Tea / Coffee Shop

                    • Toilets

                    • Toilets for disabled visitors

                    Contact

                    Museum of Somerset
                    Taunton Castle
                    Castle Green
                    Taunton
                    TA1 4AA
                    United Kingdom


                    T: 01823 255088

                    E: museumofsomerset@somerset.gov.uk

                    W: somerset.gov.uk/museumofsomerset

                    Facebook: @museumofsomerset/

                    Twitter: @SomersetMuseum



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