Museum of Somerset Extends Opening Hours

30 Sep 2021

The Museum of Somerset is to extend its opening hours to welcome visitors on Sundays thanks to funding from Somerset West and Taunton Council (SWT.)

From Sunday 3 October the Museum will begin a six-month trial of Sunday opening. There will be a programme of popular events and activities on Sundays including Dino Day (24 October) and Santa (throughout December.) 

The Museum continues its successful run of exhibiting 20th-century art with a new exhibition that opens on 13 November. ‘The Art of Brian Rice: 60 Years of Painting and Prints’ will display more than 30 colourful abstract works by a painter-printmaker who was born in Somerset but made an international name for himself in 1960s London. The Museum has recently welcomed a new café provider, The Shed from Goodland Garden. The café will be open on Sundays serving brunch from 10.00 am, as well as lunches, teas, coffee and cake. 

Sam Astill, Head of Museums for the South West Heritage Trust said: “The Museum is a major attraction in Somerset and one of the most popular destinations in the Taunton area. We look forward to playing our part in the economic recovery of the town and welcoming more visitors to the County Museum.”



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