History and Heritage


The History Hut

The History Hut, Hext Hill, Low Ham, TA10 9DR


A re-imagined WW2 nissen hut celebrating the history of Somerset, in a rural setting with panoramic views.

The History Hut
The nissen hut, one of 5 which made a base camp during WW2. With many original features, but some modern comforts, it offers somewhere a bit different to read about the importance of Somerset in England's history. Suitable for all ages, and with disabled facilities.
The nissen hut was used by The Gloucester Regiment, and some American soldiers manning a searchlight during WW2. Sketches by Stanley Lewis, an artist, who was based there, show day to day army life. It still has the original galvanised shell, and ribs, but some of the inside has wooden cladding to create a more welcoming atmosphere, and enable wall displays. Reference, picture and story books about all aspects of Somerset fill the bookcases.  A children's section has the popular 'Horrible History' books, as well as books about the war, dinosaurs, nature, and science. 
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available, more light refreshments can be provided, and visitors are welcome to stay as long as they want to. A toilet block has disabled facilities. For cold weather there is a log burner. During warmer days there are tables and chairs outside, to enjoy the peaceful rural surroundings and amazing views to the High Ham windmill, across to Glastonbury Tor. The History Hut has hosted Arts Week, Historic England,a photographic  competition/exhibition, Carol Service, meetings, school visits, and family gatherings.  Groups and Clubs can book privately.
Admission is free, but donations are welcomed and go to The Royal British Legion, and help for Heroes. All works have been done without funding or grants so far, but it is hoped to get a foundation charity status in future to provide extra resources.


Can be booked privately for groups & Clubs
Admission Free, (Donations appreciated)  


The History Hut
The History Hut
Hext Hill
Low Ham
TA10 9DR

T: 01458 250661

E: kerrincook@hotmail.co.uk


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