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Museum of Somerset

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Museum of Somerset

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.

For more information

Visit our website www.museumofsomerset.org.uk

Like us on Facebook facebook.com/museumofsomerset

Follow us on Twitter @SomersetMuseum

Call us on 01823 255088

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.

 

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes

* Open Tuesday - Saturday (and Bank Holiday Mondays) 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm).

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

**Entry to the Museum is FREE. There may be a small charge for some temporary exhibitions. Please contact us for prices for guided tours, private viewings and venue hire.

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