Museum of Somerset The Museum of Somerset
The Museum of Somerset tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects combined with evocative films, sounds and images, and the voices and words of Somerset people past and present.
Entry to the museum is free.
Amongst the treasures on display is the Frome Hoard, which is the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain in a single container.
The museum has set a new standard in the county for a modern visitor attraction. It is Trip Advisor's number one attraction in Taunton.
The creation of The Museum of Somerset was made possible by a £4.8 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and £1.8 million from Somerset County Council. Other funding partners included Viridor Environmental Credits, The Garfield Weston Foundation, Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, Taunton Deane Borough Council, the Somerset Military Museum Trust, and the Mercer's Foundation.
This must-see visitor attraction contains objects from across many of the museum's collections, including geology, archaeology, medieval and ethnography. The museum also houses the Somerset Military Museum. There are lots of interactives and family areas for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
As well as the permanent galleries, the museum offers regularly changing temporary exhibitions and activities such as family drop-in sessions and lunchtime talks. There is also a programme of special events, including evening talks, music and outdoor theatre. Please click on the 'General advice' tab to see more about our upcoming special events.
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The Museum of Somerset
The Museum of Somerset
Telephone: 01823 255 088
Earth Air Fire Water - Somerset Artists in their Element / Mon 25th Mar to Sat 6th Jul 2013 (3 months)
A showcase of original work from 16 top Somerset artists will go on display at the Museum of Somerset this spring. ‘Earth, Air, Fire, Water’ is an...
An exhibition of epic movie arms and armour. Free entry. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Cool Summer - an exhibition by Somerset artist Moish Sokal / Sat 4th Aug to Sat 15th Sep 2012 (1 month)
Somerset-based artist Moish Sokal will be exhibiting his work for the first time in the Somerset Rural Life Museum, Glastonbury, this summer. ‘Coo...
An illustrated talk to celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Hanning Speke's discovery of the source of the River Nile, by Tom Mayberry, renowned So...
Live concert by The Wurzels with supporting band. Cotleigh Brewery bar serving local beers and cider, and barbeque with locally produced burgers, sau...