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
Taunton Castle
Castle Green
Taunton
TA1 4AA

Telephone: 01823 255 088
Email: museumofsomerset@somerset.gov.uk
Website: http://www.museumofsomerset.org.uk/

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First World War community archive launched / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-06-18T00:00:00Z">Wed 18 Jun 2014</span>First World War community archive launched / Wed 18 Jun 2014

Somerset people are invited to share stories of the First World War as part of the lottery-funded Somerset Remembers project. In the year that marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, the project has la...

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Flash Backs from the Front with Military Historian Peter Hart / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-23T00:00:00Z">Thu 23 Oct 2014</span>Flash Backs from the Front with Military Historian Peter Hart / Thu 23 Oct 2014

Discover the First World War through the Imperial War Museum's sound archive. £8

War Horse - at the Museum of Somerset / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-16T00:00:00Z">Thu 16 Oct 2014</span>War Horse - at the Museum of Somerset / Thu 16 Oct 2014

Enjoy an evening of cinema in the magnificent Great Hall. Doors open at 18:45 £6 booking is advisable

Local Author Discusses Impact of War on Mental Health at Museum / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2014-10-10T00:00:00Z">Fri 10 Oct 2014</span>Local Author Discusses Impact of War on Mental Health at Museum / Fri 10 Oct 2014

This month’s ‘Talk and Tea’ session looks at the impact of the First World War on mental health. On Friday 10 October at 2.30 pm Somerset author Suzie Grogan will reveal the hidden psychological effects of the war on ...