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...
A 45 minute talk with bestselling author and historian William Dalrymple on his new book, 'Return of a King', followed by an informal Q&A session. ...
Eavesdrop on Jane Austen’s England through an illustrated talk at the Museum of Somerset. On Wednesday 19 June at 7.30 pm, bestselling authors Roy...
We are holding an afternoon of local beer, cider, food and jazz on Sunday 16 June to celebrate Fathers' Day. Headlining the event will be Cotleigh...
The Museum of Somerset is welcoming visitors to illustrated talks by four Somerset artists, as part of the ‘Earth Air Fire Water’ exhibition. On Th...