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Museum of Somerset

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Museum of Somerset

An under-floor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes – you'll find them all at the Museum of Somerset!
Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games, eye-catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present.
This must-see visitor attraction contains objects from across many of the museum's collections, including geology, archaeology, medieval and ethnography. There are lots of interactives and family areas for visitors of all ages to enjoy.
The museum houses many of Somerset's great archaeological treasures such as the Frome Hoard; the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain in a single container, and the 4th Century Low Ham mosaic; the oldest object in Britain to tell a complete story: the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas. The museum also houses the Somerset Military Museum.
As well as the permanent galleries, the museum offers regularly changing temporary exhibitions and activities such as family drop-in sessions and ‘talk and tea' with a curator. There is also a programme of special events, including evening talks, music and outdoor theatre.
Entry to the museum is free.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


Free admission

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Taunton Castle, Castle Green,
Somerset and Bristol,
TA1 4AA,

Phone number

01823 255088


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