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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.
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset and Bristol, TA1 4AA, England
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Yes, there is parking nearby.
Yes, there are accessible toilets.
We have disabled toilets and baby changing facilities available.
No, there are no baby changing facilities.
Museum of Somerset has not told us if you can bring a picnic.
We have a specific children's menu available for smaller appetites, milk-warming facilities and highchairs available.
Museum of Somerset has not told us about their dining options.
The Castle Cafe offers a selection of home-made Somerset treats, from soups, sandwiches and salads, to pastries and home-made cakes. We use only the best local ingredients and our home-baked bread is made fresh daily. Sandwiches and salads are made to order. The Castle Cafe provides excellent customer service and well-priced food and drink. Open to museum visitors and non-visitors alike, the cafe has a loyalty card scheme, seasonal offerings and other regular promotions.
Yes, Museum of Somerset is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.
No, Museum of Somerset have stated they are not pushchair friendly.
Museum of Somerset has not told us if they are dog friendly.