Coronavirus – event postponed

At this very concerning time for all of us the health and wellbeing of visitors, staff and volunteers is of the utmost importance to the South West Heritage Trust.

For that reason the Trust has taken the decision to postpone or cancel all planned events up to the end of May and to review later events in due course.

If you have booked and paid in advance for an event, please contact us and we would be happy to provide a refund.

You can email us at or phone 01458 831197.

In light of the rapidly-changing national picture we’ll be updating our website regularly with the latest information about Trust sites and activity.

Discover more about how people cleaned their homes in the past and why we should be grateful for our labour-saving devices! Try your hand at beating the carpets and other hands-on activities!

old wash tubs

Today we have washing machines and vacuum cleaners to keep our homes looking spick and span, but it wasn’t always that easy! Visit the museum to find out more about how cleaning our homes has changed over time, and have a go for yourself!

Drop in, Age 5+

Museum Unlimited

Enjoy this event FREE with the Museum Unlimited Annual Pass. With Museum Unlimited you pay just once then visit for a whole year FREE of charge, including many daytime events.

Dates and locations

Somerset Rural Life Museum
  • Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 10:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday, 8th April 2020, 2:00 - 3:30

  • Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 10:30 - 12:30

  • Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 2:00 - 3:30