Look out for these ‘must see’ exhibits within the Museum’s nine themed galleries.
The Banwell Bear
In the Foundation Stones Gallery
See the skull of the Banwell Bear, an 80,000-year-old Ice Age hunter-killer found in the Mendip bone caves.
The Low Ham Mosaic
In the Claiming the Land Gallery in the Great Hall
The Low Ham Roman mosaic depicts the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas. Made during the 4th century AD, the mosaic is the oldest object in Britain that tells a complete story.
You can explore the story of its discovery with this BBC interactive timeline
In the Making Somerset Gallery
Look out for the largest collection of English 17th century cauldrons and skillets in existence….they’re hanging from the ceiling!
The Great Bustard
In the Discovering Gallery
The Discovering Gallery is home to the world’s heaviest flying bird. The last Great Bustard was seen over the Somerset Levels in the 1870s. It was long extinct in Britain but has recently been reintroduced.
The Giant’s Shoes
In the Gathering Gallery
The Giant’s Shoes were worn by Joseph Sewell (1805-1829) who was seven feet four inches (2.2 metres) tall and weighed 37 stone (235 kilograms.)
In the Going Places Gallery
The Boneshaker Bicycle was made in 1866 for Mr Frampton May of Bridgwater. It enabled him to travel four times faster than on foot.
In the Rebellion Gallery
Monmouth reputedly gave his shoe buckle to a child when he stopped to change horses during his escape from Sedgemoor in 1685.