Gallery Tours

This tour explores the Museum’s permanent collections and galleries.

The tour lasts approximately one and a quarter hours and takes place during normal opening hours.

The minimum group size is 8 and the maximum 45. Catering is available (separate charges apply).

Cost £3.50 per person.

Visitors on a guided tour

Castle Tours

On this one-hour tour you can discover more of the hidden history of Taunton Castle through the ages.

Because this tour goes behind the scenes it includes a number of steep and uneven steps so is only suitable for the more mobile. Tours can only be booked during daylight hours. The minimum group size is 6 and the maximum is 16.

Cost £3.50 per person.

Person entering the castle tower

Private Views

We offer private views of the Museum, which occur outside normal opening hours. Each private view lasts two hours and includes a tour of the Museum’s permanent collections and galleries.

The minimum group size is 20 and the maximum is 250.  Catering is available (separate charges apply).

Cost £10 per person or £12.50 including a glass of wine.

Youth Group Visits (scouts, guides, youth clubs etc.)

We welcome early evening visits by youth groups. The visit includes a trail around the Museum, object handling and a craft activity. We can also try to personalise your visit to help with particular projects or badge work.

Available time slots are:

5.30 pm – 7.00 pm

6.00 pm – 7.30 pm

6.30 pm – 8.00 pm

The minimum number is 15 children, and the maximum is 60.

The cost is £3.50 per child.

Father and daughter object handling

Town Tours

Walking tours of Taunton Town centre are available on a variety of topics including Crime and Punishment, Then and Now, and the First World War.

Tours last one and a half hours and are led by volunteers.

The minimum group size is 8 and the maximum is 15.

Cost £3.50 per person.

Booking

Advanced booking is essential for all group tours.

To discuss your requirements

Tel: 01823 255088

Email: museumofsomerset@swheritage.org.uk