We’re sorry but we are currently unable to take bookings for group visits or tours.

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