How to Find Us

The Museum is housed in Taunton’s 12th century castle. It is within the picturesque Castle Green area of Taunton town centre. Our postcode is TA1 4AA.

We are 10 minutes from Junction 25 of the M5, 15 minutes walk from Taunton Railway Station and just 50 metres from Taunton Bus Station.

The nearest car parks are Tangier and the Crescent.

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Opening Times

Tuesday to Saturday, and Bank Holiday Mondays.

10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

Christmas Opening Hours

Open – Tuesday 18 to Saturday 22 December
Closed – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Open – Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 December
Closed – Sunday 30 to Tuesday 1 January
Open again from Wednesday 2 January

Our annual closed period for site maintenance is 7 to 11 January

The Castle Café

The Castle Café is run by the four-star Castle Hotel. The café serves morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon teas, including home-made, locally-sourced Somerset treats.


Sit inside our light and airy café, or enjoy your refreshments in the beautiful Castle Courtyard.

The Museum shop stocks a wide range of reasonably-priced souvenirs, gifts, cards, toys and books and the ‘Made in Somerset’ range of local food, drink and gifts.


Admission is FREE.

The Museum is run by a registered charity, the South West Heritage Trust. Donations are welcome.


Most parts of the Museum are fully accessible. There are lifts and disabled toilets as well as free wheelchair loan.

Physical access to almost all the site is provided by two passenger lifts. The Discovery and Singing Galleries can be accessed by a stair lift with accompanying wheelchair.

There is level access on each floor with ample space to manoeuvre between displays. Some doors open automatically. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor.

Due to our location on Castle Green, there is no on-site parking except for one allocated disabled space, which can be booked by calling us 01823 255088. It is possible to drop off disabled passengers outside the Museum.

Please contact us if you require assistance in accessing the Museum.


Photo: Visit Somerset