The World Before Yesterday: The Photography of Stanley Kenyon

 3rd February 2018 - 29th December 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

A selection of photographs documenting Somerset over 40 years.

Faces of Conflict: Somerset and the First World War

 10th November 2018 - 2nd March 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

An exhibition exploring the legacy of the First World War on Somerset people

Elf Trails

 1st December 2018 - 29th December 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Collect a trail at the beginning of your visit this holiday season and see if you can spot the Christmas elves as you explore the galleries.

Finds Surgery

 2nd February 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Bring your finds to be identified and recorded by our expert.

Pop-Up Escape Rooms

 5th January 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

An exclusive pop-up Victorian themed Escape Room in the unique surroundings of Taunton Castle

Strange Tales from Somerset

 17th January 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

An evening tour of the museum exploring folklore and strange tales.

Santa’s Grotto

 22nd December 2018This event is fully booked

@ The Museum of Somerset

On Saturdays in December visit Santa in his magical grotto at The Museum of Somerset. 

A Brief History of Christmas

 18th December 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

A festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

Christmas Lunch

 21st December 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Bring family and friends for a delicious two course buffet style lunch served in the beautiful surroundings of Castle House. £12.95 booking required on 01823 255088.

Nostalgic Christmas Toys and Games

 29th December 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Enjoy playing with nostalgic Christmas toys and games from past and present.

Green Man Mask Making

 2nd January 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Join us for mask making inspired by the natural world and and the Green Man.

Tall Tales Trail

 2nd January 2019 - 5th January 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Explore Somerset folk-stories and tales linked to the museum's collections with our Winter trail.

Toddler Explorers – Snow ‘n’ Ice

 4th January 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

A fun-filled session of play and active learning.

Toddler Explorers – People

 1st February 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

A fun-filled session of play and active learning.

Talk and Tea – The War Diary of Lewis Mills Burfitt

 8th February 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Head of Archives and Learning Janet Tall discusses the story of Lewis Mills Burfitt, a soldier from Ilfracombe who was imprisoned in China during World War Two.

First World War Town Tour

 9th February 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Our volunteer guides will take you on a walking tour of central Taunton to find out more about the town and its role in the First World War.

Taunton Castle Tour

 18th February 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Discover the hidden history of Taunton Castle through the ages with our knowledgeable guide.

Toddler Explorers

 1st March 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

A fun-filled session of play and active learning.

Talk and Tea – Hidden Away: Taunton Slums

 8th March 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Mary Siraut, the editor of Victoria County History, talks about the history of Taunton's 'slums'

Become a Dementia Friend

 22nd March 2019

@ The Museum of Somerset

Join us for this free interactive Information Session to learn how dementia affects a person and what you can do to make a difference.