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.

From Spinning Tops to Space Hoppers: Growing Up In Somerset

 28th July 2018 - 20th October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

For a spot of nostalgia visit our FREE exhibition about growing up in Somerset with photographs, costumes, toys and games from the last 150 years.

Pop-Up Escape Rooms

 18th October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

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

Mask Making

 20th October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Join us for FREE mask making as part of Taunton Carnival.

Magistrates, Riots and the Gallows in 19th Century Somerset

 23rd October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Stephen Poole talks about maintaining public order in 19th century Somerset.

Dino Day

 28th October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Join us for our annual day of Dinosaur-related activities and games!

Museum Mystery Trails

 29th October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Have a go at solving our perplexing puzzles.

Halloween

 31st October 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Explore the museum on the spookiest night of the year!

The Last Battle – Endgame on the Western Front, 1918

 6th November 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Peter Hart talks fighting on the Western Front in the final weeks of the First World War.

Talk and Tea – Clothes of the Common People

 9th November 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Stuart Peachey talks about clothing in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England.

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

Sunday Opening – Armistice Day

 11th November 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

The museum will be open for Armistice Day.

Strange Tales from Somerset

 16th November 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

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

First World War Town Tour

 17th November 2018

@ 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.

Lost Lives, New Worlds – A Lecture in Memory of Mick Aston

 22nd November 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Chris Gerrard talks about the quest to unlock the mystery of the Scottish soldiers buried on Palace Green in Durham in 1650.

The Witching Hour – Tales of Unease

 27th November 2018

@ The Museum of Somerset

Join Victorian ghost-story writer M R James for a spooky evening of ghoulish tales.

Santa’s Grotto

 1st December 2018

@ 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.