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Explore Your Archive

Come and explore the archives as part of the national Explore Your Archive campaign this November.

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University of ExeterPartnership

A new partnership between the University of Exeter and the Trust is furthering research and access into the region’s remarkable heritage.

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Looking Back atHarvest Time

Gathering the harvest was the most important activity of the food and farming year.

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Landscapes of the MindThe Art of Tristram Hillier

Tristram Hillier was one of the most distinctive 20th-century British artists. A retrospective of his work is opening soon at the Museum of Somerset.

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The Last Potters ofDonyatt

A guest blog by artist Andrea Oke about a new animation that tells the story of the Donyatt potters from South Somerset.

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Somerset and thePeterloo Massacre

Discover Somerset's surprising connection to the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

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Stephen MossRecommends

Author Stephen Moss shares his favourite wildlife reads about the nature of ‘local patches’.

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A Pavement of Poems

Guest blog by poet technologist Christopher Jelley about the invisible poetry Exmoor pupils have created!

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Young PeopleInspired by Crafts

An animation and ceramics created by young people will go on display at Somerset Rural Life Museum.

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Conserving theSidmouth Papers

Find out how we saved the most nationally significant collection held within the Devon archives.

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Hillfort in Festivalof Archaeology

Festival of Archaeology kick starts plans for the whole community to get involved in the restoration of Norton Hillfort.

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Ceramic Residency at Rural Life Museum

This summer visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can discover more about the heritage craft of slipware ceramics.