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Explore YourArchives I

For Explore Your Archives we're going behind-the-scenes with our archivist Eve to find out a little more about the day job. This varied role includes...

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West Somerset College StudentsCentenary Exhibition

Students from West Somerset College are working with The Museum of Somerset on a new exhibition to mark one hundred years since the end of...

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Milepost Restoration

A project is underway to save the surviving Bristol Trust Turnpike Mileposts along the A38, from East Brent to Churchill Rocks.  The Grade II listed...

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Glastonbury MuseumWins Award

The successful redevelopment of Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury has been recognised with two awards. The Museum re-opened in June 2017 following extensive redevelopment...

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New Acquisition

Thanks to the kindness and fundraising efforts of a group from Montacute, the South West Heritage Trust has been able to acquire two diaries of...

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Book Launch: DrawingSomerset’s Past

Time Team artist, Victor Ambrus' new book ‘Drawing Somerset’s Past: An Illustrated Journey Through History’ is to be published in October in association with the...

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Digital Preservation

Somerset and Devon Archives collect documents in all sorts of formats: from vellum and parchment to books and, of course, paper. Increasingly, though, records come...

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The LuttrellCollection

Archivists in Somerset have begun the complex and weighty task of listing The Luttrell Collection, to better improve access to the collection. As the second...

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Strange and SpookyGoings On

This autumn and winter there are lots of strange and spooky activities at The Museum of Somerset offering thrills and challenges around every dark corner....

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The SidmouthCollection

A nationally important collection held at the Devon Heritage Centre is undergoing extensive conservation to make it fully available to researchers. The political papers of...

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days is England's largest festival of history and culture, bringing together over 2,500 organisations, 5,000 events and 40,000 volunteers. Every year in September,...

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Devon RemembersHeritage Project

The Devon Remembers Heritage Project gives local people an opportunity to explore the county's First World War experience and tell new stories about life in...