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The Somerset Archives and Local Studies Closed Period

The two weeks of Closed Period are spent undertaking large projects that we wouldn’t normally have the time or space to tackle.

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Celebrating IconicSomerset Events

Two of Somerset’s best-known institutions will be celebrated at Somerset Rural Life Museum this year.

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197-million-year-old Ichthyosaur Fossil Saved

‘Operation Poppy’ last week saw a 197-million-year-old Ichthyosaur, a five-and-a-half foot long marine reptile, from Stolford delivered to the Somerset Heritage Centre ahead of conservation work.

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A £2.6m Boost forthe Quantocks

After four years of development the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme (QLPS) has been awarded a £1.8m National Lottery grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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Burials Shed Lighton Ancient Somerset

Ancient burials unearthed at the site of a new school in Somerton are shedding significant new light on life and death in Roman Somerset.

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CPD for Teachers

Discover how museum artefacts can inspire cross curricular learning, as part of the National Gallery's 'Take One Picture' programme for teachers.

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Students Interpret Major Exhibition

Students from Bridgwater and Taunton College created a sonic interpretation in response to the exhibition ‘Landscapes of the Mind'

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Wild Hares andHummingbirdsActivities

The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded South West Heritage Trust a project grant in July to engage visitors to The Museum of Somerset with the unique natural landscape of Somerset. 

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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.