• A guide to visiting The Museum of Somerset

    Our interactive museum workshops at The Museum of Somerset in Taunton cover a variety of topics from Stone Age Somerset to Tudor Life.

    The workshops are 90 minutes long unless otherwise stated and are suitable for up to 35 pupils.

    90 minute workshops
    • Enhanced subscribers: FREE*
    • Standard subscribers: £2.00 per child*
    • Pay-as-you-go: £3.75 per child
    Whole-day workshops
    • Enhanced subscribers: FREE*
    • Standard subscribers: £3.00 per child*
    • Pay-as-you-go: £5.50 per child

    *Schools subscriptions include 12 free or half price workshops per academic year.

    Key information

    A maximum of 35 students can participate in each workshop

    We can facilitate two separate workshops per day between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.

    Lunch space can be provided free of charge with any booked workshop, or can be hired for £15.

Upcoming workshops

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Self-Guided Trail

We also offer the option of a self-guided visit to the Museum where pupils can explore the Museum’s main galleries and journey chronologically through the...

The MonmouthRebellion

An exciting workshop exploring Somerset’s rebellious past. Investigate objects and documents from our collections, create crafts inspired by historical events and explore the place where...

Tudor Life

What was life like for people in Tudor Somerset? This workshop will help you find out. Explore Tudor costumes and objects, learn to read and...

Saxon Somerset

History comes alive with this brilliant interactive experience. Discover King Alfred and his defence of Wessex against the Vikings, become a Saxon warrior and take...

Somerset Myths andLegends

Discover mythical creatures and legendary tales that have been associated with Somerset for centuries. You will create the crazy ‘Hunky Punk’ creature and the Stogumber...

Roman Way

Find out what the Romans did for us with this entertaining investigation. Discover how people lived and dressed in Roman Somerset, handle real Roman artefacts...

Digging Deep in theBronze Age

Become an archaeologist during this action-packed workshop. Excavate and handle real Bronze Age objects, explore our museum collections and make your own Wick Barrow beaker...

Dinosaur Dig

Unearth the world of fossils, bones and dinosaurs with this super science-based workshop. Take part in your very own palaeontological dig, explore prehistoric life in...