We are able to provide In School Workshops from 19 April. Museum Workshops are available from 17 May.

Please see our Covid-19 FAQs relating to these services.

Bring the national curriculum to life with our interactive, fun and informative workshops.

Bring your group to our Museums in Taunton, Glastonbury or Bridgwater or we can visit your school.

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Arts Award

Explore the Somerset Rural Life Museum through Arts Award Discover

Iron Age Somerset

Crafts and coins feature in this exciting insight into Iron Age life in Somerset

Object HandlingArchaeology

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020/21 Examine everyday life through the centuries

Day of the DeadMasks

Find out the connection between Bridgwater and an ancient South American empire

Object HandlingFirst World War

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020/21 Discover the stories of First World War objects

Archive Explorers

Our expert archivist can visit your classroom and deliver tailor-made workshops on a range of topics

Somerset in Wartime

Take a look at what life was like on the Home Front in Somerset during the Second World War.

Victorian Childhood

Go back in time and learn about life as a Victorian child

Rocks and Fossils

Hold history in your hands examining creatures of the past

Build like Brunel

Brunel, bridges and boats, it's all here in our fascinating STEM workshop

Crime and Punishment

Examine the evidence of crime and punishment in Somerset

Florence Nightingaleand Mary Seacole

Explore the important work of these two nurses and their role in medicine over time

Teeth and Bones

Understand the science behind the teeth and bones of humans and animals

Egyptian Adventures

Excavate artefacts of Ancient Egypt during this interactive and fascinating workshop

Gunpowder Plot

Remember, remember the Fifth of November with our exciting explosive workshop

Toys and Games

What toys did children play with in the past? During this workshop children will push, pull and spin their way through a variety of historical toys

Dinosaurs andFossils

Discover the dinosaurs that lived in Somerset and create fossil themed art

At the Seaside

Enjoy a trip to seaside holidays of the past with this themed workshop

Pirates Ahoy!

Set sail for an adventure into the world of pirates and find out about a local connection to these historical adventurers

Great Fire of London

In 1666 the landscape of the City of London changed forever. Find out how people recorded and responded to the disaster

Somerset GeographyDetectives

Using our museum setting look into local industries and landscapes

Habitats forHoneybees

How much do you know about the honeybee? Find out all about them in the hive of actvity that is our super science workshop

Museum Movie Makers

Spend the day as a movie director using museum objects as your inspiration.

Evacuee Experience

Learn about the lives of children during the Second World War in this full day workshop

Echoes of War

How did Somerset children support the war effort during the First World War?

SomersetCelebrations

CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE FOR 2020/21 Somerset's seasonal celebrations are revealed in this exciting and creative workshop

Marvellous Materials

Make the science of everyday materials come alive by investigating rural life in Somerset

Fun on the Farm

Find out about farming and food production in Somerset through time

Clay in Action

Bring local history to life with this hands-on workshop

Self-Guided Trails

Self-guided trails are an excellent way to explore our museums

The MonmouthRebellion

Learn about the lively local history of 17th Century Somerset in this rebellious re-enactment style workshop

Tudor Life

Find out what was life like for people in Tudor Somerset

Somerset Myths andLegends

Reveal Somerset's mythical past and create legendary clay creatures and stories

Roman Way

Real Roman objects inspire this exploration of Roman life in Somerset

Digging Deep in theBronze Age

Enjoy amateur archaelogical adventures with a Bronze Age theme

Dinosaur Dig

Discover the dino delights of the Museum of Somerset with our themed workshop

Victorian House andHomes

Experience everyday Victorian life, through object handling, cooking and crafts

Castle Explorers

Encouraging active imaginations through creative castle activities in a castle setting

Stone Age Somerset

Journey back in time to Prehistoric Somerset using the objects and clothing of our ancestors