The Art of the Potter

 22nd June 2019 - 9th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

An exhibition exploring how slipware ceramics developed in Somerset from the late 1600s onward.

Yield and Return

 21st September 2019 - 9th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

A contemporary installation from ceramicist Emilie Taylor inspired by historic collections of local pottery.

The History and Mythology of Glastonbury

 22nd October 2019This event is fully booked

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join celebrated historian Professor Ronald Hutton for an evening exploring the mythology and history surrounding Glastonbury.

Expressive Charcoal Drawing with artist Kate Lynch

 24th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Kate Lynch returns for another of her informative workshops.

Heavy Horse Day 

 26th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Meet George and Bertie two Suffolk Punch horses who are visiting us for the day from Steel Suffolks.

Pottery Fun

 27th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us for a pottery demonstration and the chance to throw your own pot on the pottery wheel. 

Donkey Day

 29th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us for Donkey Day and meet our friendly visiting donkeys. Make some crafts and see if you can spot the cuddly donkeys hidden around the museum.

Make Do and Mend

 30th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Learn skills from the past like making rag rugs and darning in these family activities

Family Fun: Naturally Nocturnal

 31st October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

As the nights draw in, get creative with crafts and activities based on creatures of the night including owls, mice, rabbits and bats!

Time Travelling Carpenter

 1st November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

See a demonstration of wooden toy making from the Time Travelling Carpenter.

Childhood Past

 2nd November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Games and dressing up from bygone times.

Toddler Explorers – Dragons

 15th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

A fun-filled session of play and active learning.

Reedbeds and Waterways: Journeys Across the Somerset Levels

 16th November 2019 - 18th January 2020

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

An exhibition of artworks by printmaker Jackie Curtis celebrating the landscapes and wildlife of the Somerset Levels.

Meet the Artist

 16th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Meet Jackie and hear more about her practice and the inspiration she finds on the Somerset Levels.

Willow Basket Weaving Workshop

 16th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join willow artist, Sarah LeBreton, for a workshop using ancient English techniques to weave your own willow basket.

Christmas Traditions

 29th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Discover Christmas past and explore the traditions that are so much a part of this special time of year.

Wooden Reindeer Making

 30th November 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join Pete and Jacqui from ‘Explore the Great Outdoors’ to make a festive wooden reindeer.

Drop-in Family Printmaking

 7th December 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Create your own nature-inspired print (the perfect handmade Christmas present!) with artist Jackie Curtis. 

Jackie Curtis Monoprinting Workshop

 18th January 2020

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Create your own unique monoprint in this fun creative workshop led by print-maker Jackie Curtis