Inclusive Afternoons

 23rd August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Inclusive afternoons are open to all who enjoy a quieter museum visit, including people living with autism or dementia, their families and carers.

Additional Opening for Bank Holiday

 26th August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us on Bank Holidays for a great family day out.

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.

Object handling

 21st August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Handle real museum artefacts and discover the past.

Design and Make a Clay Tile

 22nd August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us at the museum for a creative, fun-filled session of arts and crafts inspired by 400-years of ceramics on display in our exhibition 'The Art of the Potter.'

Vintage Games

 30th August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Play our selection of vintage games. From skipping to buckaroo, and snakes & ladders to Kerplunk, there's something for everyone!

Heavy Horse Day 

 20th August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

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

Dressing Up: Put Yourself in the Frame

 23rd August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Get dressed up and re-create old photographs using our costumes and props. Don't forget to bring your camera!

Festival in a Day

 24th August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Festival and fete rolled into one with summer vibes courtesy of boogie woogie and blues band The Harlem Rhythm Cats.

Household Arts & Crafts

 27th August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us for a creative, fun-filled session of arts and crafts inspired by the museum's past. 

Turn Back Time

 29th August 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

As the holidays draw to a close, join us in creating arts and crafts, and turning back time.

Tours of the Abbey Barn

 14th September 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

The Abbey Barn is one of the West Country’s most outstanding medieval buildings. Discover more about the history of this unique building during this informative tour.

Toddler Explorers – Harvest

 20th September 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

A fun-filled session of play and active learning.

Minds Alive!

 20th September 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

These activity sessions are designed to help people live well with dementia.

Donyatt Pottery: An Introductory Talk

 29th September 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join Director of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers and Donyatt enthuasist, Nic Saintey for an introductory talk to this historic maker.

Become a Dementia Friend

 2nd October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

A free interactive Information Session.

Recreating the Past in the Avalon Marshes – Adventures in Experimental Archaeology

 4th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join archaeologist, Dr Richard Brunning, for a talk about the experimental archaeology that is bringing to life the history of the Avalon Marshes.

Design and Make a Clay Tile

 6th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us at the museum for a creative, fun-filled session of arts and crafts inspired by 400-years of ceramics on display in our exhibition ‘The Art of the Potter’, and in Emilie Taylor's pots in the Abbey Barn.

A Celebration of Autumn

 19th October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

Join us to celebrate the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness.’

The History and Mythology of Glastonbury

 22nd October 2019

@ Somerset Rural Life Museum

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

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!

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.