The Museum of Somerset, Taunton
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I'm not normally a fan of museums but this one has managed to cover all the bases and is good for adults and children. I've been a few times with the kids and every time I've seen something new. Great... read more »
short and to the point with exceptional displays and info ! Loved it . Free entry and well worth a visit when in taunton
Free attraction (unlike the smaller looking Tiverton museum where admission is £4.50). Housed in the remodelled Taunton Castle and has 9 exhibition areas over 2 floors. Lift for the infirm. Fascinatin... read more »
Since the refurbishment it has been given a family friendly makeover which has included a serious dumbing down of most of the exhibits in general. Been once andvwont go back. Try RAMM in Exeter instead if you like a bit of substance behind what you are looking at.
A little gem. Housed in a historic building with a pretty courtyard and cafe, it has amongst some of the best preserved Roman finds I've ever seen. It is clean, modern, interesting and very interactive for children and just the right size. Go, it's free, but don't forget to donate the £3.
The Museum is home to a number of exciting and excellent exhibits, from the haul of roman coins to the exhibit about the civil war and the "Bloody Asizes" presided over by Judge Jefferies. There are a number of different exhibits throughout the year, most recently being the Alfred Jewel, and archeology of Bridgwater Bay. The museum also houses a superb little cafe, which is well worth the visit before you leave. In all I would allow a morning or afternoon to explore the museum and the area around it.
Staff have set up several children friendly exhibitions and tasks. My 3 and 5 year old spent a great morning doing a trail. The exhibits are clear and well displayed, with interest for all ages. The plieosaur is a treat.
Absolutely fantastic for a free entry and great place to learn
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