Collections and Time Periods
The museum sector in Somerset and North Somerset is varied. The county covers a large area of rural and post industrial environments, coastal, upland, agricultural and low lying landscapes, dotted with market towns, seaside resorts, ports and centres of industry.
The museums in the county reflect this diverse heritage: from the large, rich collections of the Somerset Heritage and Libraries Service, with its world class collections of archaeology and palaeontology, to the specialist Dunster Dolls Museum and Watchet Boat Museum.
This website allows you to search for sites to visit based on what time periods they represent using the find a site section. Below is a list of the estimated dates of each time period to help you with your search.
|Dates||Time Period||Search Sites|
|950,000 - 10,000 BC||Palaeolithic||Search|
|10,000 - 4000 BC||Mesolithic||Search|
|4000 - 2500 BC||Neolithic||Search|
|2500 - 800 BC||Bronze Age||Search|
|800 BC - 43 AD||Iron Age||Search|
|43 - 410 AD||Roman||Search|
|410 - 550 AD||Dark Ages||Search|
|550 - 1066 AD||Anglo-Saxon||Search|
|1066 - 1154 AD||Norman||Search|
|1154 - 1485 AD||Medieval or Middle Ages||Search|
|1485 - 1603 AD||Tudor||Search|
|1603 - 1714 AD||Stuart||Search|
|1714 - 1830 AD||Georgian||Search|
|1837 - 1901 AD||Victorian||Search|
|1901 - 1910 AD||Edwardian||Search|
|1900 - 1999 AD||20th century||Search|
This website also allows you to search for sites to visit based on what type of collections they have. So if you're pursuing an interest or need to do research for your own project or homework, use the find a site facility to help find the right places to visit!