Museums in Somerset

Museums in Somerset

Staff and volunteers in heritage sites across Somerset and North Somerset grouped together to form the self-help group Museums in Somerset (MiS) in 2004.

It meets 3 times a year to discuss issues of mutual interest, share news, participate in training and plan partnership projects. It is supported by the South West HeritageTrust.


Our Members

The County has over 50 museums and heritage organisations. The County Council and the District Council of South Somerset all run museums. The National Trust and English Heritage also have properties in the region, but by far the largest number of museums are run by independent charitable trusts and many of these only flourish due to the commitment of volunteers.

For a full list of Museums in Somerset members, click here. Alternatively, use the Find a Site facility on this website and search for ‘MiS member’ site type.































Agendas and minutes of previous meetings can be found here, as well as copies of the organisation's constitution.


Museums and heritage sites across the county not on the list of members can enquire about joining by contacting the Secretary. Membership is free and open to volunteers and professionals of any heritage site within Somerset and North Somerset.

Upcoming EventsFootprint of the Abbey - Exhibition by Areté Visual Arts
Footprint of the Abbey - Exhibition by Areté Visual Arts
11th February 2017 - 21st May 2017 at Glastonbury Abbey

A group of local artists have explored the abbey’s ‘footprint’ on its immediate setting and the wider locality to create... Read more

It's Behind You
It's Behind You
4th March 2017 - 20th May 2017 at Frome Museum

The "It's Behind You" exhibition at Frome Museum will be a celebration of the history of the Frome Musical Theatre... Read more

Planting the Medieval Kitchen Garden
Planting the Medieval Kitchen Garden
3rd May 2017 at Glastonbury Abbey

This course is part of our project to recreate a medieval garden and will be using plants which have been chosen for their medieval... Read more

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