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Somerset Military Museum
Address

Taunton Castle
Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4AA

Telephone
01823 333434
Website
www.sommilmuseum.org.uk
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Opening Times

Open all year
Tue-Sat: 10:00-17:00

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The museum tells the story of the regiments of Somerset in war and peacetime and features the history of the following regiments:

It reopened to the public in September 2011 after extensive restoration and re-design work and is part of The Museum of Somerset. The new military museum complements the story of Somerset, which is told in the main museum.

Did You Know?

The Somerset Light Infantry's badge carries the name 'Jellalabad', to honour the courage of the regiment. Soldiers overcame a siege at the Afghan city in 1842 and an enemy force six times their number.

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Learning

The Museum offers an outstanding insight to military deeds and life as a soldier from 1685 to the present day. Situated within the Museum of Somerset visitors can enjoy a marvellous opportunity to see state-of-the-art galleries and innovative interactive features. Please contact the Museum to discuss your specific needs.

Research

The Somerset Military Museum Trust may be able to assist those carrying out specific research. Regimental archives are held at The Somerset Heritage Centre, and catalogues can be viewed online.

It is recommended research enquirers contact:

The Rifles Office
14 Mount Street
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 3QB

Phone: 01823 333434
Email: [email protected]


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