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The Museum of Somerset

Taunton Castle
Castle Green

01823 255088
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Opening Times

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

Last entry 30 minutes before closure

Annual Closed Period
Every year the Museum of Somerset closes for a week to enable essential behind-the-scenes work and maintenance to be done. Please see website for details.


Free entry but donations welcome.

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From Roman mosaics, prehistoric skeletons and dinosaurs to gold hoards and art, Somerset's museum has it all.

Located in a 900-year-old castle, the museum tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day using real objects combined with evocative films, sounds and images, and the voices and words of Somerset people past and present.

Amongst the treasures on display is the Frome Hoard, which is the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain in a single container.

Did You Know?

144 rebels were condemned to death in the Great Hall by Judge Jeffreys during the Bloody Assizes in 1685 for their part in the Monmouth Rebellion.

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Somerset Heritage Service offers numerous events, exhibitions and family learning opportunities throughout the year at the Museum of Somerset, with something for all ages. Also on offer are taught sessions, with resources, on a range of topics as well as resources for self-guided visits. Please contact the Museum for more information.


As well as the objects on display at the Museum of Somerset, Somerset Heritage Service holds extensive reserve collections and archives. These can be consulted at the Somerset Heritage Centre in Taunton.

Commercial Hire & Services

The Museum of Somerset is available to hire for meetings, events and activities. To enquire about using the museum space for your event, please contact the museum.