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The Museum of Somerset

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Well worth a visit, history of Somerset, great exhibits. Well laid out, fantastic exhibition of... read more

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Rochester, United Kingdom
Visit with the grandchildren

We visit Taunton Museum most school holidays with our grandchildren. It is free to wander around... read more

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA, England
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All reviews roman mosaic well worth a visit military section local history pre history interesting exhibits roman coins free entry alms house all ages ham couple of hours rainy day on display nice cafe great place to visit helpful staff
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Reviewed yesterday

Well worth a visit, history of Somerset, great exhibits. Well laid out, fantastic exhibition of photographs by Stanley Kenyon. Good military museum.

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Reviewed yesterday

We visit Taunton Museum most school holidays with our grandchildren. It is free to wander around or you can choose to do a trail for a nominal price per child. There is always some form of themed activity going on and is great value for...More

Thank beamanning
Reviewed 4 days ago

A good place to take the children on a rainy half term. Usually have events of interest to keep them occupied.

Thank JeanJenkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time we’ve visited with elderly relatives. Very informative and well laid out. Lovely location adding to the history of the town

Thank graceTaunton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of interesting exhibits, all well presented, with many highlights. The mosaic, rifles museum and "quotes room" were outstanding. With friendly and informative staff we were made to feel very welcome. The excellent cafe being a real bonus. Well worth the visit, and will definitely...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with much history there . It's also haunted as point . Love it. Could do with a few Roman Army legionnaires though as before revamp.

Thank Dean S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum of Taunton is well worth a visit. with so much to see and do both inside and out it is worth a visit. The Museum itself is inviting, full of amazing displays and one that will draw you back time and time again.

Thank Geosimmo17
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent museum in the middle of Taunton. I was surprised by just how good it is and how much there is to see. Particularly enjoyed the military exhibition!

Thank Olivia E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has been completely modernised recently and has plenty to look at for all ages. I do miss some of the old exhibits that disappeared on this modernisation and wonder about the merit of the cost and time closed to change it all but...More

Thank Samantha V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imagine being given funding to turn a space into an amazing piece of history and then letting a 5 year old design the exhibition. That is exactly what this museum is like. Such wasted potential which could have been and could be so much better...More

Thank Barry C
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January 2, 2018|
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Response from anniedunning | Reviewed this property |
Walk through the portcullis between fat face and next and it’s on the right just past the Castle Hotel
Claire H
August 20, 2017|
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Response from levicar | Reviewed this property |
Probably too late - Morrisons is free for two hours and is large so normally has spaces.
February 2, 2015|
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Response from mancad | Reviewed this property |
get the bus from the railway station to the bus station[about a mile]the museum is next to the bus station