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Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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December 2017

A Tudor Christmas

28 December 2017 - 29 December 2017
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Music, crafts and re-enactors as part of the Henry VII exhibition. Free (small charge for some craft activities).

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February 2018

Toddler Explorers

2 February 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Toddler Explorers

Explore winter animals 10.30-11.30 1.30-2.30

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Gallery Talk

8 February 2018 - 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

A short talk with one of the Visitor Services Team. Suggested donation £1.00

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Talk and Tea: Blast from the Past

9 February 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Medieval woodwind instruments with Jonathan Weeks. Followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable.

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Colour Trail

10 February 2018 - 17 February 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Brighten a dreary time of year with this colourful cheery trail! Suitable for children.

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Castle Day

11 February 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.00

Join us to find out more about Taunton Castle. Knight School, re-enactors, crafts, activities and dressing up. Suitable for children age 3+. £3 per person or £10 for a family ticket.

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Additional Monday opening

12 February 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

The Museum of Somerset will be open on Monday 12 February for half term week.

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Colourful Portraits for kids

12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Hands-on family fun inspired by portraits in The Art of Hans Schwarz exhibition. Suitable for children ages 3-11 years. Times are 10.30-1pm and 2-3.30pm

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Terrible Tales and Ghostly Goings On

22 February 2018 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£10.00

Tour of the Museum in the dark, exploring some of the castle's more gruesome history. Pre-book only. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival. Not suitable for children.

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March 2018

The Buildings of Somerset

8 March 2018 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£9.50
The Buildings of Somerset

A lecture by Julian Orbach. Part of the BBC Civilisations Festival. Pre-booking advisable.

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Talk and Tea: Research Your House History

9 March 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A talk by Esther Hoyle from Somerset Archives. Part of the BBC Civilisation Festival. Followed by tea and cake. Pre-booking advisable.

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Talk on The Somerset Infantry & Indian Independence

13 March 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£4.00
Talk on The Somerset Infantry & Indian Independence

The Somerset Light Infantry and Indian Independence A talk with Lieutenant Colonel David Eliott to mark the return of the Somerset Light Infantry from India on 17 March 1948. Pre-booking advisable.

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Museum’s arrival of Spring

27 March 2018 - 29 March 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00

Drop-in family activities. Sessions run from 10.30am -1pm

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Free Family Fun – Romans

31 March 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Part of the BBC Civilisations Festival. 11am - 1pm and then 2pm - 3.30pm

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April 2018

Easter Activities

3 April 2018 - 4 April 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Family fun with an Easter theme . Drop in events. 10.30 - 1pm and 2.00-3.30pm

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Talk and Tea: The new Museum

13 April 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Curator Amal Khreisheh will talk about the creation of the new Weston Museum. Followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable.

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Castle Tour

20 April 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50

Discover more of the hidden history of Taunton Castle through the ages. Includes a number of steep and narrow steps. Pre-book only.

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Museum Annual Concert

26 April 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£10.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Friends of the Museum of Somerset Annual Concert, featuring the New Horizon Singers. Booking Advisable

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Family Museum Fun

28 April 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Family fun event in the Museum with an Ice Age theme. Drop in event. No charge. Suitable for children ages 3-11. Runs 11am - 1pm and  2pm - 3.30pm

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May 2018

Cothelstone Hill Walk

11 May 2018 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

A walk led by the Historic Environment Team and the Quantocks AONB team, looking at the archaeology and natural history of the hill. Meet at Cothelstone Hill Car Park. Part of our 'Somerset Day' celebrations and also part of Naturally…

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Talk and Tea: A Race Against Time

11 May 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

The Story of the Kenyon Photographic Archive A talk by Janet Tall, followed by tea ad cake. Part of our 'Somerset Day' celebration. Booking in advance is advisable. 01823 255088

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Museum Finds Surgery

12 May 2018 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Bring your archaeological finds to be identified and recorded by our expert. Drop in session. 01823 255088.

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Taunton – Then and Now

19 May 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led tour of the town, inspired by our Exhibition 'The World Before Yesterday: The Photography of Stanley Kenyon'. Booking in advance advisable. 01823 255088

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Museum Half Term Trail

26 May 2018 - 2 June 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Choose your own adventure, Museum trail, inspired by our special exhibition 'Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories'. £1.00 per child. 10.30-4pm

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Taunton – Then and Now

26 May 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led tour of the town inspired by our Exhibition 'The World Before Yesterday: The Photography of Stanley Kenyon'. Pre booking advisable. 01823 255088

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June 2018

Hydrographic Day

1 June 2018 - 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Family Fun for World Hydrography Day. Free to attend and suitable for all ages, this event is organised by the UK Hydrographic Office and the Museum

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Taunton Then and Now

2 June 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50

Join one of our volunteer led walking tours of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Booking advisable.

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In Praise of Lord Trenchard

14 June 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£9.50

Talk by Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust. Booking advisable. Son of Somerset, Father of the Royal Air Force

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National Cream Tea Day

29 June 2018 - 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

Enjoy a cream tea in the beautiful surroundings of Castle House. Pre-book only.

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Family Fun – Bone Hunters

30 June 2018 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Drop-in family activities. For children ages 3-11

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July 2018

Knitted Animal Trail

3 July 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Part of Taunton Live Yarnbombing. Follow our cute and cuddly trail around the museum. £1.00 per child. This event runs until July 31st

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Castle Tour

6 July 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50

Discover more about the hidden history of Taunton Castle through the ages. The tour includes a number of steep and uneven steps. Pre-book only.

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World Chocolate Day at the Museum

7 July 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

On World Chocolate Day, enjoy special chocolate treats in our cafe. 'Special' hot chocolates only £2.00.

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Taunton Then and Now

7 July 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led walking tour of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Pre-booking advisable. Tours run every Saturday.

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Cheddar Man & the Prehistory of Britain

11 July 2018 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£9.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A talk by Dr Tom Booth, (Wellcome Post-Doctoral Research Associate) from the Natural History Museum. Booking advisable.

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Talk and Tea

13 July 2018 - 2:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

John French will give a talk on 'Keep Calm and Carry On!' - Life on the home front reminiscence session followed by tea and cake. Maximum 35 people Pre-booking advisable.

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Woolly Wonders

26 July 2018 - 27 July 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
£1.00

Part of Taunton Live Yarnbombing. Family activities all about wool, including spinning and weaving. Drop in event suitable for children ages 3-12. 1030am - 1pm on 26th and 27th July

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Woolly Wonders

26 July 2018 - 2:00 pm - 27 July 2018 - 3:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
£1.00

Part of Taunton Live Yarnbombing. Family activities all about wool, including spinning and weaving. Drop in event suitable for children ages 3-12. 1030am - 1pm on 26th and 27th July

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Spinning Tops to Spacehoppers

28 July 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
Free
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Growing up in Somerset. An exhibition of photographs, costumes, toys and games from the last 150 years.

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Taunton Then and Now

28 July 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led walking tour of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Pre-booking advisable. Tours run every Saturday.

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Retro Games and Activities

30 July 2018 - 12 August 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Visit the Museum of Somerset and enjoy a different series of games and activities every day. Mondays - Victorian School: Dress up and take part in a Victorian School lesson led by Miss Fear! Tuesdays - Make a Toy: Make…

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August 2018

Taunton Then and Now

4 August 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led walking tour of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Pre-booking advisable. Tours run every Saturday.

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Taunton Then and Now

11 August 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led walking tour of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Pre-booking advisable. Tours run every Saturday.

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Taunton Then and Now

18 August 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led walking tour of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Pre-booking advisable. Tours run every Saturday.

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Taunton Then and Now

25 August 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A volunteer led walking tour of Somerset's county town, inspired by the photography of Stanley Kenyon. Pre-booking advisable. Tours run every Saturday.

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September 2018

Taunton Then and Now

5 September 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50

A volunteer led tour of the town, inspired by our exhibition "The World Before Yesterday: The Photography of Stanley Kenyon". Booking advisable.

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Talk and Tea: The Somerset Rural Life Museum

14 September 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Development Manager Estelle Gilbert talks about the creation of the new Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable.

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Heritage Open Day

15 September 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Guided tours of Taunton Castle, to see rooms not normally open to the public. The tour will involve steep and uneven stairs. Tours are free but must be pre-booked in advance. Tour times are.. 10.30-11.30am 12.00-1.00pm 2.00-3.00pm 3.330-4.30pm

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Museum Finds Surgery

15 September 2018 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Bring your archaeological finds to be identified and recorded by our expert

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Beatrix Potter : Her Life and Legacy

25 September 2018 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£4.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

A talk by Susie Simmons, Visitor Services Manager at the Museum . Booking advisable.

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Foody theme family fun

29 September 2018 - 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Family Fun with a 'Foody' theme, as part of Taunton Feast Food and Drink Festival. Drop in activities. Times are 11.30-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm

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Our Place in Space

29 September 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Family workshop for primary aged children led by Jo Richardson, FRAS Space Detectives/ESERO-UK Space Ambassador. Tickets priced per child and adult. Pre-book only.

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October 2018

Over 60s Tea and Cake

2 October 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50

In celebration of the International Day of the Older Person, over 60s are invited to join us in our cafe for a tea or coffee and a slice of cake for the special price of £3.50.

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Talk and Tea ‘The Geology of Taunton Deane’

12 October 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Peter Wright talks about the results of a survey carried out to support the building conservation work of the South West Heritage Trust. Followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable.

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Mask Making at the Museum

20 October 2018 - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Join us for a free drop in event as part of the Taunton Carnival. Masks will be judged and prizes awarded at 2pm. Suitable for ages 3+.

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Friends of the Museum Annual Lecture

23 October 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£12.00
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

Professor Stephen Poole: "I Will Not Call Them A Mob"; Magistrates, Bread Riots and the Gallows in Early 19th Century Somerset. Booking Advisable.

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Dino Day

28 October 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.00

Join us for crafts, activities, dressing-up and other Dino fun! Suitable for children aged 3+. Drop in event. £3.00 per person or £10.00 family ticket.

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Museum Mystery Trails

29 October 2018 - 3 November 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Join us during half term week for our new mystery trails. Standard trails £1.00 per child. Special family trails with backpack £5.00 per team or family.

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Hallowe’en Special Opening

31 October 2018 - 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.00

Explore the Museum in the dark on the spookiest night of the year! Bring your torch and dress up if you dare! Drop in event suitable for children aged 3+. £3.00 per person or £10.00 for a family ticket.

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November 2018

The Last Battle: The Western Front, 1918

6 November 2018 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£9.50

Peter Hart talks about fighting on the Western Front in the final six weeks of the First World War. Pre-booking advisable.

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Museum Talk and Tea

9 November 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

Clothes of the Common People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England 1558-1660. Followed by tea and cake.

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Strange Tales from Somerset

16 November 2018 - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£10.00

An evening tour of the museum exploring the folklore and strange tales associated with our museum collections. Pre-book only. Ticket price includes a drink.

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First World War Town Tour

17 November 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 21 November 2018 at 2:00 pm

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Our volunteer guides will take you on a walking tour of Taunton to find out more about the town and its role in the First World War. Pre-booking advisable.

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First World War Town Tour

21 November 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on 21 November 2018 at 2:00 pm

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50
Museum Launches Summer of Fun

Our volunteer guides will take you on a walking tour of Taunton to find out more about the town and its role in the First World War. Pre-booking advisable.

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A Lecture in Memory of Mick Aston

22 November 2018 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£9.50

Chris Gerrard talks about the quest to unlock the mystery of the Scottish soldiers buried on Palace Green in Durham in 1650. Pre-book only.

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December 2018

Elf Trails

1 December 2018 - 8 December 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00

Spot the cuddly elves as you explore the museum. Event runs until Dec 29th

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Finds Surgery

1 December 2018 - 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Bring your archaeological finds to be identified and recorded by our experts. FREE.

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Santa’s Grotto

1 December 2018 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 December 2018

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£4.00
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

Booking 6 November. Pre-book only.

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Christmas Market

8 December 2018 - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Organised in conjunction with the Castle Hotel, our first ever Christmas market will showcase local arts and crafts with more than 30 stalls.

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Christmas Market

8 December 2018 - 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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taunton museum christmas market 2018

We are holding our first ever Taunton Museum Christmas Market on Saturday December 8th. There will be more than 30 stalls spread out over the courtyard, Castle Garden and House showcasing local arts and crafts. Limelight Theatre will be performing,…

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Santa’s Grotto

8 December 2018 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 December 2018

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£4.00
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

Booking 6 November. Pre-book only.

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Strange Tales from Somerset

13 December 2018 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free – £10

An evening tour of the museum, exploring the folklore and strange tales associated with the museum collections. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival. Pre-book only.

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Christmas Jumper Day

14 December 2018
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Wear your Christmas jumper and get 10% off in the Museum cafe!

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Talk and Tea

14 December 2018 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

'Hunting the Snake-hunter: The Story Behind Bushmaster'. With Dan Eatherley, followed by tea and cake.

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Santa’s Grotto

15 December 2018 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 December 2018

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£4.00
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

Booking 6 November. Pre-book only.

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A Brief History of Christmas

18 December 2018 - 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£12.50

Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews, with special guest Jude Rees, present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols. Booking advisable.

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Santa’s Grotto

22 December 2018 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 22 December 2018

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£4.00
Heritage Open Days in Taunton

Booking 6 November. Pre-book only.

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Christmas Games and Toys

29 December 2018 - 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00

Enjoy playing with nostalgic games and toys from Christmas past and present. Suitable for children age 3+

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January 2019

Green Man Mask Making Days

2 January 2019 - 3 January 2019
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£2.00

Drop in event for children. 10-1pm and 2-4pm

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Tall Tales Trail

2 January 2019 - 5 January 2019
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00

Find out more about Somerset folk tales and stories related to the museum collection.

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Strange Tales from Somerset

17 January 2019 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 31 January 2019 at 7:00 pm

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£12.00

A unique experience, part guided tour, part story-telling performance, exploring some of our county's many strange tales through the folk-stories and customs linked to objects in the museum collection. Pre-book only. Admission price includes a drink on arrival. Book online…

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Castle Tour

18 January 2019 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.50

Discover more of the hidden history of Taunton Castle through the ages. The tour includes a number of steep and uneven steps. Pre-book only.

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Strange Tales from Somerset

31 January 2019 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 31 January 2019 at 7:00 pm

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£12.00

A unique experience, part guided tour, part story-telling performance, exploring some of our county's many strange tales through the folk-stories and customs linked to objects in the museum collection. Pre-book only. Admission price includes a drink on arrival. Book online…

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February 2019

Explore and Discover Trail

16 February 2019 - 23 February 2019
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£1.00

In 1862, Somerset man John Hanning Speke discovered the source of the Nile. Spot the African animals he may have seen on his travels hidden around the museum and answer the questions.

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Castle Day

17 February 2019
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.00 – £10.00

Activities for all the family. Re-enactors, crafts, tours, knight school and dressing up. Suitable for children age 3+. £3.00 (age 3+) or £10.00 family ticket.

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Strange Tales from Somerset

26 February 2019 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£12.00

A unique experience, part guided tour, part story-telling performance, exploring some of our county's many strange tales through the folk stories and customs linked to objects in the museum collection. Entrance ticket includes a drink on arrival. Pre-book only.

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March 2019

Hidden Away – Taunton Slums

8 March 2019 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

A talk by Victoria County History's Mary Siraut, followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable

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A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt

16 March 2019
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Pay What You Think
A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt

An exhibition on works by the 20th-century artist Doris Hatt (1890-1969), a Somerset pioneer of modernism, who exhibited her vibrant paintings of South West landscapes, portraiture and still lifes over almost five decades. She was also a woman ahead of…

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Become a Dementia Friend

22 March 2019 - 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Over 2.5 million people have become Dementia Friends. Why not join John French, a local Dementia Friends Champion, for a free Dementia Friends Information Session. Learn a little more about dementia and some of the small ways you can help…

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‘A Life in Colour ‘ – Gallery Tour

28 March 2019 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.00

Find out more about the life of 20th century artist Doris Hatt and the artworks on display in this vibrant exhibition. Drop in event. Suggested donation £3.00

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April 2019

‘A Life in Colour ‘ – Creative Fun

10 April 2019
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£2.00

Get creative at these family friendly multi-media art sessions, inspired by the vibrant works of 20th century artist Doris Hatt. Drop in event suitable for children age 3-11. 10.30-1.00pm and 2pm - 3.30pm.

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Talk and Tea: Digital Mapping in the South West

12 April 2019 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

A talk by archivist Eve Bickerton, followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable.

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‘A Life in Colour ‘ – Creative Fun

17 April 2019
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Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£2.00

Get creative at these family friendly multi-media art sessions, inspired by the vibrant works of 20th century artist Doris Hatt. Drop in event suitable for children age 3-11. 10.30-1.00pm and 2pm - 3.30pm.

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‘A Life in Colour ‘ – Gallery Tour

27 April 2019 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on 27 April 2019 at 2:30 pm

Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£3.00

Find out more about the life of 20th century artist Doris Hatt and the artworks on display in this vibrant exhibition. Drop in event. Suggested donation £3.00

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May 2019

A Life in Colour – Panel Discussion

2 May 2019 - 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£9.50

Discover what it was like for a female artist studying and practising their art in the early 20th century. Pre-book only. Stay up to date with more Taunton News, Taunton Events and Taunton Jobs

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Strange Tales from Somerset

4 May 2019 - 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£12.00

Part guided tour, part story-telling performance. Discover folk stories and customs linked to spring and May Day. Ticket price includes a drink on arrival. Pre-book only. Stay up to date with more Taunton News, Taunton Events and Taunton Jobs

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Vikings and Saxons in Somerset

10 May 2019 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£5.00

Vikings and Saxons in Somerset and the Finds they left behind. A talk by Finds Liaison Officer Laura Burnett, followed by tea and cake. Booking advisable. Stay up to date with more Taunton News, Taunton Events and Taunton Jobs

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Museum Inclusive Afternoon

17 May 2019 - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

For those who enjoy a quieter Museum visit, including people living with autism or dementia. Lighting and audio distractions kept to a minimum. Free drop in event. Stay up to date with more Taunton News, Taunton Events and Taunton Jobs

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Museum at Night

17 May 2019 - 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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£10.00

Enjoy a tour of the Museum and discover the amazing collections. Entry ticket includes a glass of wine or cider on arrival. Pre-book only. Stay up to date with more Taunton News, Taunton Events and Taunton Jobs

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A Life in Colour – Gallery Tour

24 May 2019 - 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum of Somerset, Castle Green
Taunton,TA1 4AA
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Free

Find out more about the life of 20th century artist Doris Hatt and the artworks on display in this vibrant exhibition. Drop in event. Suggested donation £3.00 Stay up to date with more Taunton News, Taunton Events and Taunton Jobs

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