Visit South Somerset - Heritage & Culture
Muchelney Pottery & John Leach Gallery
John Leach, eldest grandson of renowned potter Bernard Leach and son of David Leach, continues the family tradition at Muchelney Pottery on the edge of the ancient village of Muchelney in the heart of the Somerset Levels. Shop and Gallery.
Perry's Somerset Cider & Rural Museum
Small museum housed in original 16th century cider barn where the company first started. The barn is stocked to the roof full of old cider making and farming equipment, as well as two hydraulic presses used every autumn until 2013.
Shakspeare Glass & Arts
Will Shakspeare is one of the country’s best known glass blowers. Will set up Shakspeare Glass over 25 years ago and has supplied many galleries and well-known stores in that time. Wide range of Shakspeare Glass on display in the gallery as well as work from selected other British makers including jewellery.
Somerset Arts Week
Somerset Open Studios and Festival Events are annual countywide celebrations of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art and craft that can be found in Somerset.
Somerset Brick & Tile Museum
The Museum tells the story of brick and tile making, one of the many labour-intensive industries once found in Somerset. At the heart of the Museum is one of the only traditional brick kilns to survive in southern England. It was one of six at the former Barham Brothers’ Yard in East Quay, Bridgwater, and was last fired in 1965. Bridgwater produced an impressive variety of bricks, tiles, terracotta plaques and other wares that created the look of many Somerset towns. The kiln is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and was saved from destruction in the 1990s.
St Michael's Hill Tower (National Trust)
Follow the footpath from Ham Hill or through the landscaped parkland of Montacute House to St Michael’s Hill. Climb the hill to St Michael’s Hill Tower, where you can enjoy extensive views of the surrounding countryside.
The Levels Gallery
The Levels Gallery, just a few steps from Tesco’s store in Langport, Somerset, displays the work of the late Somerset watercolour artist Eugene Richard Sturgeon. E R Sturgeon was born in Drayton in 1920 and spent most of his life in Curry Rivel. His love and talent for art is evident from an early age.
Yandles Woodworking, Arts & Crafts
Yandles was founded in 1860 by Henry Yandle. Visit the sawmill, woodworking centre, gallery, arts and crafts store and gifts and home store with beautifully crafted gifts and artwork by local artists