Visit South Somerset - Museums
Castle Cary & District Museum
Castle Cary Museum offers a slice of local town and country life, run by enthusiastic volunteers. See a large collection of domestic and agricultural implements, archaeological and historical information and artefacts.
Chard and District Museum
Chard and District Museum exists to help today's community uncover yesterday's heritage, history and hidden stories. It opened in 1970 and is housed in a converted 16th century thatched, listed building.
Crewkerne & District Museum & Heritage Centre
Crewkerne has a long and interesting history. It once had the status of being a Saxon royal mint, was an important stopping place for travellers and its thriving textile industry brought prosperity. Founded in 1988, the museum illustrates these things, but equally shows how ordinary local people lived and worked at various periods.
Fleet Air Arm Museum
A major attraction in South Somerset and a great place for a day out. You'll fly by helicopter to the replica of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal.
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.
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.