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The Museum of Somerset

Castle Green | Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA, England
+44 1823 255088
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This museum is quirky very well set out, staff are informative but not overbearing and you feel... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lorraine P
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Somerset UK
Museum of Somerset

An excellent and modern museum telling the history of Somerset throughout the ages.Very accessible... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter A
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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“roman mosaic” (27 reviews)
“local history” (24 reviews)
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Castle Green | Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA, England
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+44 1823 255088
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"roman mosaic"
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"well worth a visit"
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"local history"
in 24 reviews
"military section"
in 13 reviews
"pre history"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 22 reviews
"alfred jewel"
in 10 reviews
"free entry"
in 27 reviews
"ham"
in 11 reviews
"all ages"
in 41 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 27 reviews
"castle hotel"
in 8 reviews
"rainy day"
in 15 reviews
"on display"
in 14 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 17 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 17 reviews
"helpful staff"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is quirky very well set out, staff are informative but not overbearing and you feel free to move about and take your time. The refurbishment that has been carried out is superb, it's both modern and accessed easily for young and old. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent and modern museum telling the history of Somerset throughout the ages.Very accessible with friendly staff. The military museum is a must.

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, to the right of the Castle hotel, and though the gates. A nice place to spend a few hours looking around. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting and modern Museum with excellent exhibits all very well displayed and explained. Intended to stay two hours but after also visiting Military Museum stayed five hours. First class well done to all teams involved.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 11 year old son to the Military museum. Excellent visit. Very good displays to see and the staff were very friendly. Well worth a visit. Also visited the downstairs museum which was also very good.

Thank Philip G
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like museums this will not disappoint. The exhibits are beautifully displayed and the amount of information that goes with each is just right and not too cumbersome. You follow the history timeline of the Somerset area from fossil finds to the beginnings of...More

Thank Dorsetbean
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This is a fabulously well planned museum. Exhibit cases are numbered, so you follow evolution the right way round! You think you are done then another little room and exhibit appears. The military museum is very moving and holds one of my (now) favourite pictures....More

Thank oggrocks
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

My school age children really enjoyed the Michael Morpurgo exhibition as they read his books at school. Easter hunt was a bit disappointing though. We generally like the whole museum

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit as it's free to get in! Lots of rooms to explore with everything from Dinosaur skeletons to a tree! Take your time to make sure you find all the rooms as it can be confusing.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

I was very impressed by this local museum. I have visited many local museums but this was up there. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There are various sections all of which were very interesting. The Roman mosiac was interesting and the development of...More

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rheakeane
2 January 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
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Claire H
20 August 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.
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rosie854
2 February 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
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