Somerset Rural Life Museum re-opening 3 JUNE 2017
Visitors to Somerset Rural Life Museum can explore rural life from the 1800s onwards
and discover more about the county’s heritage including its landscape, food and
farming, working life and rural crafts.
The museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history. Visitors can
enjoy the five Farmhouse Galleries which explore the themes of ‘Creating’,
‘Learning’, ‘Believing’, ‘Celebrating’ and ‘Remembering.’ In the large Farmyard
Gallery the major themes are ‘Working Village’ and ‘Working the Land’.
The magnificent 14th-century Abbey Barn remains the centrepiece of the site,
providing a unique and remarkable setting for exhibitions and events.
Outside spaces, including the Farmyard and the Orchard, contain sculpture and family
trails that interpret the history of the site and its buildings.
The Farmyard Café will be open all year round at this family-friendly destination,
offering high-quality locally-sourced food and drink.
A programme of seasonal events take place throughout the year.
Somerset Rural Life Museum reopened in June 2017 following a major £2.4 million
redevelopment, led by the South West Heritage Trust.
The Museum will be open 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday until the end of
October and Tuesday to Saturday from November to Easter, plus Bank Holiday Mondays.
Admission including Gift Aid £6.00 adults/£4.95 concessions/£2.75 child (5 – 18
years)/under 5s free.