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Get in the Christmas spirit!

The Tree of Somerset is decorated and there’s plenty going on at the Museum to get in the festive spirit. From Santa’s Grotto and the cuddly Reindeer Trail to a musical retelling of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and a delicious Christmas lunch in the beautiful surroundings of Castle House. Find out what’s on

Henry VII: The First Royal Portrait

Opens 17 October 2017 to 6 January 2018

An extraordinary image of the Tudor king, Henry VII, displayed in Taunton Castle where he faced the rebel leader Perkin Warbeck. On loan from the National Portrait Gallery. Read more and visit

NPG 416; King Henry VII by Unknown artist

Colours of Exile: The Art of Hans Schwarz

Opens 21 October 2017 to 3 March 2018

‘Colours of Exile: The Art of Hans Schwarz’ features vibrant paintings of places and people by the Austrian émigré artist who made his home in London and West Somerset. Read more and visit 

HENRY VII © NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON