Father’s Day event on Sunday 21st June

The Museum will be open 10am until 5pm on Father’s Day, with fun activities suitable for all the family.  All the activities will be on an adventure theme, celebrating the famous explorer John Hanning-Speke who discovered the source of the Nile.  There is no need to book in advance just turn up on the day.  Entrance is £3 adults and £1 for children age 3+.

There will be the chance to see items from the collections which are not usually on display, including a pair of dumb bells that belonged to the Antarctic explorer Captain Scott.

Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust, will be sharing his knowledge of John Hanning Speke with gallery talks at 12.30 and 2.30.

“We’re looking forward to a great adventure-filled day.  The source of the Nile remained unknown for thousands of years, and the story of how the mystery was solved is amazing.  We have items on display, kindly lent by the Speke family, which relate to Speke’s exploring. We’re really looking forward to having a day when visitors can discover more about this great man who set out on his journey from Taunton railway station!”

For those who want to treat Dad, the café will also be open.  If the weather is nice the museum courtyard is a stunning location for lunch, or a big slice of cake!