Explore the museum on the spookiest night of the year – Halloween!

On Saturday October 31 from 5.30 to 8.30pm families are invited to take a self-guided torch-lit tour of the museum in the dark. Try spooky family craft activities, including making creepy spider hats, mini-ghosts and paper pumpkin lanterns. There will also be spooky stories in Castle House and Halloween-themed treats in the café. Wear fancy dress if you dare and bring a torch. Family activities suitable for ages 3 upwards. £3 adults £1 children. No booking required – just turn up.

On Friday 30 October at 7.30pm and on Saturday October 31 at 9pm grown-ups are invited to enjoy a glass of wine and a museum tour to explore the darker history of Taunton Castle. £10 per person (including a glass of wine.) Booking required on 01823 255088.

Dino Day on Sunday 25th October

The Museum of Somerset will be open 1Daisysaurus0am until 4pm on Sunday 25th October for some Giant Dinosaur Fun.  It costs £3 for adults and £1 for children (under 3s FREE).  We will have lots of crafts for those age 3 plus, along with dressing up, a dino trail,  and a puppet show by ‘Lyme Regis Rocks’.  Find out about Somerset’s only dinosaur – Camelotia, with our fossil expert.

It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing – as it’s all inside

No need to book – just come along.

Improved on-line booking system

We are delighted to announce that we have improved our on-line ticketing so that all tickets cost the same, whether they are purchased on-line at http://www.themuseumofsomerset.ticketsource.co.uk or by calling the museum.  It is not possible to book all tickets on-line, for our smaller events they are only available from the museum, but we hope for the larger events visitors will really appreciate being able to buy them 24/7.