Christmas & Santa’s Grotto 2016

Christmas Crafts & Carols

Thursday 1, 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm

Community carol singing and free Christmas crafts for families as part of the celebrations for the start of late night shopping in Taunton.

Reindeer Trail

1 to 31 December

A fun way to explore the museum throughout the festive period.

£1 per child.

Meet Santa

Saturday 3, 10, 17, 24 and Wednesday 21 

Meet Santa in our magical Almshouse Grotto.

£4 per child, which includes a gift. Booking advised.

A West Country Christmas

Saturday 10, 7.30 pm

With Voice of the People and Halsway Community Choirs directed by Yvette Staelens. £8.50. Booking advised.

A Medieval Christmas **SOLD OUT**

Tuesday 20, 7.30 pm

Featuring long-forgotten festive songs (plus some surprisingly familiar carols!) played on authentic instruments. £12.50. Booking advised.

Christmas Train

Thursday 29 and Friday 30, 10.30 am to 4.30 pm

Pop along to see our Christmas train layout made out of LEGO© bricks. Play with our giant bricks, and ‘drive’ the train.

Old and New! – Family Fun

Saturday 31 December 11.00 am – 1.00 pm & 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Compare ancient items with their modern comparisons. Great fun for all the family. Free drop-in.


Contact us on 01823 255088 or email

Some events can be booked online via TicketSource

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Tuesday 20 to Friday 23 December 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

Christmas Eve 10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Christmas and Boxing Day – closed

Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 December 10.00 am – 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm)

January 10 to 13 the museum has its annual closed period allowing essential behind-the-scenes work to take place