Family Learning

The Museum of Somerset was designed with families in mind. Along with engaging and informative displays we offer a wide range of hands on interactive discovery points. From dressing up as a roman to reconstructing an ammonite, generations can enjoy learning together.

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We offer an extraordinary programme of events for families, designed to develop interests and skills in an environment where a love for history can flourish. Enjoy learning together through a range of engaging and lively activities such as site trails, themed sessions and family fun days.

Our object-rich sessions are designed to appeal to all ages and interests and link to the rich and varied collections we care for.

Toddler Explorers
First Friday of every month
This session allows toddlers to discover museum collections through play and active learning and is suitable for age 1-3. We hold morning and afternoon sessions with subjects ranging from the Ice Age to Egypt. Booking advisable, please contact the museum.

Family Fun
Last Saturday of every month
This session offers free family activities on various themes providing access to our museum collections and temporary exhibitions. These sessions encourage all members of the family to learn together in a relaxed environment.

Booked family learning sessions
Throughout the year we run bookable family sessions with the aim of developing skills and creativity. These include object handling and activities covering a wide range of subjects from ‘World War II – Life at Home’ to ‘Digging up the Past’.

Drop-in activities
We also offer regular events which can include crafts or object handling on themes such as Easter, Dinosaurs and Halloween.

Museum Trails
During the school holidays we offer themed trails around the museum. These often link in with our temporary exhibitions, museum collections and seasonal events.

Visit our What’s On, Upcoming Events page for all upcoming events and activities.