Exhibitions

Colours of Exile: The Art of Hans Schwarz

Opens 21 October 2017 to 3 March 2018

Free entry

Watchet Harbour

Watchet Harbour by Hans Schwarz

‘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: The First Royal Portrait

Opens 17 October 2017 to 6 January 2018

Free entry 

NPG 416; King Henry VII by Unknown artist

Henry VII © National Portrait Gallery, London

The Museum of Somerset is bringing an artwork of outstanding national significance to the county this autumn.

Working with the National Portrait Gallery in London, the museum will display an extraordinary portrait of King Henry VII dated 1505. Read more and visit.

MUSE: Makers in Museums

Opens 11 November 2017 to 3 February 2018

Free entry

Bruton Museum Dorcas Casey image Jasper Casey small

Inspired by the animal-shaped jelly moulds in the Bruton Museum stores, Dorcas Casey’s crocodile comes from casting from antique jelly moulds to reveal emblematic shapes © Jasper Casey

New work from eight artists inspired by the unique objects and stories found in community-led museums is going on display at The Museum of Somerset. Read more and visit.

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