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The Museum of Somerset

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    • An under-floor Plesiosaur, the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain and a chilling recreation of the infamous Bloody Assizes – you’ll find them all at the Museum of Somerset! Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the historic 12th Century Taunton Castle. This must-see visitor attraction tells the county's story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games, eye-catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present. The museum houses many of Somerset’s great archaeological treasures such as the Frome Hoard; the largest collection of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain in a single container, and the 4th Century Low Ham mosaic; the oldest object in Britain to tell a complete story - the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas. The museum also houses the Somerset Military Museum. As well as the permanent galleries, the museum offers regularly changing temporary exhibitions and activities such as family drop-in sessions and ‘talk and tea’ with a curator. There is also a programme of special events, including evening talks, music and outdoor theatre. FREE ENTRY. Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10:00am to 5:00pm The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, TA1 4AA museumofsomerset@somerset.gov.uk 01823 255088
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