Taunton Life is ‘Captured in Time’ for Art Exhibition at The Museum of Somerset

Tone Bridge by Harry FrierLife in Taunton, its people and places, are captured in time for an exhibition of watercolours opening at The Museum of Somerset on Saturday 19 March. Harry Frier (1849–1921) is one of Somerset‘s best known artists. His paintings document life in and around Taunton during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Frier moved to Somerset in 1883 and began painting watercolours of local scenes. He was a prolific worker and at least 600 of his paintings survive. Full story: Read more

Santa’s Grotto Opens at the Museum of Somerset

Museum of SomersetThe Museum of Somerset elves are putting the finishing touches to Santa’s Grotto ready for families to visit in the run up to Christmas. Santa’s Grotto will be open on Saturday 5, 12 and 19 December between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. Due to its popularity families are encouraged to book their time slot in advance. Whilst visiting Santa, families can also enjoy the Elf Trail which takes visitors on a quiz trail around the museum in search of cuddly elves. Full story: Read more