Castle Cary and District Museum

The museum in Castle Cary is found in the historic Market House, a splendid mid-Victorian building in the centre of town.

We have a large collection of domestic and agricultural implements, archaeological and historical information and artifacts. Displays include; our geology section showing that this area of Somerset was once under the sea; the life of diarist Parson James Woodforde; Douglas Macmillan, the founder of Macmillan Cancer Support; T S Donne’s Rope and Twine Works; and John Boyd’s Horsehair Weaving factory. We also mount other temporary displays of topical interest

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Opening hours

We are open from April to October
Monday to Friday 10.30 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 16.00
Saturdays 10.30 - 12.30

Admission charges

There is no admission charge but donations are welcome.

Castle Cary and District Museum
Market House
Market Place
Castle Cary


E-mail Market House Covered Area


01963 351334

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