Somerset Rural Life Museum

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The Museum tells the story of Somerset’s rich rural and social history and provides a family-friendly destination which has learning, access and discovery at its heart.

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Opening hours

Easter to the end of October
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.

November to Easter
Tuesday – Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.

Last entry 4.30 pm.

Admission charges

Admission including Gift Aid £6.00 adults/£4.95 concessions/£2.75 child (under 18 years)/under 5s free.

Collection details

Social History, Archives

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Processions: Two Banners, One Voice

  • 16 June — 2 September 2018 *on now

Somerset Rural Life Museum and Somerset Art Works are delighted to present a new exhibition marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. The Act gave the first British women the right to vote.

Processions: Two Banners, One Voice opens at Somerset Rural Life Museum on 16 June. It will display a rare original suffrage banner created by the Weston-super-Mare branch of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies alongside a contemporary banner created by students from Strode College in Street.

Artist Dorcas Casey worked with students from Strode College Art Department to design and create the contemporary textile banner. It is one of 100 commissioned centenary banners that formed part of PROCESSIONS, a mass participation artwork that took place on 10 June. Students from Strode College joined women and girls from across the UK who came together in London to process the banners.

The banner they made is influenced by original Suffrage banners and encorporates the unique culture of the county. Glastonbury Festival wrist bands are woven into the design.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adult £6.00
Concessions £4.95
Child under 5 Free
Child under 18s £2.75
Family, 2 adults £16.50
Family, 1 adult £10.45

Somerset Rural Life Museum
Abbey Farm

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