Somerset Military Museum

Somerset Military Museum
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The Somerset Military Museum tells the story of the regiments of Somerset in war and peacetime. The gallery complements the story of Somerset, which is told in the main museum.

The Somerset Military Museum features the history of the following regiments:

· Somerset Light Infantry (Prince Albert’s)
· Somerset and Cornwall Light Infantry
· West Somerset Yeomanry
· North Somerset Yeomanry
· Somerset Militia, Rifle Volunteers and Territorials
· The Light Infantry and its successor regiment, The Rifles

The gallery introduces visitors to the wider background of the formation and development of Somerset’s regiments, and explores why soldiers fight for their country.

The regimental archives of the Somerset Light Infantry, as well as some North and West Somerset Yeomanry records, are held at the Somerset Heritage Centre.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

10.00am – 5.00pm
(last entry 4.30pm)
Tuesday to Saturday, and Bank Holiday Mondays.

The museum is also open on occasional Sundays for special events.

The museum is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, and for a week in January for essential maintenance.

Admission charges

Free Entry

Getting there

The museum is situated in Taunton town centre, just 10 minutes from Junction 25 of the M5, 15 minutes walk from Taunton Railway Station and just 50 metres from Taunton Bus Station. There is no parking on site.

The museum is in the centre of Taunton, on Castle Green,and has several public car parks nearby. The nearest car parks are Tangier and the Crescent. Follow the directions to Taunton town centre and car parks.

We recommend you use either of Taunton’s Park and Ride services, both of which drop off within 100 metres of the museum. Please note this service does not operate on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Motorway
M5 southbound – exit junction 25
M5 northbound – exit junction 26

Collection details

Weapons and War

Getting there

The museum is situated in Taunton town centre, just 10 minutes from Junction 25 of the M5, 15 minutes walk from Taunton Railway Station and just 50 metres from Taunton Bus Station. There is no parking on site.

The museum is in the centre of Taunton, on Castle Green,and has several public car parks nearby. The nearest car parks are Tangier and the Crescent. Follow the directions to Taunton town centre and car parks.

We recommend you use either of Taunton’s Park and Ride services, both of which drop off within 100 metres of the museum. Please note this service does not operate on Sundays or Public Holidays.

Motorway
M5 southbound – exit junction 25
M5 northbound – exit junction 26

Somerset Military Museum
Museum of Somerset
Taunton Castle
Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 4AA
England

Website

http://museumofsomerset.org.uk/somerset-military-museum/

E-mail

taunton@the-rifles.co.uk

Telephone

01823 333434

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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