offical Bruton Town website - photo by Trudie Mattock
17 January 2018 7°C



26 High Street, Bruton BA10 0AA

A local museum, focusing on the town’s history. Objects and subjects include fossils, flooding, Romans, Saxons, church and Abbey, education, wool, silk and other town industries. Among famous people who were born or lived here are John Steinbeck and Ernst Blensdorf, and there are 450 years of digitalised Parish Registers.

Open all year: Monday–Friday 11am–1pm, Saturday 11am–3pm (closed Sundays and 24 December to 2 January inclusive). Other times by appointment.

Entry is free but donations welcome.

Museum tel. no. 01749 812 294 during opening times.

Chairman: Douglas Learmond 07980 594 249.

Curator: Jackie Brooks 07973 745 815.

Events: We have frequently changing exhibitions of art and creative practice in our micro gallery casespace.

Casespace this month: TEXT IN TIME
This show has been curated by Arthaus, Hauser & Wirth Somerset’s youth group, from our stored collection.

The items selected all have one aspect in common: text and typefaces. Text plays an important role not only in the art world but also in everyday life as it communicates ideas and information on labels, objects, signs or packages in very different ways.

Private view 4.30pm Wednesday 17 May 2017 12–31 May 2017
Weekdays 11–1 Saturdays 11–3

For Friends/Members of the Museum we arrange visits to local places of interest that are not usually open to the public.

Volunteers: if you would like to become a volunteer steward we would be delighted to hear from you. Training will be given. Contact Angela Pearce 01749 813 480 or