offical Bruton Town website - photo by Gareth Griffiths
6 December 2019 10°C



Our lively local museum tells the story of Bruton’s past and present through the display of artefacts from the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon and medieval times, along with more contemporary displays. Domestic objects,  20th-century shoes, the unique sculptures of  WWII German refugee Ernst Blensdorf, and the writing desk used by American writer John Steinbeck, who lived in Bruton in 1959, are highlights.

We also represent our community in our changing display CASESPACE, where we show contemporary art and collections. In addition we hold some 450 years of digitised Parish Registers and are beginning an oral history project.

Open daily except Sunday from 11am to 1pm, Saturday until 3pm; closed on public holidays. Entry is free but donations are welcome.

Museum telephone during opening times: 01749 812 294

The Committee
Eddie Godfrey, Chairman  01749 812 329,
Jackie Brooks, Curator  07973 745 815,
Nicola Cunningham, Secretary & Press  01749 812 815
Ed Tickner, Administrator  01749 812 449
James Coward, Treasurer  01749 850 034
Angela Pearce, Volunteers  01749 813 480
Robert Carter  01749 814 946
Elisabeth Balfour 01749 812 232
Judy Stober  01749 812 218
Andrew Leach  01749 812 641
Juliet Bowell  01749 812 505
David Bishop  01749 812 294

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

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