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
Eddie Godfrey, Chairman 01749 812 329, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie Brooks, Curator 07973 745 815, email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.