About Somerset Routes

Where in the world could you find a Bakelite coffin, the oldest manmade road in Britain, the largest collection of Naval aircraft in Europe or early Victorian prosthetic limbs?

You might be surprised to find out the answer is Somerset!

What is Somerset Routes?

For a county with a history as rich and diverse as its countryside, Somerset boasts an amazing number of museums and heritage attractions. Somerset Routes is a unique map and guide which highlights over 100 of the county's best heritage sites to visit.

Taking the form of a ‘tube map’, the county has been broken down into seven different lines to travel on, spread across the county and taking in the best sights and things to do. Each line takes you to the museums, historic railways, castles, gardens, stately homes and archaeological sites that make Somerset’s heritage unique.

How you can use this website

This website offers you the chance to explore the heritage of the county in many different ways.

Partners

Somerset Routes is a partnership project between Somerset County Council and the Museums in Somerset group, which has been running since 2008. It has been funded by Renaissance in the Regions, a programme of support for museums across the country provided by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). From 2012 the Renaissance in the Regions programme is administered by Arts Council England.

Arts Council England     Somerset Heritage & Libraries Service, Somerset County Council     

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Money Matters: Money and Trade Over Time
5th September 2017 - 11th November 2017 at Frome Museum

This exhibition which has been staged by the Museum’s Curator of Money and Medals, Dr David Robinson, covers Money in a variety... Read more

Muse: Makers in museums
Muse: Makers in museums
18th September 2017 - 28th October 2017 at Bruton Museum

DORCAS CASEY For the Muse: Makers in Museums project, sculptor Dorcas Casey has been using domestic craft techniques such... Read more

Haunted Haynes Week
Haunted Haynes Week
21st October 2017 - 29th October 2017 at Haynes International Motor Museum

Boo! From Saturday 21st to Sunday 29th October the ghosts move into the Museum. Children come in full fancy dress if you... Read more

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