Museums in the South West

Did you know there are over 500 museums in the south west of England? Somerset Routes is just one of the many websites which help you plan your leisure time. Why not explore some of Somerset's neighbouring counties and see what they have to offer?


Visit Bath
Bath has a superb and varied range of museums - 17 within a square mile in fact.

Go to Visit Bath for more information.



Bristol has an incredible history and heritage that's reflected in the outstanding museums - many of which are free.

Go to Visit Bristol for more information.


Museums in Cornwall
Discover the museums and heritage sites which tell the story of Cornwall and its past.

Visit Museums in Cornwall for more information.


Devon Museums
There’s something for everyone in Devon's museums and galleries, from steam trains to shipwrecks, farming to factories, boats to battles and local history to lace.

Visit Devon Museums for more information.



Discover the museums and heritage sites which tell the story of Dorset and its past.

Visit Dorset Museums for more information.


Whatever you look for in a day out, you can be sure to find it in Gloucestershire - from exciting events and interesting artefacts in museums large and small, to beautiful buildings and amazing galleries. Our county is full of surprising places to visit. The upgraded website will help you find your way around, especially if you are planning a day out and want to see as much as possible.

Whether you like a fine cafe with a museum attached, or open spaces where little ones can run free, you will find the museums for you. Download a useful itinerary for each county district. Each has travel information, a map, good places for a cuppa and homemade cake plus easy walking routes.

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Discover the museums and heritage sites which tell the story of Wiltshire and its past and search their object catalogues.

Visit Wiltshire Treasures for more information.

Upcoming EventsUnwrapped and in the spotlight
Unwrapped and in the spotlight
23rd May 2017 - 31st August 2017 at Frome Museum

The majority of museums contain far more objects than they can possible display to the public. Frome Museum is no exception.... Read more

The Past in the Present Exhibition
The Past in the Present Exhibition
27th May 2017 - 24th September 2017 at Glastonbury Abbey

The abbey ruins have provided an exciting starting point for an exhibition of ceramics by two Somerset potters. The work of Elizabeth... Read more

Deborah Westmancoat
Deborah Westmancoat
5th June 2017 - 30th July 2017 at Bruton Museum

Deborah Westmancoat is a contemporary painter based in Somerset. Samples of site and weather specific waters – flood, rain,... Read more

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