Have you ever wondered where objects are stored? Visit by appointment to see anything from gloves, industrial machinery and paintings, to poison bottles and guns.
Telling the story of Yeovil and South Somerset, CHAC gives you a rare opportunitiy to go behind the scenes and explore a museums stores.
Traditionally Yeovil has had a rich past of industry and has an important role to play in the history of South Somerset. CHACs collections reflect this and range from an extensive photo archive, local history, archaeology and even an internationally significant firearms collection.
Did You Know?That a rare gold bronze age torc was found in Yeovil in 1909? It is now on display at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton.
Don't Miss!A collection of football memorabilia relating to the 'Giant Slayers', Yeovil Football Club. The club takes its nickname 'the Glovers' from the local gloving industry.
To commemorate the centenary of The First World War, a talk relating to life in Yeovil between 1914 and 1918 will be given by Heritage Information Assistant Joseph Lewis.
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CHAC offers guided tours of the facility for small school groups (15 max) and special interest groups. It also provides loans of historical items, costumes and replicas for schools. Please contact CHAC for more information.
CHAC can assist researchers with enquiries about the collection, local history and family history. It has a research room which can be booked by appointment, with items being brought from the stores to be viewed. It also provides an identification service of archaeological items found by the public via the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Please contact the Museum for more information.
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CHAC has a meeting room with AV equipment available to hire during working hours for meetings, workshops and events. To enquire about using the space contact CHAC for more information.