The top 10 Museums visited in Somerset according to Trip AdvisoR
1. The Roman Baths – The Roman Baths, at the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.
2. Fleet Air Arm Museum – Representing the Royal Navy In the Air. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum. In addition it houses the first British Concorde which you can go on board, view the cockpit and visit the award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience.
3. No.1 Royal Crescent – No. 1 Royal Crescent is a museum which has been decorated and furnished just as it might have been during the period 1776-1796. The rooms feature historic furniture, pictures and objects that reveal what life was like for Bath’s fashionable residents – both upstairs and downstairs.
4. The Museum Of Somerset – Set in the heart of Taunton, the Museum of Somerset lies within the 12th Century Taunton Castle and tells the county’s story from prehistoric times to the present day, using real objects, interactive games, eye-catching film projections and the words and voices of Somerset people, past and present.
5. Haynes International Motor Museum – The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest collection of the greatest cars from around the world with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from the dawn of motoring in the late 1800s through nostalgic classics of the 1950s and 1960s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls Royces to world renowned super cars like the Jaguar XJ220.
6. The Fashion Museum – The Fashion Museum Bath holds a world-class collection of contemporary and historic dress. It opened in the Assembly Rooms on 23 May 1963. It was founded by Doris Langley Moore, a designer, collector, writer and scholar, who gave her famous private collection of costume to the city of Bath.
7. The Holburne Museum – At the heart of the Holburne Museum is the collection of Sir William Holburne (1793-1874), fifth baronet of Menstrie. William seemed destined for a naval career but, following the death of his elder brother Francis, he inherited the family title and a modest fortune. He left the navy and embarked on an eighteen-month Grand Tour of Europe, visiting Italy, the Alps and the Netherlands. This sparked a life-long interest in art and his enthusiasm for collecting.
8. American Museum – The American Museum takes you on a journey through the history of America, from its early settlers to the twentieth century. With its remarkable collection of folk and decorative arts, the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions. The only museum of Americana outside the United States, it was founded to bring American history and cultures to the people of Britain and Europe.
9. Sally Lunn’s Museum – Sally Lunn’s is much more than a world famous tea and eating house in the centre of the wonderful city of Bath England. Our historic building is one of the oldest houses in Bath. Our kitchen museum shows the actual kitchen used by the legendary young Huguenot baker Sally Lunn in Georgian Bath to create the first Bath bun – an authentic regional speciality now known the world over.
10. The Helicopter Museum – The worlds largest dedicated helicopter museum. Over 80 displayed aircraft – interactive zone – film theatre. You will see the Queen’s Royal Flight, Bell UH-1H ‘Huey’, The helicopter world speed record holder, autogyros, Russian hind gunship and search and rescue helicopters.
When it’s time to eat, come by to The Duck at Burtle, Somerset’s hidden gem.
We are an award winning gastro-pub and Free House, quietly located in Burtle, on the beautiful Somerset Levels. Our dining experience is born from a passion to deliver honest, great tasting, homemade food with a warm and friendly service.
We have a large garden, free wifi and are dog and wheelchair friendly.
We also offer accommodation and a function room for weddings and private hire.
Open from 12 til Late 7 days a week with lunch served from 12-3, afternoon tea from 3-6 and dinner from 6-9.
Sunday Roast is served all day!
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Station Road, Burtle, Somerset, TA7 8NU