Somerset

Properties and events in Somerset

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"Real Tennis, Mr Sadler's Balloon, The Hereford Chicken - and other stories from the Museum of Bath at Work"

Julian Road, museum of bath at work, julian road, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2RH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Local historian Ann Cullis will reveal some of the fascinating tales associated with the unique and historic building occupied by the Museum of Bath at Work - built originally as Real tennis court in 1777.

Albert Mill Keynsham

Albert Mill, Dapps Hill, Albert Mill, Keynsham, Somerset, BS31 1UL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Albert Mill, now a private residence, dates from 1700. Explore its history with a timeline, original pieces of machinery and a special photographic display. There will be people on hand to answer questions, a quiz for children and refreshments.

All Saints Church

All Saints Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 2NL
In person
Pre-booking not required

All Saints in Weston-super-Mare is the product of a nation’s re-awakened interest in pre-Reformation church architecture and sacramental devotion.

American Museum & Gardens

Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath, Somerset, BA2 7BD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Incredible gardens, museum of American arts & heritage, interactive exhibition, shop, play area, American Garden Deli with valley view terrace.

Bath Elim Church: Past, Present & Beyond

Charlotte Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 2ND
In person
Pre-booking not required

Come and explore the rich history of our church and our mission to serve the community. Join us as we reflect and celebrate. Whether you're captivated by history, seeking inspiration, or simply curious about the story of the church.

Bath Jewish Burial Ground

Greendown Place, Bradford Road, Combe Down, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5DD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this beautiful cemetery, resting place of Bath's Jewish community in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Experience its peaceful atmosphere, and learn about the lives of the people buried here who came to this country from so many places.

Behind the scenes tour of Frome Museum

Frome Museum, 1 North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AT
In person
Pre-booking required

On the ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of Frome Museum you will visit the vaulted basements in Bridge Street, the ‘cantilever’ staircase in the main entrance, the lower and upper exhibition Galleries, the Library and Collections Room.

Bell Ringing at St John's

Church Square, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 2HX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Wednesday 11th September 7.30pm - 9.00pm Bell ringing practice.

Blakehay Theatre

20 Wadham Street, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1JZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Step back in time at the Blakehay Theatre - an intimate venue at the heart of Weston's cultural life that is more than a theatre. Originally a church dating back to the 1850s, our theatre holds a fascinating past.

Bridgwater Baptist Church, St Mary's Street Bridgwater

Bridgwater Baptist Church, St Mary's Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EQ
In person
Pre-booking not required

WW1 memorial and Roll of Honour. Church history and archives enabling you to trace your ancestors. Prayer space, poetry written and performed by our Church poet, user group information point, renovated premises tour with cellar cafe.

Carhampton Church Tower

St John the Baptist Church, Main Road, Carhampton, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 6NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Climb the spiral staircase up the church tower to see where ringing takes place, the bells and the extensive views from the top.

Chard Carnival Street Fayre

Holyrood Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2AH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Chard Carnival Street Fayre will stretch the length of Holyrood Street with over 60 stalls selling lots of local produce and gifts and Entertainment, there will also be lots of information stalls and access to the historic walks from the museum.

Church Tower Tours: Climb 100 steps and take in the view!

Church Square, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 2HX
In person
Pre-booking not required

Church Tower Tours: Climb 100 steps and take in the view! Saturday 7th September 2pm-5pm

City of Wells Almshouses

City of Wells Almshouses, Bubwith almshouses Off Priest Row, Wells BA52QE, And Llewellyns almshouses Priest Row WElls BA52PZ, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2QE
In person
Pre-booking not required

Medieval almshouses with stunning gardens, a working chapel and the original Guild Hall of the city. Delicious home-baked refreshments and light lunches served all day and live music between 1400 and 1500. Free Trishaw rides into Wells available

Dawe's Twineworks

Dawe's Twineworks, 94A High Street, West Coker, Yeovil, Somerset, BA229AU
In person
Pre-booking not required

Dawe's Twineworks, West Coker, celebrates the former flax and hemp industries of south Somerset and west Dorset which flourished in the age of sail. It is now the only surviving Victorian Twineworks in the UK - and it works.

Discovering the Romans

Roman Baths Clore Learning Centre, Swallow Street, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1RB
In person
Pre-booking required

Through fun activities, crafts and crazy rituals, uncover what it was like to live in Bath 2000 years ago. Discover the people who lived in and travelled to Aquae Sulis and how they spent their time.

Downside Abbey and Monastery Gardens

Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 4RH
In person
Pre-booking not required

Downside Abbey is one of the architectural and historical gems of Somerset. We are offering two free guided tours. 1) The abbey church and monastic cemetery 2) The private monastery gardens.

Eyre Chantry Chapel

Perrymead Cemetery, Popes Walk, Bath, Somerset, BA2 5AZ
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Eyre Chapel is a gem of ecclesiastic Victorian architecture.

FleeceFest @Red Brick Building

The Red Brick Building, Morland Road, Morlands Enterprise Park, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 9FT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Join us for FleeceFest, an afternoon of music, craft, food, creativity and getting involved at the Red Brick Building. This event has been co-created by some brilliant and inspiring young people and there's something for everyone!

Frome Town Crier Talk

1 North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AT
In person
Pre-booking required

Mike Bishop, Frome Town Crier for over 17 years, will be talking at Frome Museum on the history, duties and role of the town crier. Mike will also speak on the many town crier competitions he took part in.