Autumn talks at the Museum of Somerset

THE autumn and winter talks programme at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton continues on Remembrance Day, 11th November, with Richard Cooper-Knight talking about the Commonwealth war graves of Somerset. Richard published Death and Service which explores some of the stories behind the 800 First World War graves found across the county.

Somerset Wildlife Trust’s coastal ambassador Nigel Phillips will conclude the programme on 9th December. Nigel has published a new book, The Nature of Somerset’s Coast, and he will talk about coastal landscapes, wildlife and geology and share some of his photographs.

Operations manager Susie Simmons says: “We welcomed more than 10,000 visitors to the museum during the summer holidays and we’re looking forward to a busy autumn and winter. As well as a fantastic programme of talks there’s lots more to look forward to including October half term and a new exhibition. And, of course, Santa will be in his almshouse grotto!”

Evening lectures begin at 7.30pm and are available to join in person at the museum or online via Zoom. Talk and Tea events start at 2.30 pm. Booking is required for all events via