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Wild Hares and Hummingbirds - Exhibition at the Museum of Somerset

In a nutshell

Discover more about the natural world at this brilliant hands-on exhibition for families at the Museum of Somerset from 20th July until 26th October 2019.

Taking place at

The Museum of Somerset Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA

Contact details

Tel: 01823 255088

Wild Hares and Hummingbirds - Exhibition at the Museum of Somerset details...

Open 20 Jul - 26 Oct

Don’t miss this wonderfully child-friendly new exhibition at the Museum of Somerset in Taunton. It’s a lovely way to encourage all ages to learn about and engage with the animals, birds and plants that surround us. The hands-on exhibition is based on Stephen Moss’s book Wild Hares and Hummingbirds: The Natural History of an English Village.

So take the children to enjoy a variety of interactive activities as they follow the changing seasons. Find out about the insects, baby birds and wild flowers of summer and view the residents of the bug hotel. Celebrate autumn by harvesting fungus on the mushroom mound and helping mini beasts and animals find shelter. Get cosy in winter sleep pods and imagine how it must be for creatures sheltering from the elements in winter. Listen to the song of the thrush or dress up as a wild hare.

Finally, look out for Wildlife Wednesdays for ages 3-11 years and other events linking to the exhibition (Wildlife Wednesdays cost £2 per child).

Exhibition tickets

£3 adults

£2 children

£10 families (2 adults and 3 children)

Free for under 3s

Please see the Museum of Somerset’s website to find out more.



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The Museum of Somerset


Enjoy a free kids day out discovering the history of Somerset at this child-friendly museum with trails and programme of family activities.


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