Crewkerne & District Museum

News & Events - 2017

Opening Times (2017)

Open 1st April to the 28th October

Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

10 am - 4 pm


10 am - 1pm



We have a new book for sale.

'Crewkerne Architecture - Commerce the Economic Driver'

by Peter Wingrave


The book tells of the development of the town through its architecture and is beautifully illustrated with both colour and black and white photographs.

Cost £7.50p

(For sale at the museum and the Local Information Centre in the Town Hall).



Art Exhibition 2017


A very big thankyou to all who supported the recent Art Exhibition either by exhibiting or coming to the museum. It has been a very successful enterprise this year, thanks to you all.


The Museum is now closed for the winter (except for the monthly coffee mornings and other events).


We open in March; our first exhibition is about farming near Crewkerne, in the past and present.


We hope to see you in 2018!



Ashlands First School Year 1 to 2 children visited the museum recently. They were learning about Victorian toys and had a lovely time playing with hoops, bagatelle, skittles and lots more. They also dressed in Victorian costume and looked at photographs of Crewkerne during that period

Why not visit the museum to see some of the stories about Victorian Crewkerne?


Programme 2017

Talks & teas

6th December John Smith 'The Roman Army'

24th January Tracey from AE Stoodley & Sons

'History of Funerals'


Coffee Mornings are held on the first Saturday of each month. Cake stall and 100 Club Draw.



The museum now has a lending library, situated on the landing, of local material. This is available to the public at no cost and visitors are asked to record loans. Much of the material for the library was donated by the Andrew family. In recognition of the work carried out towards the success of the museum by Simon and Sylvia Andrew, the meeting room has now been renamed the Andrew Room.




100 CLUB

The 100 Club is proving to be a successful way of replacing our lack of grant support.  This year we have raised £1200 for funds.

If you would like to support the Museum and Heritage Centre in this simple way please fill in the form on the link below and include a cheque for £24 to buy your number and a chance at each monthly draw for the year.

The monthly Coffee morning (1st Saturday of each month), is a happy occasion with regulars and newcomers all welcome.  The cake stall is always popular and we have other events during the year. 

THE MUSEUM SHOP - We stock a good range gifts, books about Crewkerne and the local are as well as Crewkerne souvenirs. Why not come along and see for yourself?

You will be very welcome!

You may also email us at:.

The Museum

The strength of our centre is the volunteers who involve themselves in the wide range of activities. From cleaning to collection, gardening to group visits, special events to spectacular exhibitions there is something to suit most people of all ages at Crewkerne & District Museum and Heritage Centre,


Thanks to all the supporters of the Crewkerne & District Heritage Centre 100 Club we have raised over £1200 for funds this year, and made many members happy with their monthly prizes!

Now is the time to consider joining the 100 Club for the next year December 2016 - November 2017.. A number costs £24 which gives the owner entry to each monthly draw. There are three bigger prize draws in December, April and August and the other months give out at least 6 prizes. Half of the income goes to support the Heritage Centre which houses the museum, research facilities and meeting room.


The Friends organise a monthly Coffee morning on the first Saturday of each month when the draw is made. This is also a social occasion open to all when cakes may be bought and other special events held. Grant funding continues to fall from South Somerset District Council so we need to increase the funds to maintain the service that we have always given.
So, if you wish to support the centre, this is a simple way to do so. Forms are available at the museum or can be downloaded from this site.



Barbara Hollingworth Chairman 279727

Pat Parsons Treasurer 76604

Rosemary Prince (Secretary) 74290

Helen Johnson Membership Secretary 76909

Pat Loader 271271 Janet Carter

Linda West 78836

Newsletter Editor Pat Parsons

'A big thank you to all who supported the various Friends' activities in 2016, in many different ways. We look forward to welcoming you to the museum in 2017.