Exhibitions & Events in 2021

See opening times on the visit us page.

In addition to our permanent displays and exhibits, we run a range of special exhibitions and other interesting events throughout the year.

Note: All Exhibitions and Events for 2021 will comply with all of the UK Government’s guidelines and restrictions on Covid that are in place at the time.

Current Exhibition 

Mystery, Myth and Magic

2nd September to 30th October.

A chance to discover the weird and wonderful stories that make us wonder at the mysteries of life!

Planned Exhibitions and Events 2021.

Heritage Open Days 2021

25th August to 19th September.

Spend some time using your powers of observation around Crewkerne to match the old venues selling food with the buildings today. Discover where you can buy foods today.

Collect the Quiz from the museum, available from the Wednesday 25th August and enjoy the fun of scoring as many points as you can before handing in your entry by the 19th September and maybe WIN A PRIZE.

Local food outlets and related businesses have sponsored this Event.

A big THANK YOU to all the local businesses that have contributed to the prizes for the quiz.

Barrett Bros., The Crooked Swan, The Burger Shed@Bilby’s, Bilby’s Coffee shop, Bar 5 Cantina, Oscars Wine Bar and Pinky Promised Parlour.

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NOTE:  Some of our organised events have limited spaces available and are ticketed with a small charge. Booking is required, so please obtain your tickets in advance from the Museum.

Check out the Museum News page for other postings and updates.

Special Exhibitions – 2021.

Opening Soon!

Art Exhibition by Anna Novy.

This popular local Artist will hold a one-woman exhibition 20th September to 9th October 2021.

Art in the Museum.

November 8th to November 27th 2021.

Monday to Saturday – 11:00am to 2:00pm.

We are please to bring this popular event back to the Museum this year.

More information to follow shortly!

An exhibition of art and craft ranging over many skills – paintings, textiles, woodwork, jewellery and pottery. Something for every pocket. Prospective exhibitors are now welcome to apply email crewkernemuseum@hotmail.co.uk for details.

Our Past shaping our future
4th April to 20th June – cancelled

The exhibition looks at why a museum was set up 20 years ago, tracing the events at the Museum and Heritage Centre over the years and questioning the place of museums in the future. Visitors are invited to offer their comments on what they expect from a museum and heritage centre.


A snapshot of Crewkerne through 150 years
27th June to 5th September – cancelled

Since the days of horses as the main form of transport in the 1800s Crewkerne has changed. The exhibition examines through photographs, maps, documents and oral history these changes. Visitors can see how people lived, were educated, what they wore, ate and where they may have worked. The museum collection will be used to illustrate the stories. There will be activities for children to help them experience historical ways of life.


Alison Mitchell & Karen Dupe exhibition in aid of the Woodlands Trust
1st August to 22nd August 2020 – cancelled

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The Hidden Collection
12th September to 31st October – cancelled

Volunteer’s choice, following on from last years success more exhibits from our archives 


Art in the Museum
8th November to 27th November, 11am – 2pm daily (except Sundays)

An exhibition of art and craft ranging over many skills – paintings, textiles, woodwork, jewellery and pottery. Something for every pocket. Exhibitors are welcome to apply from now.

Plan of Events by Month for 2022
January 2022
February 2022
March 2022

Wednesday 11th at 2:00pm  – Friends Talks and teas. Tickets cost £4.  Due to capacity restraints this is a limited numbers event.

April 2022

Saturday 2nd – Museum Opens for the season.

Saturday 2nd – Coffee Morning.

Exhibition “Our Past shaping our Future” opens. – cancelled

Wednesday 12th to Friday 15th – Free Easter Activities for Children (Children must be supervised by an accompanying and responsible adult).

May 2022

Saturday 7th – Coffee Morning.

Saturday

Saturday 30th 10:00am to 2:00pm – Finds day, Making Memories and Map Sale. – cancelled

The Finds Officer will attend the Heritage Centre to identify discovered objects for the public.

Recording memories – an opportunity for the public to bring photographs, documents, memories for the museum volunteers to either copy or receive into the collection. We especially need items from the 1940s onwards to ensure the continuing story of Crewkerne and district.

Map sale – a collection of large scale paper Ordnance Survey maps of South Somerset and West Dorset, early 20th century ( surplus to museum requirements) for sale.

June 2022

Saturday 4th – Coffee Morning.

July 2022

Saturday 2nd – Coffee Morning.

Saturday 18th

August 2022

Saturday 6th – Coffee Morning.

Saturday 1st to Saturday 22nd – Alison Mitchell and Karen Dupe exhibition in aid of the Woodlands Trust – cancelled

Special displays of old Crewkerne Industries, Glove making, brick making, shirt making, brewing and dairy.

Demonstrations of old craft skills, stone carving, wood carving, wood turning, thatching, twine & rope making, weaving spinning, leatherwork, dairy.

Modern Industry – displays by manufacturers currently working in Crewkerne.

Wednesday 26th – Demonstration by “Dawes Twineworks” – Have-a-go at making twine in front of the Town Hall throughout the day.

September 2022

Saturday 3rd – Coffee Morning.

Tuesday 8th at 10:00am – Guided Walk – “Industry, Schools and Church”. Tickets cost £4.  Due to capacity restraints this is a limited numbers event.

Friday 11th to Sunday 20th – Heritage Open days film event during normal opening times.

Saturday 12th – Special Exhibition “The Hidden Collection” opens

Friday 25th to Saturday 17th October – Local Artists Exhibition.

October 2022

Saturday 1st – Coffee Morning

Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th – Free Halloween activities for Children. (Children must be supervised by an accompanying and responsible adult.)

Saturday 29th – Main Museum closes for the season.

November 2022

Saturday 5th – Coffee Morning.

Saturday 5th to Saturday 26th – “Art in the Museum”

December 2022

Saturday 3rd – Coffee Morning