Friends of The Museum of Somerset (FOTMOS) 

UPDATED 14 September, 2022

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All talks start at 19:30. Non-members are welcome to join us – please email for details or write to FOTMOS, Park Field Cottage,
Chipley, Langford Budville, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0QU

September 20 (Museum) – Andrew Powell-Thomas – The Taunton Stop Line

October 6 (Great Hall of the Museum of Somerset AND On-line at 19:30)


Old Worlds, New Worlds

Horton pic

a lecture by
Professor Mark Horton


Discover the West Country’s contribution to the Settlement of North America. Professor Horton will be familiar to many in the UK for his expert and enthusiastic television presentations.
Tickets can be booked from (£12.50).
All proceeds are donated by FOTMOS to The Museum of Somerset.

October 18 (Museum) – Dr. Andy Moir – Dendrology

November 15 (Zoom) – James Bond – The Knights Templar


January 17 (Zoom) – Tom Mayberry – A Fair Domain: The Bishop of Winchester and Taunton

February 21 (Zoom) – Ken Parsons – Throwing light on the Dark Ages in Somerset

March 21 (Museum) – Catherine Ross – From Sorcery to Supercomputers

April 18 –

May 16 (Museum) – Charlotte Coles – Tombs, Headstones and Graves: Understanding churchyards and burial monuments

June 20 (Museum) – Colin Millett – The History of Royal Worcester

July 18 (Museum) – Brian Wright – The Hare in Nature, History and Folklore

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The Friends of The Museum of Somerset

is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) that brings together people who are passionate about Somerset’s past and future. If you love museums and care about Somerset’s rich heritage we want you to join us.

The Friends meet regularly throughout the year to enjoy illustrated talks, outings and social events as well as working on specific projects. Members receive a regular newsletter.

Our aims are to:

• further the education of the public by promotion, support, assistance and improvement of the Museum through the activities of a group of Friends
• encourage, promote and assist the formation and development of a group of Friends of the Museum
• further the charitable purposes of the Museum and encourage the development of the facilities which it affords
• engage in, support and co-ordinate research, publishing, education, advertising and other charitable work
• make the individual skills of its members available to the Museum and assist the staff with voluntary help

The Friends help the Museum in a number of ways, including helping with their collections, supporting and co-ordinating research, raising funds for special projects and improving access to the collections.