Chard and District Museum


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Godworthy House High Street
Chard
Somerset
TA20 1QL
England

  • Phone: 01460 65091

Chard Museum has displays illustrating the history of Chard and its surrounding area. Highlights include displays devoted to pioneers of powered flight (John Stringfellow) and the development of artificial limbs (James Gillingham). Other displays show rural crafts (blacksmith, wheelwright, cooper), local industries (lace-making, agricultural machinery) and social life (domestic and laundry exhibits). Most parts of the Museum are accessible to disabled visitors

Further information

Opening Hours:

May-October Mon-Fri 1000-1630 Closed: Sat, Sun November-April

Charges:

Adults : £2.50 Children : 50p Friends : Free

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Loan service
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits

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