Castle Cary Museum
Castle Cary Museum is located within the town's historic Market House, a distinctive Grade II listed building in the centre of Castle Cary and dating from 1855. The building was originally used to host the town's Market Traders and has recently been renovated.
The museum houses a large collection of historical and archaeological artifacts and information, and domestic and agricultural implements. An interesting display in the geology section shows that the part of Somerset the museum is in was once under the sea! Other displays include T. S. Donne's Rope and Twine Works; the life of diarist Revd. James Woodforde (author of The Diary of a Country Parson); Douglas Macmillan (the founder of Macmillan Cancer Support); and John Boyd's Horsehair Weaving factory.
The museum is funded almost entirely by voluntary contributions and staffed by volunteers. There is no entry fee but donations are welcome.
Address: Castle Cary Museum, 1st Floor, Market House, Market Place, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7AH
Telephone: 01963 350680
Email: Send email
Website: Castle Cary Museum
Directions from A303: Leave A303 at Wincanton exit, follow A371 Shepton Mallet/Castle Cary. Turn left after 6 miles, signed Castle Cary. Car park is at the bottom of the town behind the filling station.
Admission times: Generally open April - October (See website for exact dates). Monday to Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm and on Bank Holidays where possible. Saturdays 10.30am - 12.30pm.
Admission charge: None, but donations welcome
Toilets: None, but public convenience in car park
Refreshments: None, but cafes and pubs close by in main street
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