Museum artefacts include remnants of the former Abbey, a wheeled 19th century funeral bier, old church books and 450 years of parish records available for genealogical research.
Bruton¡¯s history includes a Roman Temple, the silk industry which flourished 200 years ago and the development of the railways in the area.
There are photographs of the changing face of the town including the havoc caused by the River Brue's flash floods. These were a constant threat until the 1984 flood prevention scheme which is explained in a video.
A replica of a Saxon sword found during the dam building is on display. There is also an electric
train which will interest the children.
Entry is free, from the High Street by the Community Office.
OPEN: All year, weekday mornings: 10am - 12pm
April to September: Saturdays: 11am - 12.30pm,
Sundays: 2.30pm - 4.30pm and by appointment via the Community Office ¢Ï 01749 812851
Small shop selling local goods from the farm near buy. Sells organic produce with low transport miles. Also a butchers, fresh organic local meat available. Friendly staff. Delicious hot take-away style snacks there.
What to buy: Produce from the local farm which is sold in the shop. Organic yoghurt, meat, hot/cold snack, frech organic fruit.
What to pay: Not more than ten pounds, it you are only buying a basketfull. Depends on how much you intend to buy really.