We tell the story of Bruton’s past and present through the display of artefacts from the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon and medieval times, along with more contemporary displays. Domestic objects, 20th century shoes, the unique sculptures of WWII German refugee, Ernst Blensdorf and the writing desk used by the American writer John Steinbeck, who lived in Bruton in 1959, are highlights.
We also represent our community in our changing display CASESPACE, where we show contemporary art and collections.
Open weekdays 11am to 1pm
Saturday 11am to 3pm
Closed public holidays
The current Casespace exhibition is a collection of contemporary bricolage and drawings by artist Alexandra Drysdale.
What’s bricolage, you ask? It’s the creation or construction from a diverse range of available things, the process of improvisation in a human endeavour. The objects on display combine original and traditional techniques of art and craft, but are not easy to categorise.
The exhibition forms part of the Casespace series, showcasing works by artists who live nearby, and as Alexandra is currently Artist-in-Residence at Bruton School for Girls, who better to have her works displayed. Alexandra has been exhibiting her work in the UK and abroad for over twenty years, and is also an accredited Art History lecturer for the Arts Society.
Alexandra’s Casespace will run until the end of January. Entry is free and the Museum is open Mon-Fri 11am to 1pm, Sat until 3pm.