What's On

Artefacts from the Jurassic, Roman, Saxon and medieval times, and the beautiful Church of St Mary the Virgin are all part of our history. Agriculture, markets and mills brought prosperity; almshouses and great schools were founded. Then came toll-roads and railways. Artists and writers, notably Ernst Blensdorf and John Steinbeck worked here; and the changing exhibits witness Bruton’s continuing creativity.

• Monthly Casespace exhibitions of the work of local creative people.
• Changing exhibitions of local interest, such as Bruton residents’ involvement with World War I.
• Programme of winter talks on the second Thursday of the month, covering diverse subjects including architecture, gardens, falconry & hydrography!
• Summer visits to houses and gardens of interest such as Spargrove and Stavordale.

Casespace

Casespace is a museum case or two, sometimes a wall, where anything can be exhibited: it changes regularly. We have created displays of painting, sculpture, films, conceptual art, architectural plans and collections. Exhibitors must be Museum members. If you would like to exhibit and live locally please contact Jackie Brooks jackdawbrooks@gmail.com.

Next Casespace Exhibition:

INKFINGER

Please join us for the opening of Rupert Redway’s exhibition of satirical illustrations.

A regular contributor to Private Eye, he describes himself as a  “culturally itinerant, contentedly dull individual, happiest on my knees weeding whilst plugged into R4 LW’s Test Match Special. I adore old school washing up, birdwatching, walking (without paraphernalia) and dogs; ’Cartooning’ being a self-therapeutic scribbling displacement for my terminal butterfly mind, a mental ‘warm down’ after engaging in the above low level ‘skills”.

Casespace Private View Friday 1 June 2018  6pm
2 June - 31 August 2018

Visits

Our visits are open to members only and have included trips to Spargrove, Stavordale Priory gardens and many other local sites of absorbing interest.

Oral History Project

Please contact Tricia Rawlingson Plant on tricia@millonthebrue.co.uk

Talks

In winter we have a variety of talks on subjects as diverse as falconry, local history, hydrography, editing and metal detecting.

Children

We are hoping to complete our model railway soon! This will have interactive buttons to send the 00 Gauge trains on their journey from Cole to Bruton. A table and chairs are set up in the gallery with pens, paper and fun things for small people to enjoy.

Research

Our resources are available to the public by appointment: Parish records, information about the collection and specific areas of interest can be accessed. Contact Andrew Leach 01749 812 641 or Jackie Brooks 07973 745 815 for more information.