Castle Cary and District Museum, Castle Cary, Somerset
What better place for Castle Cary and District Museum than in the Market House right in the middle of town, reached via a stone spiral staircase. The collections are displayed over two floors and are just the kind of thing you’d expect to find in a local museum - geological finds, industrial and agricultural history, notable residents, and a very unique exhibition about horse hair weaving. That was a big thing in Castle Cary in the 19th century - in fact the town is home to the only remaining horse hair weaving factory in Britain and one of only two in the world! How’s that for a claim to fame!
So, if you want to see a root crop chopper, a three cradled iron, a bully beef can opener or a two handled knife for slicing through manure, here’s your chance.
Open: April to October Mon-Fri 10.30am-12.30pm and 2.00pm-4.00pm
T: 01963 350680 All information correct at the time of writing