Somerset museum opens doors for season with brand new exhibits

PUBLISHED: 17:00 08 April 2017

Carnival Princess Eloise Sanways, chairman of trustees John Page and Axbridge town crier Nigel Scott at the opening of King John's Hunting Lodge Museum at Axbridge.

Carnival Princess Eloise Sanways, chairman of trustees John Page and Axbridge town crier Nigel Scott at the opening of King John's Hunting Lodge Museum at Axbridge.

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A museum set up in a centuries-old building has opened to the public for the season.

King John’s Hunting Lodge, in The Square, Axbridge, has reopened with new exhibits.

It is run by the Axbridge and District Museum Trust and offers a detailed look back at the town’s history.

Based in an early Tudor timber-framed wool merchant’s house from the 1500s, the museum offers guests an opportunity to take in the history of the building as well as the items inside.

People can look through 1,000 years of horse shoes or view wool seals which date back to the 15th century.

There is also a temporary exhibition on the Inns Of Axbridge, looking at the town’s watering holes.

King John’s Hunting Lodge Museum is open from 1-4pm everyday from now until October 31.

On the first Saturday of every month between April and December, the museum will be open from 11am until 1pm to run alongside the farmers’ market.

Entry is free for National Trust members and people under 16 years old. Tickets are £2.50 for adults.


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