Museum of Somerset
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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: The Frome Hoard of Roman coins
As a part of the Museum of Somerset you can visit the Somerset Military Museum.
Some of the most popular exhibits include the Frome Hoard, the largest single stash of Roman coins ever discovered in Britain, and the Low Ham mosaic, a Roman treasure dated from the 4th century. The mosaic is the oldest object in Britain to tell a complete story; in this case the tragic love story of Dido and Aeneas.
Taunton Castle was the scene of historical drama in the aftermath of Monmouth's Rebellion in 1685, when the infamous Judge Jeffreys' Bloody Assizes was held in the great hall here. The prisoners awaiting trial were held in the 13th century undercroft, where you can now visit the 'Rebellion' gallery and relive the events. The gallery has recreated a prison scene, where Monmouth's supporters await their fate and nooses hang ready to receive them.
About Museum of Somerset
Address: Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, England, TA1 4AA
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: The museum lies inside Taunton Castle. Entry is free. No parking onsite, but paid parking nearby. Taunton's park and ride buses stop 100 yards away.
Website: Museum of Somerset
Phone: 01823 255088
Photo Credit: By permission Museum of Somerset
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