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Somerset Cricket Museum

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Somerset Cricket Museum
7 Priory Avenue
Taunton
Somerset
England
TA1 1XX
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Somerset Cricket Museum is located in Taunton town centre in Somerset. It is a relatively small museum but houses a large number of exhibits devoted to the history of cricket with a particular emphasis on the history of Somerset County Cricket Club.

The building, which lies within the confines of the County Ground, is the Old Priory Barn, a Grade II* listed property, which is the only surviving building of an Augustinian Priory which stood on the site and was founded around 1115.  As well as covering the history of Somerset County Cricket Club History, the exhibits and displays feature Test match players such as Ian Botham and Marcus Trescothick and a wealth of other cricketing related memorabilia and artifacts

Due to the historic nature of the building during the recent renovation it was not possible to provide step free access to the upper floor of the museum. However plans are in place to photograph the exhibits that are located up there and to create an album detailing their content that visitors who are unable to manage the staircase can browse through. NB The staircase has wide treads with a shallow rise between each step and good handrails.

Located at the rear of the Museum is the workshop of Millichamp and Hall who are reknowned for their craftmanship in producing the finest handmade crickets bats.  If their workload is not too pressured, they are happy to spare a few moments to explain the stages of the process from raw material to finished product which can then be handled (see photo 7).


Heritage Facilities

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Arrival

  • Designated Disabled car parking (there is no designated parking on site but there are four designated bays (free of charge) situated a few hundred yards away in the public car park in Coal Orchard)
  • Hard surfaced car park (limited parking may be available within the cricket ground on non match days)
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access to entrance
  • Level/ramped wheelchair access into venue
  • Concessionary fee for wheelchair user (entrance free)
  • Concessionary fee for carer (entrance free for essential carers)
  • Easy access around ground floor/area of site

Toilets

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet/toilets (There are designated toilet facilities within the adjacent cricket ground during the season however they were closed on our researchers visit so we were unable to assess them)

Other

  • assistance dogs welcome
  • Special access to exhibits for visually impaired (tactiles tours could be arranged for groups with sufficient prior arrangement)