Libraries and archives in Somerset

Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green
Wells BA5 2UE

The present cathedral building was begun around 1175. It is one of the most impressive of the English cathedrals and has survived eight centuries with all its associated buildings still around it - the chapter house, vicars' hall, the cloisters and the unique vicars' close.

West Somerset Rural Life Museum

The Old School, Allerford
Minehead TA24 8HN

The Rural Life Museum is housed in the old Village School leased from the National Trust. It was a school from 1821 to 1981 and opened as the Rural Life Museum in 1983.