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Chard Museum


Opening hours

From Monday 2nd April 2012 until Saturday 3rd November 2012. It is open from 10.30 to 4.30, Monday to Friday and from 10.30 to 1.00 on Saturday.


Tel. 01460 650 91

Postcode TA20 1QB


Chard Museum is a registered charity (No. 270186) set up in 1970. It is managed by a group of Trustees who, like all the workers involved with the Museum, are unpaid volunteers. First registered under the Museums and Galleries Registration Scheme in 1990, it was awarded full Accreditation in April, 2006, one of the first volunteer-run museums in the South West to receive this recognition.

The Museum and Heritage Centre exhibitions have been expanded and improved steadily over the years and contain several collections of national importance including those of John Stringfellow (1799-1883), an early pioneer of powered flight, and James Gillingham (1839-1924) who was an important maker of artificial limbs.

The main new displays in 2012 feature the Diamond Jubilee, archive photographs and Chard Carnival . The carnival costumes have been used over a period of 35 years on several local circuits on both floats and by walking entries. They have become more impressive and elaborate in that time. The display is by courtesy of Doreen Toms.

Godworthy House, High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QB


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