Offering an exciting all year round programme, Somerset has something for everyone with events ranging from literature, art and sport to historical re-enactments, balloon festival, music festivals and country shows. The choice is yours.
Visit Somerset in November and you could witness the largest illuminated carnival in Europe, at Bridgwater - hundreds of 'carts' ablaze with colour and alive with music.
Somerset is also famous for producing amazing food and drink. Throughout the year there are plenty of opportunities for food lovers to sample these tasty treats at numerous food and drink festivals and events.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset is a pioneering world-class gallery and multi-purpose arts centre, which acts as a destination for experiencing art, architecture and the remarkable Somerset landscape through new and innovative exhibitions of contemporary art. A landscaped garden, designed for the gallery by internationally renowned landscape architect Piet Oudolf, includes a 1.5 acre perennial meadow, which sits behind the gallery buildings.
On-site restaurant, the Roth Bar & Grill, serves seasonal, locally sourced produce, and includes a site-specific bar created by Björn and Oddur Roth, the son and grandson of artist Dieter Roth.
The centre is open with free admission to the public, six days per week, throughout the year.
25 Jan – 4 May 2020
The Stillness of Life’ is a focused presentation of over 70 landscape photographs, mapping Sir Don McCullin CBE’s intimate relationship with the local landscape of Somerset and continued passion for global travel since the 60s. Regarded as one of the most accomplished war photographers of recent times, McCullin has spent the last six decades travelling to remote locations and witnessing harrowing scenes of conflict and destruction.
Having been evacuated to the safety of Somerset during the Blitz, McCullin has had a lifelong connection with the open farmland and hill country of the South West, feeling at peace within the solitude of the expansive landscape.
East Lambrook Manor Gardens
Festival of Snowdrops
Throughout February East Lambrook Manor Gardens is celebrating the snowdrop with its second Festival of Snowdrops, an opportunity to see spectacular snowdrops in the garden together with additional displays showcasing many of the 150 varieties grown. With garden tours, snowdrop sculptures, an exhibition of snowdrop portraits and snowdrops for sale.
Local Arts & Crafts - open for visitors
Nestling in the heart of the Somerset Levels, the 80 acres of willow provide the raw material for our craftsmen to weave...
Well-known Somerset pottery with modern gallery selling ceramics, sculpture and paintings.
Glass blowing by one of the country's best known glass makers.