24th October 2021

Easter Holidays at The Museum of Somerset

Watchet by Doris Hatt - young visitors are invited to create their own art works inspired by the artist’s colourful creations.

This Easter, families can celebrate the arrival of spring at The Museum of Somerset. Events during the two weeks include the ever-popular Easter Egg Trail and activities inspired by the new exhibition ‘A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt’.

Open until 29 June, ‘A Life in Colour’ explores the life and works of Somerset artist Doris Hatt (1890-1969). A socialist and feminist, whose remarkable life and work have remained surprisingly little known, Doris Hatt exhibited her work over five decades. There will also be opportunities to attend gallery tours running on 28 March and 27 April.

Site Manager Dan Broadbent said: “In this colourful exhibition, visitors can view portraiture, still-lifes and landscapes that were influenced by some of the great 20th-century artistic movements and find out more about a woman ahead of her time.”

The Museum is also holding two Family Fun Days inspired by Doris Hatt’s colourful creations. Young visitors can get creative painting their own still-lifes and use a projector to create larger-than-life artwork. These drop-in sessions are on 10 and 17 April from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm. The cost is £2 per child (ages 3–11).

The Museum’s Easter Egg Trail is back for the holidays! Children can follow the clues hidden around the Museum to win a chocolatey treat! Trails cost £1 per child.

In addition to its usual opening times, Tuesday to Saturday, the Museum will be open on Monday 8 April, Good Friday and Easter Monday for the holidays.

For more information visit www.museumofsomerset.org.uk or call 01823 255088.

The Museum of Somerset is part of The South West Heritage Trust, an independent charity that protects and celebrates Somerset and Devon’s rich heritage.