A MUSEUM in South Somerset is set to re-open next week.

Chard Museum has announced it will open for online booked tours from Thursday, June 17.

It will then open to general visitors from Wednesday, June 30.

However, there will still be online bookings for those who would like to visit as a small group and have a tour.

To support guests in 2021, the museum will also not charge an entrance fee - however, they will encourage donations or ask you to become a member of Chard Museum.

The museum is also hosting an event on Saturday, July 10.

Historian, Andrew Powell-Thomas, author of The West Country’s Last Line of Defence Taunton Stop Line present the story of the Taunton Stop Line.

Once the museum opens on June 30, guests will be able to visit during July, August and September on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Friday from 10am until 3.30pm.

Chard Museum opened in 1970 and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020.

The basis of the collection dates from around 1880 when Arthur Hull, one of the Chard Five collected ‘curiosities’. He left these to the town and in 1917 and they returned to the new museum in 1970.