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The Wyndham Hall Open Day

17 September, 2022 @ 10:00 - 16:00

As many members are aware, the Wyndham Hall was built in 1927 and has hardly changed in the last 100 years. The hall is now back with SANHS and at the beginning of a journey to repair the building for use as a lecture hall and independent cinema. The building will be open for viewing and events during the Heritage Open Days 10am – 4pm.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, formerly a patron of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society. With respect for the late Queen and Royal Family we will now be running a scaled down series of events at the Wyndham hall for Heritage Open Days. Please see the poster below.

This is a Free event, but donations are greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate, there will be a donations box on site or go to the SANHS website and use the Donate button.

We suggest a donation of £5 or more.



17 September, 2022
10:00 - 16:00



Wyndham Hall
Castle Green
Taunton, Somerset United Kingdom
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Events are graded from 1-4 in difficulty. The grading is found in the event description in the calendar on this page. Keep in mind that a change in weather conditions can make a walk more difficult than anticipated. All walks and activities demand a basic level of fitness, suitable footwear and waterproof clothing.

1 Easy – generally even ground with a few gentle slopes; no special fitness needed.  Comfortable footwear required.

2 Moderate – for reasonably fit people, may include unsurfaced rural paths and tracks, moderate slopes, uneven surfaces, steps and stiles. Walking shoes/boots required.

3 Strenuous – for fit, experienced walkers, will include hills, uneven surfaces, tracks and may include muddy terrain. Walking boots and waterproof clothing are essential.

4 Confined spaces – including caves and attics. Locations may be dusty, slippery and dark.

Activity leaders carry out a risk assessment beforehand. Participants are required to provide emergency contact details before taking part in an activity – this information is destroyed by the group leader after the activity has taken place.