Directions to the Somerset Heritage Centre

Our address is:

 

Somerset Heritage Centre

Brunel Way

Norton Fitzwarren

Taunton

TA2 6SF

By Train

 

There are regular trains along the Penzance/Plymouth to Glasgow/Dundee main line.  These usually travel through Bristol if coming from a northerly direction, and Exeter if coming from the South.

 

Buses to Norton Fitzwarren leave from a stop opposite Taunton Train Station.  The closest stop to the Somerset Heritage Centre is at the Cross Keys pub on the Minehead road. For more information, please see the Buses of Somerset website.

 

At the Cross Keys, take the footpath leading off the main road to the left, towards the newly built houses; this will bring you to the Langford Mead estate.  At the end of the footpath turn right towards a roundabout.  At the roundabout turn left.

 

From there, you will be able to see the Somerset Heritage Centre which is situated between Bookers and West County Feeds.  The bus journey will take around fifteen minutes, and the walk from the bus stop should take about ten minutes.

 

The Somerset Heritage Centre is around a 45 minute walk from the Taunton Train Station.  Leave the station and turn left, heading down Station Road.  (If you leave the station from the Ticket Office exit, it will be necessary to walk under the railway bridge).  Follow Station Road past Taunton Deane Council Offices and the swimming pool.  At a set of traffic lights the road will divide, go right onto Staplegrove Road passing North Town Primary School.  The road will eventually go over the railway, after a large roundabout; after this, turn left onto Bindon Road, just before John Packer's musical instrument shop.  Go all the way along this road.  At the traffic lights at the end, you will need to cross Silk Mills Road.  Nearly straight ahead is the Langford Mead estate.  After walking onto Great Western Way continue to the roundabout.  Turn left and the Somerset Heritage Centre will be visible, between Bookers and West Country Feeds.

 

By Bus

 

Taunton Bus Station is on Castle Way, next to Castle Green and the Museum of Somerset.  Please see the Buses of Somerset website for more information.  

 

The closest stop to the Somerset Heritage Centre is the Cross Keys pub on the Minehead road. At the Cross Keys, take the footpath leading off the main road to the left, towards the newly built houses; this will bring you to the Langford Mead estate.  At the end of the footpath turn right towards a roundabout.  At the roundabout turn left.  From there, you will be able to see the Somerset Heritage Centre which is situated between Bookers and West County Feeds.  The bus journey will take around fifteen minutes, and the walk from the bus stop should take about ten minutes.

 

By Car

 

The Somerset Heritage Centre has a large, free car park at the front of the main building, including three disabled parking spaces.  The postcode is TA2 6SF.  If this is not recognised by your SatNav (it is a relatively new postcode), please try TA2 6AB which will lead to the junction at the edge of the Langford Mead estate.

 

Taunton has two Park and Ride services at Somerset Gateway near Junction 25, and Silk Mills nearer Junction 26.  Please see the Buses of Somerset website for more information.  

 

From Junction 25 follow signs for the A358.  This will take you through a roundabout (keep left) and along the Toneway, a dual carriage way.  At roundabout take the third exit, over the Obridge Viaduct.  At the roundabout, take the first exit.  Follow the A358 and signs to Minehead; this will take you along Greenway Road and Staplegrove Road, continuing straight across a mini roundabout and a set of traffic lights.  At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Silk Mills Lane (A3065).  Turn right at the first set of traffic lights onto Great Western Way.  Continue to the roundabout and turn left.  The Somerset Heritage Centre will be visible to the left, between Bookers and West Country Feeds.  Take the first left onto Brunel Way.

 

From Junction 26, as you leave the motorway follow signs for the A38.  At the roundabout take the fourth exit towards Taunton.  Stay on this road until you reach Taunton, passing Rumwell, Stonegallows and the crematorium on the right.  At the roundabout, take the first exit onto Silk Mills Road (A3065).  Follow this road over a railway bridge, then turn left onto Great Western Way.  Continue to the roundabout and turn left.  The Somerset Heritage Centre will be visible to the left, between Bookers and West Country Feeds.  Take the first left onto Brunel Way.