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Community events and activities

We are always pleased to welcome groups to the Somerset Earth Science Centre for educational or community events. You can enjoy full use of the Centre building, grass picnic area, lake and woodlands with space for up to 100 people inside and out.

Groups that have used our facilities for community events include; Somerset Wildlife Trust, local Cub scouts Pack , Environmental Partnership Award and Shepton Mallet Autism Support Group, Yoga Retreats and many more.

The Centre is used as a venue for a variety of recreational activities, including yoga, knit and natter, spinning and willow weaving, or wildlife workshops. We host one-off and regular events throughout the year, helping to bring the community together and support social health and wellbeing.  See our events below.  We are always happy to consider adding new activities, lectures and workshops to our calendar. Please contact us to find out more, or if you would like us to host a community event. 

WHAT'S ON.....


Evening Lecture: Friday 22nd Sept 6.30-8.30pm

Brownes' Hole Cave and the Pleistocene finds from the Cave.

A lecture by Andrew Edwards, joint event with Frome Museum.

Discover the hidden story of the human and mammal bones first discovered in the 1947, by Patrick Browne.

Admission £3, book:

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Tuesdays  5.30-6.30pm £8 per class pay as you go or £40 six weeks. Contact Lisa for details and to book.



SPINNING & Knit & Natter Monthly Meetups

Informal sessions on spinning with wool, dyeing, felting and other things woolly! Bring your own spinning wheel.

First Saturday of each month 10.30am-3pm

Contact for more details and to book


WILDLIFE WATCH - SWT Family Wildlife Club

Next Event - Programme paused for a while due to staff resources please

Contact to subscribe to list.


Autumn Open Day at the SESC - Mendip Rocks

Sat 21st October 11am-3.30pm

Come and see our amazing collection of rocks, fossils and minerals

Ask an Expert - bring in your specimens to identify.

Family fossil fun, pocket money fossils, tea and cake by the lake.

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