‘uncovering yesterday’s heritage, history and hidden stories’
Memories of children evacuated to Chard during World War 2
As a youngster what must it have been like to be transported away from your Mum and close family. Your Dad was probably serving in the forces, and here you are stuck in the country in Chard.
Here is an interactive programme sharing some of the experiences of those youngsters who arrived in Chard.
Blue Plaque Walk around Chard: Combine a healthy walk with an understanding of local landmarks
The Museum is the heart of myths, hidden stories and artefacts that help us learn from, and about the history of Chard and its surrounding community.
There are many other historical landmarks in the town. The Blue Plaque walk helps the local community and visitors to trace these landmarks.
Wonders of Chard Museum
If you have visited Chard Museum or are planning a visit, you will be given an opportunity to select your favourite artefact.
You can then share with us, why you selected that specific object and what makes it significant to you. We have provided some examples that our volunteers have shared with us.
My Home Is My Museum
If you’re off school, or working on a project now that you are back at school, and are aged between 4 and 14 years old, we’d love you to create your own exhibition or gallery of objects or artworks that inspire, or mean a lot to you!
Get creative and tell us your stories!
Chard Remembers: Share your Pandemic experiences
Life is completely different for all of us. How we live, work, shop and interact is radically different and we want to ensure that this is reflected in our archived collections.
Chard Museum is launching a project asking people to share their experiences and memories of the coronavirus pandemic.
Know Your Place
Know Your Place is a digital heritage mapping resource to help you to explore your neighbourhood online through historic maps, collections and linked information.
This activity will show how to search for old and modern maps of buildings and properties across the South West