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walks

 

Chard Museum has rejuvenated two main walks that take in the richness of the  history of Chard. Refer to the bottom of this page for how to join the walk.

Tours are led by local historians and residents and all Guides are trained to ensure visitor safety. Tours for small groups (minimum of 5) can be arranged by emailing info@chardmuseum.co.uk or by phoning 01460 65091.

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.

This walk takes approximately 60 minutes. It finishes at Chard Museum
where refreshments are provided. Refreshments are included within the
Booking fee. Booking is required. £8 / adult including a 20% discount on
Museum entrance.

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The Lace Riots Walk:

During the Lace Riot Walk we will trace the main events that took place during the hot summer month of August 1842, when the workers from all four lace mills walked out on strike. The walk takes 45 minutes and we visit 7 significant points of interest considering the grievances and working conditions of the workers and how the town authorities reacted to an increasingly hostile situation. The walk takes place around the streets of Chard and is mostly on the flat.

This walk takes approximately 45 minutes. Booking is required £8 per adult which includes 20% discount on Museum entry.

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The Guildhall Walk

A tour of the Guildhall has been piloted and will be available to the public in May 2024. Copies of the tour will be available in Chard Guildhall and Chard Museum.

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