Museum hosts film night in the Great Hall

As part of the UK’s annual ‘Museums at Night’, the Museum of Somerset will screen the 2013 Oscar-nominated ‘Philomena’ next week.

The film will be shown in the museum’s Great Hall on Thursday 15 May at 8pm. Tickets are £5 and are available from the museum.

The film stars Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and tells the true story of Philomena Lee’s 50-year-long search for her son. It is based on the book The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by journalist Martin Sixsmith.

Although this is the first time a contemporary film has been screened at the museum, the Great Hall traditionally hosted grand gatherings for the people of Somerset.

Cllr David Hall, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Heritage Services, said: “This is an opportunity for visitors to enjoy a memorable evening in one of Somerset’s most historically significant buildings. The museum continues to develop its events programme and hopes to make film showings a recurring feature.”

Booking is advisable. To book, or for further information, call 01823 255088 or email