Bridgwater is a market town located in the county of Somerset, situated on the edge of the Somerset Levels in a level, wooded area. Bridgwater enjoys a number of great attractions, including the Somerset Brick and Tile Museum, build on part of the former Barham Brothers site.
Other places of interest include a house on Blake Street (largely restored), which is believed to be the place of birth of the famous roundhead Robert Blake. The house was erected in the late 15th century and now stands as the Blake Museum and a Grade 2 listed building.
The Bridgwater Arts Centre, opened in 1946, was the first community arts centre opened within the UK and is a Grade 1 listed building in the architecturally protected Georgian Castle Street. Bridgwater has excellent transport links and a number of accommodation choices, ensuring you get the most possible from your stay.
Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 3DD (01278) 422700
Opened in 1946 by local patron of the Arts, Gwen Pollard; Bridgwater Arts Centre now provides the residents of Bridgwater and the surrounding area with high-quality theatre, arts and culture.
The Art Centre’s Gallery exhibits a varied programme of artwork while the theatre plays host to a variety of acts, musicals and film.