CREWKERNE and District Museum is opening an exhibition, 'Our World, Your Choice,”, on Saturday (June 25).

It will examine the issue of climate change and whether the way we lived in the past is relevant today.

Comparisons are made between the Make Do and Mend, rationing and Dig for Victory campaigns of the Second World War and current trends relating to use of energy, waste and the materials that we use.

Friends of Crewkerne and District Museum are able to attend a preview evening tomorrow (Friday, June24), when they can also hear a demonstration on 'Repurposing' by Ana Grand of Grand Designs in The George Precinct, Crewkerne.

To support the exhibition a range of workshops will be held for the public to enjoy.

The first led by local weaver Tony Smith on Monday, July 4, at 2pm, will give people the chance to hear about the story of wool and how it was used with the opportunity to have a go at spinning, carding and weaving.

On Saturday, July 9, local artist Lucy Hawkins will lead a workshop on creating collage using old photographs, paper memorabilia and paint.

Further workshops are planned and details are available on

Local businesses have not been left out and by Thursday, June 30, their contribution showing how they tackle the issues of waste, recycling and distribution will be displayed in an imaginative way in the Andrew Room at the Heritage Centre.

The Heritage Centre acquired funding from Museums South West and Arts Council England to support this event, which has enabled them to offer workshops at low cost, including a free place which can be applied for by email to

Alongside the exhibition the museum will be showing a display of artwork about Crewkerne by local artists, most of which are now in the museum collection.

Entry to the museum and exhibitions is free to all.