THE annual winter works programme at The Blake Museum in Bridgwater has begun.

It will be closed to the public until February 12, 2013, when its re-opening coincides with the school half-term week.

It will then remain open – one month earlier than usual. During the closure, the museum will be open for enquiries and research queries but people are requested to call on 01278-456127 first to make an appointment.

The museum will be undergoing some refurbishment work and it may not be possible to see people at short notice and it will be closed completely from the December 17 until January 5.