TWO of Somerset’s best-known institutions will be celebrated at Somerset Rural Life Museum this year.

In April the museum will open an exhibition of photographs documenting 20 years of the Glastonbury Festival and in July it will highlight the work of the Royal Bath and West Society.

Music, Mud, Mayhem: Photographing Glastonbury Festival brings together images of the iconic festival during the years from 1997 to the present day.

The images have been captured by the Somerset-based photographer Jason Bryant who has chosen his personal favourites for this special exhibition marking the festival’s anniversary. It runs from April 4 until June 28.

Jason Bryant said: “The images capture the crowds and the spectacle as well as the generosity and positivity which are so characteristic of the festival.”

The Bath and West: A Celebration has been created in partnership with the Royal Bath and West Society. It will showcase the remarkable contribution the society has made to the development of farming and the rural economy. It will also provide an insight into the society’s wide-ranging history and the challenges it has faced over more than two centuries of existence. The exhibition runs from July 25 until November 7.

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