Museums and cultural

Museums and cultural properties, the county has numerous museums, including those of Bath American Museum in Britain, the Building of Bath Museum, the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, the Jane Austen Center and the Roman baths. Other tourist attractions that reflect the cultural heritage of Somerset include the Claverton Pumping Station, the Dunster Working Watermill, the Fleet Air Arm Museum (RNAS Yeovilton, Yeovil), Nunney Castle, The Helicopter Museum (Weston-super-Mare), the King John’s Hunting Lodge (Axbridge), the Radstock Museum, Somerset County Museum (Taunton), Somerset Rural Life Museum (Glastonbury) and Westonzoyland Pumping Station Museum.Somerset has 11,500 listed monuments, 523 scheduled monuments, 192 conservation areas, 41 parks and gardens including Barrington Court, Holnicote Estate, Prior Park Landscape Garden-Garden and Tintinhull, 36 sites and 19 Espa ol Heritage properties the National Trust, as Clevedon Court, Fyne Court, Montacute House, Tyntesfield and Stembridge Tower Mill, the last working windmill with a thatched roof that exists in England. Other historic houses, private property or used for other purposes include Halswell House and Marston Bigot. The towers of medieval churches make a distinguished contribution to the architecture of the county. Simon Jenkins wrote about it: “These structures, their buttresses, tracery and crowns, are beside the alabaster of Nottinghamshire’s finest contributions to medieval England.”