WORLD Hydrography Day 2017 came to the Museum of Somerset for a fun-filled day.

The free family event, which took place on June 1, was organised by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO), which is based on Creechbarrow Road, in partnership with the museum.

Interactive zones demonstrated to children and parents the impact of hydrography on everyday life.

There were fun experiments and augmented reality, giving visitors the chance to learn to how a hydrographic chart is created, how the sun helps port security, how billions of toys make it to the shelves and more.

A treasure hunt, cadets display, Lego boat building and a soft play area for little children was also part of the fun.

Alia Weir, head of Corporate and Marketing Communications, UKHO said: “From Taunton, the UKHO supports defence, global trade and protects the marine environment, so we’re excited we partnered with the Museum of Somerset to show how our seas, oceans and waterways are more important than ever.

"There were lots of fun activities showing parents and children how hydrography is important to everyone.”