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Athelstan Museum

Town Hall Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ, England
+44 1666 829258
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Great little local museum

Next to Cross Hayes car park (£1.50 for 2 hours parking) the museum provides an insight into the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Howarth S
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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Very informative and interesting

Popped in to learn a bit more about Malmesbury as staying for the first time for a weekend. Greeted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
4dchops
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uk
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Town Hall Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Next to Cross Hayes car park (£1.50 for 2 hours parking) the museum provides an insight into the history of Malmesbury, a hill top town, built on the site of an old Iron Age hill fort. Exhibitions change so worth visiting at intervals. Friendly staff...More

Thank Howarth S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in to learn a bit more about Malmesbury as staying for the first time for a weekend. Greeted by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic lady who gave us a quick run down of what there was to see and then we browsed the exhibits for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A rather special little museum that has some interesting artefacts and is well worth a visit Athelstan seems to have been very special and there are lots of books about him available..And its all free.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018

tiny museum run by volunteers. Huge amounts of information tighly packed into a small space. The artefacts discovered really transport you back 1000's of years. To learn about Athelstan himself, leads you on to life today, with societie's rules etc. Make sure you tender a...More

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Lots of local interest, good to combine with visit to Abbey.Art gallery down stairs. Good clean facilities.

1  Thank KAW687
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Visiting Malmesbury for the first time, we stopped by the Athelstan Museum (that is located with the Tourist Information Office), to learn more about the Iron Age origins of the town - the longest continually inhabited settlement in the UK! Really interesting free museum with...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

A small museum but full of interesting fact about Malmesbury, including a very good timeline of the town

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice visit with the kids. Very friendly volunteers and lots of activities for our 5 and 7 year olds to occupy themselves with while learning interesting facts about Malmesbury's history. Great for older visitors too! Pay it a visit!

Thank Tom_Blancmange
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

Not very big but plenty of interesting oddities. Read all about the medieval hang glider and how he was banned from flying by a bishop. Have a look round and find out about King Athelstan, the man who actually defeated the Danes, unified England and...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I love museums and this one didn't disappoint. What a shame I only had time to visit the ground floor. It's very well set out with lots of local information. The fact that it's free should not hold you back from making a donation. This...More

Thank ozlanders
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