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Athelstan Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Bought some lovely Christmas cards and very reasonable presents, had a look around the museum... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Janine H
Worthing, United Kingdom
Best local museum that I have visited in the UK

Really excellent volunteer staff are a wealth of information on the the town's history. Very... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Town Hall Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ, England
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Bought some lovely Christmas cards and very reasonable presents, had a look around the museum, enjoyable morning. The staff/volunteers were very friendly, a warm welcome, as we found everywhere in Malmesbury and surrounding area. Great holiday, thanks!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Janine H
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Really excellent volunteer staff are a wealth of information on the the town's history. Very interesting artifacts ranging from pre-Roman times to the 1950s.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The Athelstan Museum is well curated and has very profund presentations of important events and artefacts. The rooms are probably too small for an optimal presentation of the comprehensive collections.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hjkr
Reviewed 5 October 2018

small museum, very good. worth talking to the volunteers manning the museum as they are very knowledgeable and keen to help you. A visit could take 10 to 30 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank purcellfamily
Reviewed 1 October 2018

This is a small, but very informative Museum that offers so many tales of days gone by of this very historical area, so much great detailed information & facts to quietly read which are clearly written as well as relics to view, to help you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We called in to find out why Athelstan, and were helped by a friendly member of staff, who led us to a display explaining about his accession to the English throne. There was much of interest in the small museum and we were bale to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank malcsaville
Reviewed 21 August 2018

A well set out museum which was informative. The building is lig and airy. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This museum, housed in the same building as the Malmesbury Town Hall, does a wonderful job of telling the rich story of this charming Cotswalds town. The quality of the exhibits is unusually high for a small town museum, and the volunteer staff are very...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ramblingirl
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

A quick visit turned into a lengthy browse through time. There was more information about the local abbey's history & a helpful volunteer answered questions. An interesting array of local facts & finds packed into a relatively small space. It was well worth stopping in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank pegspickles
Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Howarth S
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