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Athelstan Museum

Town Hall Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ, England
+44 1666 829258
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A rather special little museum that has some interesting artefacts and is well worth a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
glyn l
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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tiny museum run by volunteers. Huge amounts of information tighly packed into a small space. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David M
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Town Hall Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ, England
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Reviewed 2 days 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.

Thank glyn l
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

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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!

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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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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Athelstan Museum is always worth a visit but even more so at the moment as my Village has an exhibition there on its History. The History group has gathered together an impressive display........ a MUST SEE!

Thank Anthony J
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

A lot of local information can be found here. a lot of information on King Athelstan, since Malmesbury was his favorite place. It is on the town square and we parked right next to it. The attendants were most helpful.It is free and has some...More

Thank Owenthomas
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