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Athelstan Museum

Closed Now: 10:30 - 16:30
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Well Worth a Visit

We called in to find out why Athelstan, and were helped by a friendly member of staff, who led us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stroud, United Kingdom

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Town Hall Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank filligirl
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

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

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

Thank Howarth S
Reviewed 29 May 2018

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

Thank 4dchops
Reviewed 22 May 2018

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
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
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
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

Thank 923Dan
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