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“Pop in while you have a wander round this charming old town”
Review of Athelstan Museum

Athelstan Museum
Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Malmesbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 died young.

Thank ianc222243
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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 one really deserves to be supported.

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 good madels of the abbey.

Thank Owenthomas
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

Accepting donations. A lot of information packed into a small place. Interesting exhibits, some change and some stay the same, but always interesting and informative.

Thank walking4beer
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