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Athelstan Museum
The Town Hall
Cross Hayes

SN16 9BZ
Telephone: 01666 822 143
Fax: 01666 826 166
Email: malmesbury@northwilts.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

This is a museum of the history and archaeology of Malmesbury and its locality.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The displays feature a Roman--British child burial; Malmesbury lace; early bicyles; costume; an 18th century hand-drawn fire engine; and photographs and drawings of Malmesbury.

Star Objects at this location

A late 18th century four-man manual fire engine; a mid 19th century foot-steered tricycle; and a silver penny of William II (type 2) minted in Malmesbury.
Collection Descriptions
Agriculture Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Archaeology Collection (Athelstan Museum)
There is a small archaeology collection, the most interesting feature of which is a Romano-British child's burial fro...
Archives Collection (Athelstan Museum)
There is a small archive collection of documents supporting other aspects of the collection.
Arms & Armour Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Costume & Textile Collection (Athelstan Museum)
There is a good small costume collection donated by local people. It ranges in date from the 18th century to the pre...
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Fine Art Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Geology Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Medals Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Medicine Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Music Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Numismatics Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Malmesbury operated as a mint in late Saxon and Norman period. A highlight of the museum is a series of 11th century...
Personalia Collection (Athelstan Museum)
Photographic Collection (Athelstan Museum)
There is a good collection of photographs of local interest.
Science & Industry Collection (Athelstan Museum)
The museum holds information about local trades and industries, particularly local engineering and brewing.
Social History Collection (Athelstan Museum)
This is the principal theme of the museum, which holds collections relating to the local history of the town in the f...
Transport Collection (Athelstan Museum)
There is an interesting collection of old bicycles, the most unusual item being a mid 19th century hand-driven foot-s...

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