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OPEN 11th March – 15th November 2014. Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 2pm.

Frome Museum will also be open on Sunday 2nd November to co-incide with the Frome Independent Market which is called REMEMBER, taking the First World War as it’s theme. Frome museum is taking part in this and will be welcoming back Petra Schofield of Magic Penny Productions and her host of First World War Characters for storytelling in the Frome on the Frontline exhibition.

Frome Museum can be found in the centre of the town in the very distinctive Literary Institution building. It has fascinating collections, many of which are of national importance, with two main display rooms (entered off North Parade). These show a wide range of local history, a changing exhibition and a shop. There is also an archive collection which can be accessed by appointment and a Library with a wealth of local information, books, images and maps. Download the Museum leaflet.

The Museum Library is open to researchers every Tuesday from 10am to 2pm.  Researchers are strongly advised to contact the museum by email, post or telephone in advance of their visit to arrange an appointment. In special circumstances an appointment may be made on other days. It would be extremely helpful if researchers could give brief details of their research when making an appointment as often our volunteers may be able to find documents and photographs in advance of your visit.

The Museum and Library are run entirely by volunteers and we receive no support from the local authorities. There is no admission charge. Please help to keep admission free by making a donation which can be enhanced if you sign a Gift Aid Declaration.