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We are open today Sunday 5th December when the Frome Independent Christmas Market is held until 3pm.  There is a special exhibition called ‘A Rich and Poor Christmas in Frome’.  Visitors are able to see Mr and Mrs Arthur Sutton welcoming Christmas guests into their home and up the wonderful staircase while, in another gallery, Christmas will be celebrated in a ‘Frome Weaver’s Cottage’.  The rest of the museum is also be open.  Special precautions are in place so that visitors feel safe and secure.

For this festive occasion (see the photograph for part of the 2019 Christmas tableau), there will be mince pies, mulled cider and chocolates

Frome Museum Christmas 2019

During the winter the Museum Library will be open to researchers by appointment.  Please email to make an appointment


This provides an excellent and timely chance for more local people to become involved in the work of the museum.  There are so many opportunities: stewarding, research, cataloguing, exhibition planning, social media – the list is endless.  Frome Museum is the major location for the history and heritage of the town, preserving and explaining its more than 23,000 items for this and future generations.  If you are interested please telephone 01373 454611 between 10am and 2pm on a weekday to arrange a visit or you can email 


We think there are many Frome residents who would like to take this opportunity to delve into various aspects of Frome’s history and heritage, maybe even into their own families or streets.  To search our online catalogue just follow the link below to access our catalogue containing more than 23,000 items.  Tell us which ones you would like to explore and we will have those ready for you at a socially distanced work station in our library at an agreed time.


Frome Heritage Museum welcomes school and other group visits, throughout the year.  However, to avoid disappointment and make the most of your visit we must ask you to contact us in advance by phone (+44 (0)1373 454611) or e-mail

  • Frome Heritage Museum is located in the centre of the town in our hisOpening sign editedtoric listed
    building built for the Frome Literary and Scientific Institution.
  • We have fascinating collections of local, regional or even national importance.  The two galleries (entered off North Parade) have regularly changing exhibitions and displays of a wide range of local history.
  • There is a shop

The Library/Archive is open to researchers by appointment throughout the year.   Researchers are asked to email,  telephone or write to arrange an appointment and also give brief details of their research. This will allow our volunteers to locate relevant documents and photographs in advance of your visit.  In line with policy at most archives today charges are levied for photocopies and other services.  Details are available on request.

The Museum and Library is run entirely by volunteers and we receive no support from the local authorities. Please help to keep admission free by making a donation – £2 is suggested.

We are very grateful for donations of material which relate to the history of Frome and the surrounding parishes but please contact us in advance so appropriate arrangements can be made for your visit.