FROME HERITAGE MUSEUM

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LAST TREE DREAMING EXHIBITION OPENING

The Museum was abuzz with excited guests this week for the official opening of thisfrome museum exhibition opening summer’s fantastic special Exhibition: Selwood – A Forest Through Time. Last Tree Dreaming.

The exhibition will be open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 2pm, and on Frome Independent Market Sundays from 11am to 4pm, until 27th August.

 

OUR LITTLEST EXHIBITOR IN THE NEWS – collector Ava is only 5 years old!

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Ava, from Vallis First School, is an avid collector. She made the newspaper (Frome Times) on 19th May. The insert shows the newspaper article.

Ava, aged just 5, is an avid collector who was featured in the Frome Times of 19/5/2016. Some choice pieces from her archaeological pottery and natural objects collection is currently displayed in our Cabinet of Curiosities.

Come and see what Ava has discovered in her garden in Frome.

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 to curate your finds.

 

 

 

FROME MUSEUM SHOES

This year 2016 is our 50TH ANNIVERSARY! Frome Museum opened in Church Steps on 16th May 1966. We have survived half a century with the help of our dedicated volunteers. Come and visit and see what we have preserved through love of our town! 

 

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Frome Heritage Museum welcomes school and other group visits.  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 info@frome-heritage-museum.org.

 

  • Frome Heritage Museum is located in the centre of the town in our historic listed Opening sign editedbuilding 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 exhibition and displays of a wide range of local history.
  • There is a shop.
  • The Museum has extensive Library/Archive collections which contain a wealth of  information of interest to local and family historians. Download the Museum leaflet.

 

The Library/Archive is open to researchers by appointment only – with Tuesday being the regular opening day.   To avoid disappointment researchers are urged 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 – which can be enhanced if you sign a Gift Aid Declaration.

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