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During the Easter Weekend a gallant group of Museum volunteers removed the old J.D. Singer & Sons display cabinet and replaced it with a brand new illuminated cabinet … the purchase made possible by gift-aided donations.

The display in this new cabinet will be updated periodically to show off as many as possible of the Museum’s extensive collection of artefacts related to Singers – the famed metalworking factory founded in Frome in 1848. 

For starters, however, the cabinet reveals the story of Leonard Stockting, one-time apprentice mould maker, whose work has left a visible legacy in the form of – for example – the intricate leaves on the plaque of the Memorial Hall.

Pop in and take a walk down memory lane next time you are in town!


To show what a hit the current “It’s Behind You” theatrical exhibition is with the youngsters, Museum visitor Jaruwan Bennett has shared with us pictures of the fun children Edward, Harrison and Alex had trying on some of the costumes and props that make up part of the display! 

its behind youA NIGHT WITH THE STARS

The illuminati of Frome’s theatrical community gathered together with Museum chiefs and volunteers on Friday, March 31, for the grand opening of “It’s Behind You” – an exhibition celebrating the long, glorious 110-year history of the Frome Musical Theatre Company.

The exhibition has been curated by John Hedges, who has temporarily swopped his hat as volunteer Information Systems consultant for the Museum, to take centre stage in this year’s exhibitions. Everyone at the opening event agreed – this is a show to be remembered!



What an exciting year, Frome Museum opened it’s doors open for the season on March 4!   

First on the programme is a show of the history of the Frome Musical Theatre Company, which will be followed in May by an intriguing exhibition entitled “Unwrapped and in the Spotlight”.

This will be put together by Simon Carpenter, who describes it as “A celebration of some of the rarely seen objects from the natural sciences collections of the Museum”. This fascinating exhibition (details of which will be revealed here nearer the time) will run from May 23 through to August.

September will see us delve into Money Matters, with an exhibition exploring the history of coin usage and the economy pre-money.

See our Exhibitions page  for details of what’s on and coming up! 

Alongside the main exhibitions there will, of course, be our ever amazing Cabinet of Curiosities, as well as a few surprise unique mini-exhibitions to marvel at, not to mention our Permanent Collection. So make Frome Museum a regular stop on your visit to town. You never know what you might find! 



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 exhibition and displays of a wide range of local history.
  • There is a shop

The Library/Archive is open to researchers by appointment.   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 – 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.