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We will re open on Saturday 3rd March 2018 with a first taste of the recently donated Garston Veterinary Museum,  much of which had been collected by Michael Thorpe.

We will be open every week Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 2pm, until mid November 2018.  We will also be open from 10am – 3pm on Independent Market Sundays, first Sunday in month April to December 2018.

Garston Vet Museum

The Cabinet of Curiosity – The 2018 season opens with a display of Daniel Hopkins’ fantastic fossils and minerals.  Daniel is a pupil at Springmead School and his treasures will be shown from Saturday 3rd March until Saturday 28th April 2018.

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 – 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.