The Museum will be open on Sunday 1st May 2016 – Frome Independent Market Day – from 11am to 4pm. Come in and find out about a famous son of Frome, Benjamin Baker, the civil engineer who built the Forth Bridge and Aswan Dam.




The arrival of our student (aptly named) Isis, who is studying for a Masters Degree at the
University of Rennes, was a triumph when she helped volunteer Jennie put together a “Royal Window”to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday!



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! 



kids amazedFrome 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


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  • 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