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Our regular opening days are Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm and Independent Market Sundays (first Sunday in month from March to December) from 10am – 3pm.  We are closed for the winter but we will re open on Sunday 6th March 2016.

Frome Museum is located in the centre of the town in our historic 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 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 are 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