FROME HERITAGE MUSEUM

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Frome Heritage Museum is open from 10am to 2pm Tuesday to Saturday until Saturday 20th November 2021.  We will also be open from 10am to 3pm on the Sundays when the  Frome Independent Market is held, 3rd October, 7th November and 5th December 2021.  Special precautions are in place so that visitors feel safe and secure. 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AT FROME MUSEUM

This provides an excellent and timely chance for more local people to become involved in the work of the museum.  There are so many opportunities: stewarding, research, cataloguing, exhibition planning, social media – the list is endless.  Frome Museum is the major location for the history and heritage of the town, preserving and explaining its more than 23,000 items for this and future generations.  If you are interested please telephone 01373 454611 between 10am and 2pm on a weekday to arrange a visit or you can email info@frome-heritage-museum.org

CENTENARY OF FROME GRAMMAR SCHOOL/COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Frome County School was set up in September 1921 and so commemorates 100 years of survival, progress and success this September.  During that time, it has variously been called Frome County School, Frome Grammar School, Frome Community College and Frome College, but it still stands proudly on its original site in Bath Road and is the only senior school in Frome.  

To help mark this anniversary we are holding a major exhibition this autumn which will continue into October 2021.

Using items from the collections and others generously donated or loaned by local people, the museum can display over 200 photos, documents, programmes, magazines, and even uniforms and sports equipment covering the entire span of the College’s history.  Trustee Barry Edwards explains further: “We know that hundreds of local people either attended the school or have relatives who did.  This exhibition will be a marvellous opportunity to wander down memory lane and rediscover the proud history of this vibrant establishment.  There are souvenirs from every decade of the last 100 years, and there will even be an opportunity for visitors to identify names and other details in our photographs.”

The exhibition will be open from 10 am till 2 pm on Tuesdays – Saturdays.  Admission is free though donations are always welcome.  If members of the public would like to give to the museum their own mementoes of school life for safe keeping and for the enlightenment of future generations, they should speak to one of the stewards or telephone 01373 454611 during opening hours.

A centenary is a special milestone and we want to recognise it in as spectacular and comprehensive way as possible.20210730_100638

ONLINE CATALOGUE

We think there are many Frome residents who would like to take this opportunity to delve into various aspects of Frome’s history and heritage, maybe even into their own families or streets.  To search our online catalogue just follow the link below to access our catalogue containing more than 23,000 items.  Tell us which ones you would like to explore and we will have those ready for you at a socially distanced work station in our library at an agreed time.

  

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 info@frome-heritage-museum.org.

  • 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.

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.

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