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Our opening days are Tuesday to Saturday.  We closed for the winter on Saturday 14th November 2015 but we will be open on Sunday 6th December 2015 for the Christmas Independent Market from 10am – 3pm.

On Friday 20th November  20105 Year 3 pupils from St John’s School ran  Frome Museum as part of Museum Takeover Day!  We are keeping their exhibition of Cave Paintings up for Sunday 6th December.


Frome Museum can be found in the centre of the town in the very distinctive Literary Institution building. It has fascinating collections, many of which are of national importance, with two main display rooms (entered off North Parade). These show a wide range of local history, a changing exhibition and a shop. There is also an archive collection which can be accessed by appointment and a Library with a wealth of local information, books, images and maps. Download the Museum leaflet.

Our Museum Library will be open to researchers on most Tuesdays during the winter by appointment only.  Researchers are asked to email or telephone to arrange an appointment.   It would be extremely helpful if researchers could give brief details of their research when making an appointment as often our volunteers are able to find documents and photographs in advance of your visit.

The Museum and Library are run entirely by volunteers and we receive no support from the local authorities. There is no admission charge. Please help to keep admission free by making a donation which can be enhanced if you sign a Gift Aid Declaration.