Frome Heritage Museum

Once larger than Bath, Frome has adapted and thrived for over 1,300 years, since St Aldhelm established a church here in 685 CE.

Visit the Museum to learn about the history, culture, commerce and people of our fascinating Somerset market town.

Plan your visit

Opening Hours

We are open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
We are also open on Frome Independent Market Sundays

Admission is free. The Museum is entirely run by volunteers and donations are appreciated.

Getting to us

Find Us

We are located in the centre of the town in the Frome Literary and Scientific Institution, a historic listed building close to the Market Yard car park.

Latest News

This month we are delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Maggs as the Museum’s new Chair of Trustees.

Frome Heritage Museum 2024 Calendar - on sale now - only £9.99

Our 2024 calendar features a selection of historic images from the Museum’s collections.

It is available to buy for £9.99 from the Museum during opening hours, from Discover Frome and from selected bookshops and stationers in Frome town centre.

What's On at the Museum

We are looking forward to welcoming Dr Lucy Gundry, who will be running a workshop on 30 September using some of the clothing from the Museum’s collections as part of Frome’s Sustainable Fashion Week.

Our colourful new window display celebrates the history of Frome Carnival, which will be taking place soon, on 23 September.