What will YOU discover?

The museum is full of surprising and fascinating items and facts. We’ve made a list of a few but come and see what historical gems you can discover.

DISCOVER – how Frome developed over thousands of years

DISCOVER – how the common teazel was used when making cloth

DISCOVER – why the River Frome no longer floods in the town centre

DISCOVER – the rise of Butler and Tanner printers to worldwide status

DISCOVER – how many coins were in the Frome Hoard

DISCOVER – how Frome raised enough money to buy a Spitfire in WW2

AND DISCOVER – how Singers helped supply munitions for the war

AND – why the playfield is called the Mary Baily playing field

AND – the carved Tudor rose still visible in a Cheap Street shop

AND – how the local vet cared for the exotic Longleat Safari animals

AND – the astonishing number of listed buildings in Frome