What's on

What’s On

What’s on at Frome Heritage Museum? Even a short visit will show you permanent displays featuring textiles, printing and metal working. There is a street scene featuring various shops and working premises. The museum displays an object of the month and there are short term exhibitions always featuring subjects special to Frome. By appointment there is a library full of documents about Frome, some of them very old. There is also a collection room with stores of physical artefacts.

Frome Festival Events
Frome Festival Events 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Frome Festival – July 2022

There are several Frome Festival talks and walks with historical content

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Celebrated Women of Frome
Celebrated Women of Frome 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Exhibition – March 2022

From the re-opening in March, Frome Museum will showcase the extraordinary achievements of a host of famous women of Frome

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Object of the Month
Object of the Month 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Changing from the beginning of each month

Each month we will showcase a different item. It may be a Victorian kitchen tool or an article of clothing; a painting of a local dignitary; a wartime postcard; an interesting old photograph; an archaeological find; an old book or just an unnamed object that has us perplexed!

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We Sell Books
We Sell Books 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Just inside the museum entrance there is a rack of second-hand books donated for fund raising. Come in, browse and buy if you find something you like. Every Independent Market Day (first Sunday of every month March to December from 10.00am) the front doors facing the Market Place are open and the lobby with its…

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Street Scenes
Street Scenes 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Permanent display

In the lower gallery a traditional street scene greets the viewer with Maggs the Chemist, Garston Vets, Smithy, Pub and Post Office.

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Frome Logo
Frome Logo 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Permanent display

The well used logo depicting St Aldhelm is shown from its concept in 1985.

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Textiles
Textiles 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Permanent display

Frome is renowned for its woollen and silk industries. Wander round the collection and find out how the Blue House is linked to woad.

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Printing
Printing 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Permanent display

There have been printers in Frome from at least 1795 with many apprentices beginning their craft in Frome.

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A Frome POSH and POOR Christmas
A Frome POSH and POOR Christmas 150 150 Frome Heritage Museum

Exhibition – December 2021

We decorated the Museum with a Christmas display for the 4th and 5th December which was also the Frome Independent Market weekend.

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Coming Soon

News

The museum is open at the same time as the monthly Frome Independent Sunday Market if you fancy a quiet few moments to investigate Frome history.

In 2021 we took in major donations from the Frome Society for Local Study archives and the Sylvia Green archives. We are grateful for these donations. They make significant additions to the museum’s material on the history of Frome and hence become available to researchers.