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Frome Museum

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Frome Museum
Address

1 North Parade
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1AT

Telephone
01373 454611
Website
www.frome-heritage-museum.org/index...
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Opening Times

4 March 2017 to 11 November 2017

Tue-Sat: 10:00-14:00

Also Independent Market Sundays from 10:00 - 15:00

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Time Periods

See the history of Frome come alive! Discover the company that forged world famous statues, including 'Justice' (that sits atop the Old Bailey in London) and 'King Alfred' (in Winchester).

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A rare Iron Age Quern stone used by people at Tedbury Camp, near Mells, to grind their corn for flour.  There is a clip of the quern on the Castle Line mini film.  It was also loaned to the BBC in 1977 and used in their Living in the Past television series filmed near Shaftesbury, Dorset.
Unwrapped and in the spotlight23rd May 2017 - 31st August 2017

The majority of museums contain far more objects than they can possible display to the public. Frome Museum is no exception. We have some fantastic treasures in our natural sciences collections tha...

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Curious, More Curious and Most Curious29th July 2017

Frome Museum are hosting a Finds and Artefacts Day as part of the Festival of British Archaeology.  Please bring any items you have found or dug up and would like identified or learn more abou...

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Money Matters: Money and Trade Over Time3rd September 2017 - 11th November 2017

A history of the use of coins, tokens etc in the Frome area together with a review of how businesses operated in the period before World War II.  This exhibition will also look at the question...

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Museum VolunteerAdded 27 Feb 2013

Frome Museum was founded in 1966 by members of the Frome Society for Local Study. It was first installed in the Old Church House, Church Steps, before moving to Wine Street House in the early 1970’s. This did not prove practical and there was a further move to the ‘Lit’ in North Parade. An opportunity for the Museum to buy the freehold of the building occurred in 2000.

The Museum currently uses the ground floor for exhibitions and is open to the public from mid March to mid November and is run entirely by volunteers. The Museum is currently looking to train more volunteers who could be engaged in preparing exhibitions, conserving and cataloguing materials, working in the extensive library of books, photographs and other memorabilia and as stewards.

Please contact Frome Museum if you are interested in becoming a volunteer. Just come in during normal opening hours or email [email protected].

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Learning

Schools make annual visits as part of their Local Studies and some make use of the dressing-up box; bookings can be made at short notice. The museum has a number of loan boxes for schools and memory boxes which can be used for reminiscence work, particularly in retirement and nursing homes.

Volunteers can give guided tours in the evening to local societies showing 'Behind-the-Scenes' in the store room as well as the public areas.

Volunteers are willing to take artefacts and documents to demonstrate at schools, activity days and at other museum sites. There are facilities in the museum library for students at school and university to participate in original research.

Please contact the Museum for more information.

Research

Family historians and other enquirers are encouraged to phone or email for information and to make an appointment where necessary so the volunteers can make the best use of their visit to the museum library.

The website for the Frome Society for Local Study is also recommended as a source of information for local research and family history.

Please contact the Museum for more information.


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