Frome Museum

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).

Don’t Miss!

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.

Address

1 North Parade
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1AT

Telephone

01373 454611

Website

www.frome-heritage-museum.org

Price

Free admission

Opening Times

Open March to November

Facilities

  • Activity trails
  • Parking nearby
  • Shop
  • Handrails
  • Limited disabled access

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.

Collections

  • Agricultural
  • Archaeology
  • Archives
  • Art
  • Costume
  • Ecclesiastical
  • Geology
  • Industrial
  • Literary
  • Social history
  • Transport

Time Periods

  • 20th Century
  • Bronze Age
  • Edwardian
  • Iron Age
  • Mesolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Palaeolithic
  • Victorian