Welcome to Athelstan Museum

Town HallAthelstan Museum tells the history of Malmesbury, an attractive hill top town built to a Saxon road plan on the site of a 2,800 year old Iron Age hill fort and the area of North Wiltshire that surrounds it. Malmesbury, which lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, is a great place for a family day out and Athelstan Museum, with its collection of artefacts and explanation of local history is the place to start.

We run a series of short term exhibitions so our displays are always changing. There are lots of interactive things for the children and our volunteers are always ready to explain and elaborate on our exhibits.

Fantastic News!

We are very excited to announce that with the help of extremely generous donations, Athelstan Museum has been able to buy the old Moravian Church! We've launched an APPEAL to raise funds to repair and restore the church so it can provide additional facilities for the museum. Please help support this wonderful oppurtunity.


ACE/V&A Purchase Grant Fund , The Headley Museums Archaeological Acquisition Fund, The Headley Trust