Athelstan Museum Forthcoming Events in the newly renovated Moravian Church 'The Julia and Hans Rausing Building'.


Wednesday 2nd January from 2.00 to 4.00p.m. - Lacemaking Workshop (see below)

Saturday 19th January - Richard Hall and The Barn Choir Dorset Music School

Friday 8th February - Annual Quiz Night

Friday 15th March - Malmesbury's Secret War Factory - EKCO. A talk by Phil Judkins

Further details of these and other monthly events will be published nearer the time.

Events can be booked via our Eventbrite site:



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In the remembrance of the World War I Armistice, a new interactive display is now available in the museum. View the stories of several of the soldiers who died during the war. Explore the memorial in town commemorating their sacrifice and learn about the hospitals rapidly set up to deal with the casualties of war in Malmesbury. Sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and with the support of the Malmesbury Civic Trust.

Wiltshire at War

To commemorate the 289 soldiers of Malmesbury and the surrounding villages who gave their lives in WW1 we have placed their names and the date of their death on the walls around the museum. Volunteers and visitors are invited to make and place poppies by the names. All the materials and instructions are available on the reception desk.

Wednesday 2nd January 2019 - 2.00 - 4.00 p.m. - Lacemaking Workshop in the Julia and Hans Rousing Building

Children and adults are welcome to try their hand at making Bobbin Lace with experienced lacemakers, Gill and Janet.

All equipment provided. Admission 1.00 per session