WHAT'S ON AT ATHELSTAN MUSEUM
Exhibition on until 15 May 2017 - Wiltshire at War: Keeping the Home Fires Burning
This enlightening exhibition on the impact of World War I on Wiltshire includes the stories of Belgian Refugees, the enigmatic Albany Ward who provided film entertainment around the county, stories about lady postmen and many more. This is exhibition 4 of the Wiltshire at War county-wide exhibit commemorating WW1.
Family Fun Days - 'Making Hares' on Tuesday 18th April.
Children over 5 years are invited to help make hares for Athelstan Museum's contribution to the 'Hare Trail'
Upstairs in the museum from 1.00.p.m. to 4.00.p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
'Lace Making' on Wednesday 19th April.
Children over 5 years are invited to come and learn to make Malmesbury Lace. Upstairs in the museum from 2.00.p.m. to 4.00.p.m. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
There is no charge for these events but the museum does not receive any funding so donations are always welcome.
'Marc Allum - An Evening of Antiques' on Tuesday 25th April at 7.00.p.m. in Malmesbury Town Hall.
BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum will give an entertaining and informative talk about the world of art and antiques. Marc will bring along some of his personal collection to share with us, and you are invited to bring along your own items for Marc to look over. So have a search around the house for that object you always wanted to know more about. (Please note that Marc will not be valuing objects).
Tickets are available from the museum for £10, which includes a glass of wine.
Display of South West Wiltshire Metal Detecting Finds on through 30 June
The museum is fortunate to have a number of fascinating objects on display from throughout South West Wiltshire. They are on loan from the Western Region branch of the National Council for Metal Detecting.
Lull - Malmesbury's Missionary Monk
The exhibition "Lull Malmesbury's Missionary Monk" is still displayed downstairs in the museum.
The exhibition includes many interesting items kindly loaned from the museum of Bad Hersfeld that explain the relationship Saint Lull had and continues to have with the people of Hersfeld and Malmesbury. Included in this generous loan is a wonderful 16th century painting of Archbishop Lull. Come and learn more about this fascinating monk from Malmesbury who lived and worked in 8th century Germany and is the beloved founder of Bad Hersfeld, Germany with whom Malmesbury is forming an official friendship agreement.
A new book on Lull by Tony McAleavy and Maria Marsh is available in the museum and this has recently been translated into German and is on sale in Bad Hersfeld.