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


Monthly Lacemaking Workshop - see below

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

Thursday 9th May - Inaugural Annual Moravian Lecture - TO CATCH A KING. A Talk by Earl Spencer.- Tickets available at the museum and from 'Eventbrite' from Friday 22nd February.

For further details of Malmesbury's Secret War Factory please view the poster of events below:

View the poster of events

Events can be booked in the museum or via our Eventbrite site:



Armistice Remembrance Tabletenglish_compact_cmyk

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.

Lacemaking Workshop in the Julia and Hans Rousing Building - Have a Go!

Children and adults are welcome to try their hand at making Bobbin Lace with experienced lacemakers, Gill and Janet on the following days in 2019:

Wednesday 20th February, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 17th April, 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Thursday 30th May, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 31st July, 2.00.pm - 4.00pm

Monday 19th August, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Monday 28th October 2.00pm - 4.00pm

All equipment provided. Donations welcome