Wessex Week 7th - 15th October

A week of talks, walks, music and other events. See www.discovermalmesbury.life for more information. Tickets are available in the museum.

As part of the celebration of Wessex there is a display downstairs in the museum on the importance of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Wessex and its meaning today.

*Family Fun Days - Learn to Make Lace*

On Wednesday 18th and Wednesday 25th October from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00.p.m. upstairs in the museum.

Children from 5 years of age accompanied by an adult are invited to learn how to make Malmesbury Lace. There is no charge but donations to the museum are always welcome.


The Romans have arrived! To get everyone in the mood for the upcoming talk on Romans in the area, we have a new exhibit on the mezzanine. There was more Roman activity nearby Malmesbury than you might think.

A Free Talk by Neil Holbrook on Thursday 16th November at 7.30.p.m. in the Town Hall.

As part of the Heritage Lottery supported Malmesbury Coin Hoard Project there will be a talk not to be missed by the eminent archaeologist and CEO of Cotswold Archaeology, Neil Holbrook. Neil will give a free talk about Romans in the area and their local economy.

Special Display of South West Wiltshire Metal Detecting Finds

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.

Guided Walks Around Malmesbury - 2017

Saturday 20th May - Walter Powell MP. (Two walks): 1:30pm Trains, schools, gasworks and balloons. (Includes activities for children 4+) & 3:30pm Walter Powell MP, Malmesbury’s kind Victorian?

Saturday 10th June – 2:00pm: The Malmesbury ‘Pub Crawl’ – a history of breweries and public houses.

Wednesday 14th June – 2:00pm: Malmesbury – Queen of Hilltop Towns. (A walk through over 2,000 years).

Saturday 8th July – 2:00pm: Malmesbury’s Saxon Footprint

Wednesday 12th July – 2:00pm: Malmesbury – Queen of Hilltop Towns

Saturday 19th August – 2:00pm - Carnival Walk: The Malmesbury ‘Steeple Chase’ - a history of churches and chapels.

Wednesday 13th September – 2:00pm: Malmesbury – Queen of Hilltop Towns

Saturday 23rd September – 2:00pm: Malmesbury – Queen of Hilltop Towns

Sunday 15th October – 10:00am: - Wessex Week Walk: In the Footsteps of St Aldhelm

Saturday 28th October – 4:00pm Halloween Walk – with a few surprises….

Tickets: £5:00 adults, £3:00 children

Tickets are available from Athelstan Museum, located in the Town Hall and on the following link: Guided Walks Around Malmesbury 2017

All walks start at Malmesbury Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury SN16 9BZ. The numbers on each walk are strictly limited. Please buy your ticket in advance to avoid disappointment. Each walk is scheduled to last for around 90 minutes and will cover around 1 mile.