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


Tuesday 16th & Wednesday 17th October from 4.00 to 6.00.p.m - After School with the Anglo-Saxons. Admission £1.00 Pre-book on 01666 829258.

Monday 12th November at 7.00.pm - AGM followed by a talk by David Witt about his latest research on the Moravians in Malmesbury.

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.

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.

Guided Walks Around Malmesbury: 2018 Programme

Saturday 19th May – 2:30pm: St Aldhelm’s Fayre Walk: What did St Aldhelm ever do for us?
Saturday 16th June – 2:00pm: Women of Malmesbury. Celebrating 100 years since (some) women ‘got the vote’.
Saturday 28th July – 2:00pm: Malmesbury - Queen of Hilltop Towns – A walk through over 2,000 years: Saints, kings, flying monks, battles, rogues, heroes and heroines – and tigers – around every corner.
Saturday 11th August – 2:00pm: A view of Malmesbury for 4 to 11 year olds (and their hangers on). Includes activities. All the best stories!
Wednesday 15th August – 7:00pm: ‘The Jackdaw’ view of Malmesbury – Some of the history of Malmesbury that doesn’t make the text books – with a focus on Malmesbury’s historic place as ‘the rottenest borough in England’. Finishing at the (in)famous Old White Lion, where suitable refreshments will be available.
Saturday 25th August – 2:00pm: Carnival Walk: ‘999’ Emergency!
Friday 7th September -2:00pm: Malmesbury War Memorials and Graves; the stories behind the names. Part of Heritage Open Day. FREE. Tickets only from Athelstan Museum.
Saturday 8th September – 10:15 pm: Malmesbury War Memorials and Graves; the stories behind the names. Part of HODS. FREE. Tickets only from Athelstan Museum.
Sunday 9th September LIVING TRAIL. 2:00pm to 4:30pm. Malmesbury in the First World War. Fifteen personal stories told at locations around town. Trail Guide with FREE BOOK from Tourist Information Centre at the Town Hall (Available from 1st August).
Sunday 16th September - 2:00pm: Women of Malmesbury. Celebrating 100 years since (some) women ‘got the vote’.
Sunday 21st October – 10:00am Wessex Week Walk.
Sat 27th October – 4:15pm and 4:45pm. Malmesbury’s Famous Halloween Walk – with a few surprises….

Tickets and Walk Information:

Tickets: £5:00 adults, £3:00 children.

(Except Friday 7th and Sat 8th September Heritage Open Day Walks: Free and WW1 Living Trail Guide: £6 per guide including Free WW1 Local History Book).

Available from Athelstan Museum and:


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Lacemaking workshops will resume in August in the museum.

The dates are: Monday 6th August, 10.30a.m - 12.30p.m. Wednesday 22nd August 2.00.p.m - 4.00.p.m and Monday 22nd October 2.00.p.m - 4.00.p.m.

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

All equipment provided. Donations welcome.