Local museums – often overlooked attractions

I love to visit the small local museums. The saying, “small is beautiful”, is in my opinion certainly true of the many small towns and rural museums that I have visited. In my hometown of Trowbridge, there is a superb museum telling in a wonderful way the story of the town and its important woollen trade.

Within a few miles of here, I can visit the town museums of Bradford on Avon, Chippenham, Devizes, Frome, Radstock, Mere, and many more. I hope to bring you more details of my visits in future blog posts as I revisit them, to see what new displays there are since I last went.

The cost of visiting is usually very low and well worth the few pounds entry fee, and some can be free of charge. Whenever you have time to visit, please do. Check out your local museums or if on holiday, those in the places you go to. You may be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the exhibits. The staff are usually volunteers and it’s often possible to talk to them and share their enthusiasm for the past.

Do you have a favourite small museum that you would like to share? Please leave a comment in the box below

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