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Roman objects on loan

June 2022

Visit Athelstan Museum to see Roman objects from the local area on loan from Corinium Museum in Cirencester and Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.

Roman Day

May 2022

Roman Day at Malmesbury was a great success!   It was fun to be able to welcome children and adults alike to try their hand at metal-detecting, learn about and sample Roman style food and drink.   We’re grateful for Corinium Museum and Wiltshire Museum for their loans of Roman replicas and objects that everyone enjoyed handling.

Malmesbury Coin Hoard Display Opens!

April 2022

We held a wonderful opening event for the Malmesbury Coin Hoard display on 8 April 2022!   The Lord Lieutenant, Lady Lansdowne as well as the Mayor of Malmesbury Paul Smith, along with many Wiltshire and Malmesbury Councillors and others kindly attended and had a chance to see the hoard and to talk with the finder, Tony Mims.   After many years of tireless effort by our volunteers it is fantastic to see the coin hoard on display.

We hope you will visit Athelstan Museum to see the Malmesbury Coin Hoard.

Thank you for all your support!

Wiltshire Museum Loans on Display

February 2022

As part of the Romans Revealed exhibit leading up to the opening of the Malmesbury Coin Hoard in Spring 2022, Wiltshire Museum in Devizes has loaned us some of their Roman finds from the Malmesbury area.

Alex Smith talk

January 2022

Alex Smith presented an wonderful overview of the Roman Rural Settlement Project that was based at University of Reading covering Roman settlements in the area.

Romans Revealed display

December 2021

A new display – Romans Revealed – with a fantastic display of Roman find and backgound on Romans in the area.

Lyndsey Davis talk

November 2021

Lyndsey Davis presented a fantastic talk on the research behind her Falco and Flavia novels.