Chepstow Museum's atmospheric displays reveal the rich history of this once important port with all its associated trades and busy market town, the working life of its people, their pleasures and pastimes. The importance of the river Wye for trade, industry, salmon fishing, and for the first ever package holiday - the Wye Tour boat trip fashionable with tourists over two centuries ago, is explored with exciting new touchscreen interactives. A growing collection of paintings illustrates the inspirational quality of the Wye Valley that continues to attract artists and tourists alike. Home of this award winning museum is an elegant 18th century town house, just across the road from Chepstow Castle, the building's own fascinating history as private house, school and Chepstow's hospital is also vividly recreated. Special activities for young visitors include drawers to explore, things to make. Programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and children's holiday activities.
Open Mon-Sat 11-5, Sun 2-5 (close 4 Nov-Feb, open 10.30-5.30 July-Sept)