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)
Monmouthshire has a rich and varied history and one of the main reasons we decided that three of its museums should be crowned 3 of the Top 100 Attractions in Wales. One of those museums is Chepstow Museum. Here you will find a museum within a museum with many different themes within its displays. Once being a girls boarding school and an old hospital amongst many other things, this building has seen its fair share of history. The museum is always adding new displays and themes, which can be seen with the new outdoor ancient fishing boat display which is set to bring even more visitors flocking in.