Thornbury Museum
Thornbury Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Julie T
Wiltshire, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023
We did not actually get to visit the museum however, Tony Cherry came to Thornbury Castle to tell us about the history of the castle. This was really informative and the stay in the hotel would not have been the same without this.

Tony is one of the volunteers who gives up his time and it was extremely interesting to gain the additional information and for him to share his knowledge with us. Well worth the donation to the museum funds.
Written 25 September 2023
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Goose Finder
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We had a tour of Thornbury Castle by volunteers from the museum and it was great. The guides were passionate about local history and incredibly knowledgable. If the museum is like the tour then its certainly worth a visit when it reopens.
Written 3 October 2021
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YoungAngelaC
Bristol, UK133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
If living or landing in Thornbury a trip here is a must to understand the lengthy history in and around this historic town. Something g of interest for everyone with hidden gems.
Written 12 February 2020
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sue_bonds
Hollingbourne, United Kingdom8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
For such a small museum it was very interesting and we were there a couple of hours Staff very helpful
Written 11 February 2020
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Roger G
Bristol, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Thornbury Museum is run by a very keen group of volunteers. The 'permanent' exhibitions include a lot of very interesting local items; packed into a small building.

They have differing 'visiting' exhibitions from time to time, the current one is by Thornbury Camera Club who are celebrating 50 years.

The volunteers also do talks to local groups and lead walks in the area.

Details of museum opening times and lots more on their website and they also have a facebook page
Written 24 June 2019
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Peter T
Bristol, UK103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Family
Sometimes small museums can be a little tired from a lack of change to the exhibits, but not Thornbury!
This museum, run by volunteers, is a cracking little gem in this small market town in southern Gloucestershire. I love the place because of the enthusiasm of the volunteers to the often cutting edge exhibitions they put on intermittently. From the Prehistoric to modern era, there's something for everyone, mostly arranged around local history. I visit a lot of museums across the world, but Thornbury has that little something special that you get from brilliant volunteers to the excellent historical and archaeological exhibitions always on display.
A great visit for all the family, something for everyone.
Written 7 November 2018
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LoveBeeBee
Bristol, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
A small museum crammed with brilliant displays of local history.
The volunteers are amazing with young children and helped them get the best out of their visit including having a knitted mouse hunt and at the end they let the children choose a toy mouse knitted by one of the volunteers. So sweet and helps the children engage with the displays.
There is a lot of information and great activities for such a small museum.
This place is a real asset to Thornbury. They don't ask for money but at the bottom of the stairs is a donation box which is totally optional. I'd urge you to put something in to keep this wonderful museum and it's lovely vounteers here for years to come.
Written 26 August 2018
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carrotkc
Hatfield, UK1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
Thornbury museum is found in a cute little house. (There is a free car park opposite and around the corner.) There are only three rooms and full corridors, but there are lots of bits and bobs mainly of local history. The Roman coin hoard found in Thornbury was particularly interesting. What was very good was the mouse hunt for children. Many small knitted mice are hidden around the museum and if the children spot them all they are given their very own knitted mouse to take home. We took home Cherry and Vanilla. This was very much appreciated. We found our visit to Thornbury Museum very enjoyable.
Written 16 April 2018
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Stan M
Thornbury, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Family
Our local museum is very compact, with only three exhibition rooms though good use is made of the hall, landings and staircase to squeeze in as much as possible. Its coverage is for Thornbury and district and it has a good selection of items (artefacts, documents and photos) showing many aspects of local life and history. It is staffed entirely by volunteers, who provide as good a service as professionals.
What I really like is that, unlike many museums, it is not just a set of static displays. It regularly creates special themed displays on a wide variety of topics of local interest so you can visit regularly and find something new. Well worth a visit.
Written 10 April 2017
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Peter S
Bristol, UK174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
If you like to look back at local traders from Georgian times to the sixties, you can do no worse than this. A free museum that has dug out the historic leftovers of local businesses and researched them with the help of the families. There is a lot of written input on the boards but enough exhibits to keep you interested. Good volunteer support
Written 20 November 2016
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