Chepstow Museum
Gwy HouseMonmouth
Bridge Street
Monmouthshire NP16 5EZ
 
 
Chepstow’s local history museum is located in a delightful late 18th century house at the bottom of the town in Bridge Street opposite the Castle car park.
 
Opening Times
The Museum is open daily although times vary according to the season. For up to date information go to  Web:  Chepstow Museum/ Opening times & Information
 
Admission Price
Free.
 
Disabled Access
There is access to ground floor and toilet for wheelchair users
 
Facilities
Museum Shop
Toilets
Quizzes and worksheets for children
Adjacent parking.
 
The museum is a treasure trove of local artefacts associated with the history and development of Chepstow from Roman times to the present day. There are some very quirky and interesting objects in here.
 
The house itself is also very interesting. Built in 1796 as a town house for an Apothecary, Warren James the Younger, the house has met Chepstow’s medical needs until its recent reincarnation as a museum.
 
Owned for many years in the 19th century by a respected local surgeon it became a Red Cross Hospital for soldiers in the First World War and until recently was the Chepstow & District Hospital. A display in the museum vividly illustrates the changing uses of the building over the years.
 
Exhibits
The museum's exhibits reflect the development of Chepstow, once an important port and bustling market town. The displays show the growth and decline of the port with its valuable wine and timber trades. Real photographs record the shipbuilding and salmon fishing and many other aspects of the population's working and leisure lives.
 
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)1291 625 981
 
Getting There
Follow the directions on this website for getting to Chepstow.
 
 
 
 
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