Chepstow Museum reveals the rich and varied past of this ancient town, once an important port and market centre. Wine trade, shipbuilding and salmon fishing are among Chepstow's many industries featured in displays with atmospheric settings. Photographs, programmes and posters recall the pastimes of local people, while 18th and 19th century paintings and prints illustrate the everlasting appeal of Chepstow and the Wye Valley to artists and tourists alike. The Museum is just across the road from Chepstow Castle in an elegant 18th century houses built by a prosperous Chepstow merchant family.
January to June, October to December, Mon-Sat 1100-1700, Sun 1400-1700
July to September, Mon-Sat 1030-1730, Sun 1400-1730
Local and social history of Chepstow and district.
Bridges and bridge building by Finch & Co and shipbuilding - National Shipyards 1 & 2 of WW1. Good photographic collections. Also topographical prints, Chepstow and Wye Valley - from heyday of Wye Tour.
A Night with the Stars
- 30 October 2015 6-11pm
Get stars in your eyes at this special event. Chepstow Museum is opening its doors at night and along with the Drill Hall will turn into a space to explore out-of-space with a team of local experts. Whatever the weather, you'll get the feel of being out on a really starry night in the amazing indoor planetarium. There will also be a great opportunity to look at the real night sky through telescopes. Then come back down to earth with a display of meteorites that you can hold. The museum will also be running a constellation of craft activities using glow-in-the-dark materials that we will send spiralling up the pillars of the museum entrance.
- Any age
To book your tickets, and your place on the timed Indoor Planetarium sessions please call 01291 625981