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.
All year Mon-Sat 1100-1700
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.
- 2 August 2014 1:30-5:30pm
An afternoon of talks exploring the life and work of one of Britain's greatest artists
with world experts, all authors of works on Palmer
On the 2nd August Chepstow Museum is bringing together leading experts on the life and work of one of Britain’s greatest artists, Samuel Palmer (1805-81). The afternoon of talks is being held in association with the exhibition Sites of Inspiration, Tintern Abbey, now running at the Museum, which includes three watercolours that he made from a tour to the Wye Valley in 1835.
- Family friendly
The Drill Hall Lower Church Street
To book your place on this afternoon contact Chepstow Museum 01291 625981
Tickets £10, £7.50 concessions.