Chepstow Museum

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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.

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Opening hours

January to June, October to December, Mon-Sat 1100-1700, Sun 1400-1700
July to September, Mon-Sat 1030-1730, Sun 1400-1730

Admission charges


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.

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Social History

Chepstow Museum
Gwy House
Bridge Street
NP16 5EZ

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01291 625981


01291 635005

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