Old Bell Museum

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The Old Bell, a 16th century inn, has been converted into a local history museum by Montgomery Civic Society. Run by volunteers, it is the winner of a Prince of Wales Award.

Eleven rooms house displays illustrating the long social and civic history of the ancient County Town of Montgomeryshire. There are permanent exhibitions relating to the medieval and Norman castles and their archaeological excavations, with excellent scale models of both. Two rooms are devoted to the Workhouse and the Cambrian Railway. A small room in the museum has been restored to demonstrate the various methods of construction in this half timbered building.

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Opening hours

1st April - 30th September:

Wed, Thurs, Fri & Sun 13.30–17.00
Sat & Bank Holidays 10.30-17.00

August: Mon-Sun 13.30–17.00

Admission charges

Adults: £1.00
Children: 50p

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Weapons and War, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Medicine, Personalities, Social History, Land Transport

Old Bell Museum
Arthur Street
SY15 6RH






01686 668313

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