The Museum was founded on 2nd July 1959. The idea for a Museum was around from as early as 1903 when it was discussed and minuted by the Abergavenny Free Library Committee. At this meeting permission was given for the library to begin collecting objects. These collections remained at the library until the 1940s when it was said that they were disposed of. The demolition of the historic buildings in Tudor Street and Castle Street during the 1950s once again made people aware of the need for a museum. Alfred Jackson addressed the Rotary Club on 22nd October 1957 and a Committee was formed. Alfred and Ernest Jackson and Duggan Thacker led a group of enthusiastic volunteers and the Museum opened on 2nd July 1959.

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Fri 16 Jun – Tue 26 Sep 2017 Mon – Sun 11:00 to 16:00
Wed 27 Sep 2017 – Sun 27 May 2018 Mon – Tue 11:00 to 16:00 | Thu – Sun 11:00 to 16:00

Open Every Day 11.00 – 16.00.

From 27th September until May Half Term 2018 we will be closed on Wednesdays.


Free entry

Charges apply at some special events.


Castle Street,