Frome Museums and Art Galleries

(Frome, Somerset, England, UK)

A small market town with a surprising amount of history, Frome is home to its very own museum, where the town's interesting fabric industry is clearly documented. The museum is located in the town centre itself, just across from Willow Vale, and is housed within a particularly iconic and distinctive building, renowned for its striking architecture. A recent addition to the exhibits at the Frome Museum is a section devoted to one of the town's most famous locals, Formula One champion Jenson Button, who is best known to locals as the 'Frome Flyer'.

Also in the town centre is the Black Swan Guild, which is home to a wealth of arts and crafts, many of which have been created by local Somerset artists. Highlights at the Black Swan Guild not only include paintings, but also some interesting contemporary photographs and sculptures, unusual handmade jewellery and various workshops, such as willow weaving, pottery and on occasion, even wirework sculpting.

Frome Museums and Art Galleries

Frome Museum

Address: Literary Institute, 1 North Parade, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1AT, England
Tel: +44 (0)1373 463494
The Frome Museum is situated at the bottom of North Parade, next to the bridge. This spectacular, narrow, Italianate building stands on a sharp corner and is quite unique in appearance. Built in 1859, this building is now home to the Frome Museum and the Frome Literary and Scientific Institute. This attraction features many interesting permanent displays about the town's rich history, and there are also regular exhibitions throughout the year.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00
Admission: free

The Black Swan Guild

Address: 2 Bridge Street, Frome, BA11 1BB, Somerset, England
Tel: +44 (0)1373 473980
The Black Swan Guild is a highly regarded arts centre and was originally a public house, which it is named after. This is an exciting venue and features two art galleries, displaying a mixture of contemporary art, a craft shop, a café area and there is also three studios where you can watch artists at work.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free

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