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Abergavenny Castle & Museum

Abergavenny Castle & Museum

Abergavenny Museum and Castle


Castle Street,


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.

Coach parties acceptedFacilities for educational visitsAccepts groups

Opening details

March - October
Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 17:00
Sun: 14:00 - 17:00

November - February
Mon - Sat: 11:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 16:00


Free entry

Charges apply at some special events.

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Map reference: SO 299140  Lat: 51.82020 Long: -3.01842

From the north take the M5 to Gloucester, the M50 to Ross on Wye and then follow the signs to Monmouth and the A449/A40 to Abergavenny. From the south take the M4 to J24; follow the A449/A40 north and the A40


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups