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Usk Rural Life Museum

Usk Rural Life Museum

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The Malt Barn,
New Market Stree,
NP15 1AU




Housed in an ancient malt barn with adjacent buildings, the Museum has 5000+ exhibits collected by local enthusiasts over the past 50 years in order to preserve the heritage of the life and work of country people in the Welsh Borders from Victorian times and onwards. The museum houses a unique collection of over 5000 artefacts from the smallest handtools and household items through to large agricutural machinery and vintage tractors.

The museum portrays rural life in Monmouthshire covering a period of approximately 100 years from 1850 – 1950. The collection is housed in a 16th century malt barn and an extensive collection of adjoining buildings.

Specialist collections include a Victorian cottage, a forge, carts, a cobbler, cheese making, WWII (including a bomb!), a stable, a hardware shop and many more.

The museum is a registered charity and run entirely by volunteers. In addition the museum contains the Usk Visitor Centre with local information and guides together with advice and guidance about the area from our friendly staff.

Opening details

Unfortunately the Museum is closed till further notice.


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Map reference: SO 375006  Lat: 51.70102 Long: -2.90483

Usk is just off the A449, 15 km. north of Exit 24 from the M4.

Parking: free

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