Abergavenny Castle
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Abergavenny Museum is open every day 11 - 4 except Wednesdays. The grounds of Abergavenny Castle are open every day 11am - 4pm.

Abergavenny Museum houses a wonderful collection of artefacts, permanent displays and temporary exhibitions, detailing the history of the town and wider area.

The museum, which was founded on 2nd July 1959, is located in a Regency building, built on top of a Norman motte within the grounds of Abergavenny Castle. 

Today, the combination of a wonderful museum and picturesque castle represents a fantastic attraction for those looking to learn more about the area, explore the castle grounds, or find a great spot for a picnic.

The museum’s displays tell the story of this historic market town from prehistory through to the present day. The displays are on several levels, with some help most areas are accessible to wheelchair users.

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Permanent displays and temporary exhibitions

The history of the museum and castle

Collections and curation

Visitor information

Schools and education

Local attractions

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Charges apply at some special events.

Events

5th May 2024 - 5th May 2024

Abergavenny Music FestivalAbergavenny Music FestivalEnjoy a fantastic day of music at AM Fest! A great day out for all the family with 2 stages and live music. Plus there'll be a fun fair, tv show characters for the kids, stalls, street food, bars and much more.
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Castle MeadowsCastle Meadows, AbergavennyIn the centre of Abergavenny, easily accessible from the town centre. Some 20 hectares of riverside meadow, next to the River Usk, with bordering trees, small copses, streams and ponds.

Facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Free Entry

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Parking with charge - Parking is available a short walk away in castle street.

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 A40The nearest railway station is Abergavenny, which is 1 mile away.

Abergavenny Museum and Castle

Type:Museum

Abergavenny Museum and Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 5EE
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Opening Times

Season (10 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* Abergavenny Museum will reopen on Saturday 10th February for the 2024 season.

During the open season Abergavenny Museum is open every day 11 - 4 except Wednesdays. The grounds of Abergavenny Castle are open every day 11am - 4pm.

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