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Monmouth Museum remains closed as we continue working with our collections in preparation to our move to Shire Hall.  Abergavenny and Chepstow Museums are now closed for the winter.  They will reopen on Saturday 19th February 2022.  This is a planned period of closure to enable us to work on our collections, carry out staff training and refresh our exhibitions and shops.  We look forward to seeing you again soon.  Please note the grounds of Abergavenny Castle will remain open - 11am – 4pm (Closed 23rd December to 4th January inclusive).

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Find out about the life, loves, death and commemoration of the famous admiral through displays of weapons, pictures, fine ceramics, silver and glass, ships models and letters.

Horatio Nelson was born in Norfolk, died at sea, and is buried in St. Paul's Cathedral - yet Monmouth is home to a magnificent collection of Nelson material. Find out about the origins of the collection, and about the life, loves, death and commemoration of the famous admiral through displays of weapons, pictures, fine ceramics, silver and glass, ships models and letters.

The history of the ancient Wye Valley market town is illustrated in displays in the same building. Charles Stuart Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, lived near Monmouth and his exploits in balloons, early motor cars and aeroplanes are also seen in the History Center.
Educational groups free (Pre-booking)
Museum shop
Children admitted free (when accompanied by an adult)
In the town centre clsoe to parking & shops
Exhibition programmes all year (art, craft, local history, general interest)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Monmouth Nelson Museum

Type:Museum

Monmouth Nelson Museum, Priory Street, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3XA
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Tel01600 710630

Opening Times

* The Nelson Museum is currently closed.

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