Abergavenny Museum & Castle - Monlife

Abergavenny Museum & Castle

Abergavenny and Chepstow Museums are open every day 11-4 (except Wednesdays).  Abergavenny Castle grounds will be open every day 11-4.  Monmouth Museum remains closed as we continue with our move to Shire Hall.

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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This exhibition, at Abergavenny Museum until December 18 2022, features art by Jon Langford, Pete Williams and John Selway inspired by the writings of Arthur Machen (1863-1947) who drew inspiration from his native Monmouthshire, its landscape, history and Roman remains, as well as medieval and Arthurian tales, the strange and supernatural, the weird and the wonderful. It showcases both original works, as well as print reproductions of artwork commissioned to illustrate recent reprints of Arthur Machen stories by the Newport based publishers The Three Impostors. There are also first editions of these works, manuscripts, letters and photographs – find out more about Arthur Machen’s life and works. Established ten years ago their aim is to produce high quality, scholarly versions of interesting, rare and out-of-print books, along with other related new writing. Their first project was the republication of Arthur Machen’s three volumes of autobiography and they have continued to reprint some of Machen’s novels as well as a series of short Machen related stories, and also new and original works by Welsh authors.

The Museum would like to thank Richard Frame of The Three Impostors for bringing this exhibition together, and the artists and admirers of Arthur Machen who have contributed to it.

The exhibition will run at Abergavenny Museum until December 18 2022 and is open daily from 11am – 4pm except Wednesdays, admission free

Opening Times

Monday – 11am – 4pm

Tuesday – 11am – 4pm

Wednesday – CLOSED

Thursday – 11am – 4pm

Friday – 11am – 4pm

Saturday – 11am – 4pm

Sunday – 11am – 4pm


Nearby Parking: Castle Street Car Park, Abergavenny, NP7 5EE.

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