Monmouth Museum - Monlife

Monmouth Museum

Please be advised that Monmouth Museum will remain closed whilst we work on collections.

We are delighted to announce that our museums are now open every day (except Weds) from 11am – 4pm.

There is no need to book ahead of your visit, you can simply walk in.
Please be aware that we will be limiting the number of visitors allowed in the museum at any one time.
Visitors will need to wear a mask or face covering and follow social distancing whilst in the museum.
Hand sanitiser will be provided at various points throughout the museum.
Visitors will be required to fill in a contact Track & Trace form From next week the castle grounds at Abergavenny will be open daily to the public between 11am and 4pm. This is a slight revision to current hours to align with museum opening.

We are sure that you will understand this is to keep everyone safe and procedures take into account government and sector guidelines along with staff and visitor feedback. 

As a valued customer we would like to thank you for your continued support.

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, the co-founder of Rolls-Royce, lived near Monmouth and his exploits in balloons, early motor cars and aeroplanes are on display.

  • Exhibition programmes all year (art, craft, local history, general interest)
  • Workshops and activities
  • Quizzes and worksheets for children
  • Children free (when accompanied by an adult)
  • Special facilities for educational and group visits (pre-booked educational groups free)
  • Museum shop
  • Adjacent car parks
  • In the town centre close to shops, cafes and restaurants

Opening Times

Monday – CLOSED

Tuesday – CLOSED

Wednesday – CLOSED

Thursday – CLOSED

Friday – CLOSED

Saturday – CLOSED

Sunday – CLOSED



Contact Us

Priory Street,


NP25 3XA

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