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Update from the committee:

  • We have postponed the quiz night from October 2021 to May 22nd 2022. The quiz will take place in the Town Hall.
  • Owing to continuing COVID-19 restrictions we will keep the museum closed (not open to the public) until further review.
  • The committee will decide by the end of July if the scheduled September talk will go ahead.
  • But, due to popular demand the next walk will be happening. “Some of the Buildings in Cricklade High Street” will meet at 2.30pm in the Town Hall car park on the 29th August (not the 22nd as originally planned). Weather permitting we plan to serve refreshments and have a photographic display of the Buildings seen on the walk in the museum garden after the walk.

NB  Although the museum is closed to the public we are still open for emailed enquiries, telephone calls and have continued to send out book orders. Please call 07453 766744 if you are unable to send email. Research is a possibility too – see the sidebar for details.

The Cricklade Museum was established by the Cricklade Historical Society who are responsible for its maintenance. The Museum is a key tourist attraction for Cricklade.

The Museum, despite its small size, houses more than 10,000 items in its collection.

The aim of the Museum is to collect, conserve, research, interpret and provide public access to objects associated with the Cricklade district thereby encouraging people to acquire knowledge of local history. The main strength of the collection lies in objects from the 19th and 20th centuries.

There are research resources for family and local history, family trees, maps, and a properties index together with a veritable mine of information held in the Museum’s archive.