The Cricklade Museum’s remit is to hold an archive of artefacts of Cricklade and its immediate environs.
Cricklade Museum has a collection of over 8,500 artefacts and this includes many local family trees. These have been collected since the early 1950’s and expanded over time, these are still growing.
We also have access to the records of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials of the two parishes of Cricklade. The Parish of St Sampson and the Parish of St Mary from the late 1600s to 1840
We are currently collating information on Baptisms, Marriages and Burials from early Parish Magazines and searching through all our records to identify other references to people of Cricklade to enhance our records.
Also held in the archive are details of occupants of property in the town and a people index which shows occupations across the generations.
We have an extensive collection of photographs. Visitors to the museum may browse through our collection on our in-house database in the museum and/or by browsing the photographs from the archive.
We also have an extensive collection of local maps which are available to be inspected when you visit the museum.
Should you wish to make a private visit to the museum outside of our normal working hours, please contact Pam Debenham either by email or by telephone on 07453 766744 and every attempt to meet your chosen visit time will be made.
Support can be provided to help you with your family research and the Museum asks for a donation of £10 per hour for this support. Please contact Pam Debenham on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss. Include everything you know already and we can begin a search of our records and archives.
Please note that the Cricklade Archive contains information relating to the Town of Cricklade and small villages within a 3 mile radius of the town. The museum is run by volunteers; it may be a few days before your enquiry is acknowledged or substantive progress is made. Bear with us.