Athelstan Museum opens the Moravian Church, Malmesbury

I thought I’d use this post to give a plug to one of the museum’s I mentor – Athelstan Museum in Malmesbury.

Never ones to rest on their laurels, last year the 100% volunteer run museum completed a successful fundraising campaign and were able to purchase a disused Moravian Church in the town, The last 12 months have been spent re-purposing this as a new community facility for the town, providing museum, exhibition and event space.

As part of Heritage Open Days 2018, the church will be open to the public for the first time this month (Sat and Sunday 15th and 16th September). I’ve had a sneak preview, and it is looking great and will be a real asset to both the museum and town. Full details at HODs website

The building itself dates from 1770 and was used as a church until the mid 1990s.

Moravian Church, Malmesbury in 1965
Moravian Church, Malmesbury in 1965

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