Bradford on Avon Museum
… is a small volunteer-run museum of the natural and historic heritage of the town of Bradford on Avon and the villages around it -the historic area of the Hundred of Bradford- on the western edge of the County of Wiltshire, in south-west England.
This website aims to be a “Virtual Museum” of articles in the “Real Museum” collection, an encyclopaedia of local history, a guide to the Town and Hundred and a portal to other resources.
Bradford is a small town in beautiful countryside at the southern end of the Cotswold Hills, only 8 miles from the World Heritage City of Bath and, like Bath, is all built of locally-quarried golden limestone.
It has a long history, dating from the early Iron Age, with Roman remains, a Saxon church, a wealth of medieval buildings and bridges over the River Avon and Georgian mansions, mills and cottages associated with the woollen cloth industry and pioneering rubber industry.
- A message from the Chairman of Bradford on Avon Museum Society
- More about Bradford on Avon
- The Villages of the Bradford Hundred
- More about the Museum
- The Museum’s Collection
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