Bradford on Avon Museum

… is a small volunteer-run museum of the natural and historical 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.

“It is possible to spend a good deal of time in Bradford without wasting any of it”  The Shell Guide to Wiltshire.

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.

It should not be confused with another woollen cloth town- Bradford, Yorkshire.




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