In 2003 the Parish Council approached Chiseldon Local History Group with a suggestion to use a redundant chapel in Butts Road as a village museum. The group gratefully accepted, and in August 2004 the museum was opened by Phil Harding of Wessex Archaeology and 'Time Team'.
The museum contains a comprehensive range of photographs and objects relating to the village, with updated displays each year.
The Chiseldon Cauldron is on display - a replica of one of 17 Iron Age cauldrons found in a field near Chiseldon and now being restored in The British Museum. The replica was made by Hector Cole MBE, a renowned blacksmith who specialises in reproducing ancient objects using the techniques of the time.
We would be very interested in any photos, cuttings, recordings or other memorabilia for our exhibitions. We copy these memorabilia and return the originals.
In 2018, the Museum will open on Saturday, April 14th. It will then open every Saturday afternoon until the end of September. We also welcome groups of up to 25 people who may wish to visit at other times between April and October. Opening hours: 2 pm to 4 pm. Entry is free.
Please note that there are no toilet facilities or refreshments available in the museum. The nearest facilities are in The Plough Inn, the Esso garage and the Three Trees Farm Shop and Café on the main A346 Marlborough Road, or The Bakers Arms in Badbury and The Patriot's Arms in Chiseldon.
The Museum is in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN, just off the A346, half a mile south of Junction 15 of the M4. For the location in Google maps, click here.