The Old Bell is a sixteenth century inn converted into a local history museum by theMontgomery Civic Society and run by volunteers.

There are eleven rooms which display and illustrate the long social and civic history of the ancient County Town of Montgomeryshire.

There are permanent exhibitions relating to the medieval and Norman castles and their archaeological excavations with excellent scale models of both.

Two rooms are devoted to the Workhouse and the Cambrian Railway.

A small room in the museum has been restored to demonstrate the various methods of construction in this half timbered building.

The museum is Situated in Arthur Street near to the Town Hall and is an independent museum and was officially awarded"Accreditation" status by the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) on 26th February 2009.

Read "Behind the Scenes at the museum"

Past Exhibition(s) at the Museum

Tina Gilmore
1 - 7 August 2014

Tilly Tea Dance
July 2014

Tina Gilmore August 2011
"Expect the Unexpected"
Assemblage Art

April 2013
Three Artists
Felt, Handwoven Rugs and Jewellery

Opening Times1st April (or Easter) to 30th September
1.30pm - 5.00 pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
(every day in August)
10:30am - 5.00pm Saturdays & Bank Holidays

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