Kington Museum is currently closed until Tuesday April 10th 2018
Our opening hours are Tuesday and Thursdays, 10.30am - 4.00pm
and Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10.30am - 1.00pm
Tel 01544 231748
Kington Museum is found in the market town of Kington, Herefordshire. The town is 19 miles north west of Hereford and close to the Welsh border.
There has been a settlement here for over a 1000 years, as Kington was situated on the route taken by drovers who crossed the nearby Hergest Ridge the town grew in importance as a market and still has a livestock market on Thursdays. It's location, history and topography have fashioned the town into the centre it now is and this is reflected in the museum and it's displays.
The museum has several new displays for 2017 along with some old favourites. Come and discover how Kington came to be, from the first fossils and finds, Kington's rich farming heritage, the model railway, Kington Tramway, Meredith's Foundry, the war years, Kington Camp, shops and trades, toys and schooldays ...........and our elephant!
Please come along and have a look around. Entrance is free and all are welcome.
The Photographic Archive
We are at present digitalising most of our photos that we have stored, so that it they can be searched for and downloaded. If you require a larger print of any photo you see, do not hesitate to contact the museum and we will supply a copy for you in return for a small fee.
The museum is delighted to announce that we have many postcards on sale within our facility. Prices start from 50p per postcard.
Farming and Ploughing
The museum has a display of farming implements and ploughs, a selection of photographs, beautiful handmade smocks and memorabilia portraying farming life around Kington.
Read more on the Farming page.