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We are supported by Chiseldon Parish Council who provided the venue for our museum.

Chiseldon Local History Group

Chiseldon Local History Group was formed to record and preserve objects and information related to the Parish of Chiseldon and where possible to make this
available to the public either through publications or in our museum.

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Replica Chiseldon cauldron

Finding the cauldrons

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As it might have looked

Our museum is now closed for the 2023 season.
It will re-open in spring 2024 with exciting new exhibits.


Our next meeting is on Wednesday, 15 November 2023 in Holy Cross Church Hall at 7.30pm when the subject is ‘Who did discover Australia?’ presented by Geoff King. Indigenous peoples have lived in Australia for tens of thousands of years. There are, however, competing claims for ‘discovery’ from the western perspective. Was it Captain Cook? Was it Abel Tasman? Or other Dutch explorers such as Willem Janszoon or Francisco Pelseart? Come along and listen to the stories about each claimant.



Our 2024 CALENDAR, featuring pictures of historic houses in Chiseldon, Badbury and Hodson
taken by local photographer Claire Parsons,
is now on sale in Oakley Spar and Cameo Hair Salon.
They can be ordered by emailing us on
They will also be available to buy at our 15 November 2023 meeting. Cost £5.

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If you enjoy history, particularly local history, why not join Chiseldon Local History Group! Come and join one of our meetings in Holy Cross Church Hall, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN at 7.30pm on the third Wednesday of each month (except for August and December).
Annual membership is £20. If you are a visitor, there is a charge of £5 per meeting.

For our programme of speakers, please see Programme page.

For a list of books and pamphlets for sale please see our Publications page.

During the months of April to September you can visit our museum in the
Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN,
which is open on Saturday afternoons from 2pm until 4pm.
Entry is free of charge and the building is wheelchair accessible.


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