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 and themes 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.
The Museum is open on Saturdays during the warmer months. We weren't open in 2020 or 2021 but we hope to re-open in Spring 2022 on a date to be confirmed. We can also make arrangements to open at different times for groups by prior arrangement.
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 A346 Marlborough Road,
The Patriots Arms in Chiseldon or The Bakers Arms in Badbury.
The Museum is in The Old Chapel, Butts Road, Chiseldon, SN4 0NN.