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Opening Times

Purton Cricket Club Exhibtion Currently on Display Now
Date for Museum re opening: To be Advised
'Although the Museum is temporarily closed due to COVID19, the Purton Cricket Club Bicentenary Exhibition will remain in place ready to view when the museum re-opens.  After reopening, ample time will be allocated for this important new exhibition to be viewed'.
 
The Cricket Club bicentenary exhibition will be opened on 28/03/2020 at 10am by
Mr. Malcolm Morrison, a consultant at The Great Western Hospital, who played cricket for Purton during the 1960's. 
Location 
1 High Street Purton,Swindon
SN5 4AA 
Usual Opening Hours
Wednesday 2 - 5pm
Saturday 10 - 12.30pm
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February 5, 2019

Saturday 6th October, 10am - 12:30pm

Purton Museum is proud to present our ambitious exhibition dedicated to commemorating Purton in World War 1.

We would like to thank everyone who has reached out and lent us personal artefacts so we could make this exhibition possible.

We have a mixture of Wiltshire at War information boards throughout the duration of the

exhibition and have been involved in a Wiltshire Armistice project which has granted us the gift of a tablet, giving this project an interactive...

January 1, 2019

Bob Lloyd has  been very helpful and he continues to be invaluable with his expertise involving the Golden Chapter which will be on display throughout Spring.

An important piece of history from the village, it has been recently under conservation. Removed from the Church

The Golden Chapter is a memorial book which records 55 names for those who died and 174 survivors.

Dr John Belt has also been helping and over seeing its conservation and it will be available to view  when the museum opens again...

December 1, 2018

Wiltshire does its bit, Is an interesting traveling exhibition documenting the home front in World War 1 in the Wiltshire area. 

Yesterday the Purton Amateur Dramatics Society depicted life in Purton in a series of re-enactments, followed by cake, tea and a talk in the Village Hall. 

November 5, 2018

The Call to Arms is the first of five touring displays produced by the Wiltshire at War project, which each tell a different chapter of the story of life in Wiltshire during the First World War.

This first part of the Wiltshire at War exhibition explores Wiltshire’s immediate response to the First World War through the mobilisation of troops and the development of camps and airfields all across Salisbury Plain. It presents the stories of Wiltshire people; from the men and boys who answered the fi...

November 1, 2018

On the actual morning we had a great turn out with almost 30 visitor names in the book, (however I suspect even more wondered through during this time.) We were very fortunate to have a visit from the descendants of Mervyn Richardson, a solider killed in action on the 19th of March in 1916, exactly one hundred years before and whom one of the poppies on display commemorates.

The wonderful poignant commemorative poppies will be on display until September, and I think they make quite an impact in...

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