The Museum

The Museum is closed until further notice. Due to the latest Government advice


Our museum is located in the heart of Marlborough. Our principal collection involves local artifacts and ephemera much of which was donated by the local Free, Hillier and Neate families, among others. However, our new museum is also the recipient of additional and varied collections, involving postal history, scouting, transportation and agriculture, taking the visitor on a journey through time and charting the development of Marlborough and the wider district.

The Merchants House Trust agreed to set up a Marlborough Museum as part of their commitment to the Town. Over many years, items of local interest from the surrounding areas have been collected and stored in readiness for this day. The collection seeks to cover the history of the town and its villages beginning in the 18th century and going up to the period following the second world war.

In 2017 the Trust received a very generous donation that allowed this project to get off the ground. The Trust then matched the costs going forward to create the Marlborough Museum.

A few questions for you?

Why did Marlborough tick?

Two Boys? Two Girls? Or ?

Can you name this Pelham Puppet?

What's this used for?

Have YOU lost your bike?