The Museum is Now Open

Displaying an amazing collage made by our local crafters to commemorate Ella Mary Leather, our all new displays includes finds from the Big Weobley Dig, so do come along and see more of the fascinating history of Weobley. We're open every Monday from 10.00am through to 1.00pm and Thursdays from 2.00 pm to 5.00pm.

Thank you to our very special volunteer Stewards and coordinator who help us keep the museum open.

Volunteers cataloguing historic Weobley scrapbooks to help with family history and historic events searching in future. 

Test pits dug in the gardens behind dwellings in Broad Street and Bell Square revealed a rich mixture of historic fragments, some clearly medieval in origin.

About the Museum

Standing on the site formerly occupied by the village police station and court, our museum is a showcase of special exhibits on timber-framing and how half-timbered houses were built.

The museum maintains historical archives for Weobley, including old photographs and historical documents along with several old maps of the area. See a display on Weobley Castle and exhibits of traditional farming tools.

You can enjoy historical items discovered by a local metal detectorist, and a display on the life and career of Ella Mary Leather, author of 'Folklore of Herefordshire'. 

A focus of the museum is to show how local people lived and worked in Weobley over the past 200 years. See a hot-water carrier used by the servants at Garnstone Castle and items from the Weobley Workhouse, where poor people found a home but had to work hard for their keep.

Research at Weobley Museum

The museum holds various documents that may be useful for local and family history research including details of monumental inscriptions in the parish church and churchyard, extracts from local trade directories and transcripts of some Weobley parish registers and accounts. If you would like to see any of these please ask the volunteer steward on duty. We do not have a photocopier in the museum but can usually arrange to take any copies that you want later and post them on to you.

Many of the documents that we hold are not on open access due to lack of space. If the steward can’t answer your enquiry immediately please leave your contact details and details of your enquiry so that one of our curators can get in touch with you to see if we can help you.