The History of Malmesbury Twinning Exhibition - Athelstan Museum

The History of Malmesbury Twinning Exhibition - Athelstan Museum



There is an exhibition in the Athelstan Museum about the history and origins of Twinning in Malmesbury. 

From the beginnings in 1954 as a Youth Exchange between Niebull and Malmesbury to the present day with a French Twin Town (Gien) and two Friendship links with Malmesbury South Africa and Bad Hersfeld in Germany (celebrating the the historical link via Lulus, a monk who studied at Malmesbury Abbey)

The exhibition includes gifts and artefacts presented to the town over the last almost 70 years and will be in place for a couple of months.

There is no charge for access to the exhibition or our fantastic museum.

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A wonderful place to visit with a wealth of attractions right on the doorstep.


Malmesbury is a beautiful town to visit in its own right and attractions include the jewel in our crown being Malmesbury Abbey, the fabulous Abbey House Gardens, and Malmesbury’s 15th century Market Cross.

For more than two and a half millennia successive generations have populated this hilltop, which forms the centre of the community we now call Malmesbury.


Town Hall, Cross Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 9BZ

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