In 1973 the History Society assumed the care of artefacts from the Town Council,
including Victor Manley’s collection of local fossils, Harold Dewey’s Collection
of documents and many items held for the benefit of the people of Warminster. The
Society set up a museum in the Sexton’s cottage at the rear of the Chapel of St Lawrence.
In 1982 the Museum moved to the present Library building
where it has a display area, storeroom and offices.
Only a proportion of its items can be on display at any one time, but items from
the Museum storeroom can be studied by arrangement with the museum staff. Displays
are changed on a regular basis, and special events in local and national history
Displays and conservation work are paid for by the History Society, and all work
is undertaken by Society members.
Items on display in the Museum area of the Public Library can be viewed during Library