Museums And Art Galleries
If you love history and art, then be sure to visit the following museums and art galleries while visiting Wye Valley.
The stylish late 18th Century town hall, below the town, opposite the Castle parking area is home to the award-winning Chepstow Museum. The museum's displays mirror the development of Chepstow. This town was once an essential port and bustling market community. The displays reveal the growth and decline of the port with its valuable wine and hardwood professions. Shipbuilding and salmon angling and numerous various other facets of Chepstow's life are shown. These are shown in creative displays which regain an essence of the original scenes.
Nelson Museum, Monmouth
The background of the ancient Wye Valley market community is highlighted in screens in the very same building. Charles Stuart Rolls, co-founder of Rolls-Royce, lived near Monmouth. His exploits in balloons, very early motor cars and planes are also seen in the History Center. Discover the beginnings of the collection. Find out about the life, loves, death and commemoration of the renowned admiral. View this via displays of weapons, images, great ceramics, silver and glass, ships versions and letters.
Monmouth Castle and Regimental Museum
The gallery's display concentrates on the Militia system, and the regiments relate to the powerful Dukes of Beaufort. These were the regional gentry of Monmouth town. The Regimental Colours and the Freedoms of communities are on sight. This shows the Regiment's service in the Militia and the Boer War and in both World Wars, and more recent wars.