Chepstow Museum

Southeast Wales

Housed in an 18th-century town house just across the road from the castle, this small, child-friendly museum covers Chepstow's industrial and social history. A collection of 18th- and 19th-century prints and drawings reflects the area's importance to early tourists and students of the picturesque.

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