In 2024, Malmesbury will play host to a bumper programme of events to mark the 1100th anniversary of the accession of King Athelstan – who has a very special relationship with the town.
Athelstan 1100 is a major not for profit community commemoration and celebration of an important part of Malmesbury’s history and the history of England.
Athelstan Museum will host a major exhibition highlighting the life of Athelstan, the world in which he lived and his relationship to Malmesbury. There will even be a Tea Time talk exploring where he (or his name!) can be found in the toen today.
This web page will follow the steps on this significant undertaking.
Here are members of Museum Exhibition team taking part of the first Athelstan 1100 photo shoot.