The Italianate building was built as a Literary and Scientific Institute in 1865 for John Sinkins. The architect was J Hine and it was built by the company Carr and Pickford. It is a Grade II listed building. It houses a collection of local history and has a particular important collection of artefacts from the bronze foundry of J.W.Singer. A Cockey lamp is on show, with its art nouveau style; more than 60 can still be seen around the town. (Edward Cockey (1781–1860) was an industrial entrepreneur in Frome, Somerset, England, descended from a local family of metalworkers.) Wikipedia
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11 thoughts on “Frome Museum”
Looks worth a visit.
Reminds me of New York’s Flatiron Building (which came later).
It is many years (1982) since I visited Frome while staying with friends in Castle Cary about 15 miles away. I certainly don’t recall that unusual building.
Best wishes, Pete. x
It’s right next to the road to the main car-park. We thought we might like Frome, and expected a river walk, but we couldn’t find one and we didn’t like the town, then again it was a dull, damp day. Had a good coffee though!
The lamps look lovely, but I don’t recall seeing them in the town.
What a beautiful building. Is it as gorgeous on the inside?
It was closed.
It’s an interesting building!
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