One of our most important activities is the Research Group which has found out so much about the area over many years.


It also enabled another website for the information in the Abergavenny Street Survey.


Many Books and leaflets have followed, as well as journal articles to make the information public.


Research is also the basis for the Walks around the historic town with its many Plaques.

Abergavenny Local History Society membership is open to all and costs £15 per person per year.


Ken Murphy from Dyfed Archaeology Trust will talk about Medieval Bodies found at Whitesands

on Wednesday January 26th at 7.30pm  via Zoom. 


  Join or rejoin now to receive the information 



We usually provide a series of lectures and visits for our members, but due to this year’s Covid restrictions our lectures have been provided via Zoom and it has only been possible to organise one visit.


The revised edition of Discovering Abergavenny: Archaeology and History by Frank Olding is available now. See Books and Leaflets for how to get your copy.


What else? Look at the Menu on the left!



From May or June to September, we visit places of historical interest.


How to book?

A list is sent out to members in January and details are also shown on the Visits page.


Book as soon as you can as places are allocated as they are received, although there are sometimes cancellations later. You need to be a member to book.

















Waiting to go into Kelmscott House 2019












We usually meet here:   


The Borough Theatre

Market Hall, Cross Street Abergavenny NP7 5HD


Visitors to the area can attend any lecture at the theatre. If you come more than once, please take out membership.

The Membership desk, Publications and Floodlighting Sponsorship are available from shortly after 7.00pm.

The bar is open in the foyer. There is also information about the society, future events and other people's events.

The Borough Theatre is due to re-open in 2022.

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