Current Exhibition



Bromyard Gala


The Local & Family History Centre

opening hours:

Thursday & Friday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 4.30pm

Saturday 10am – 12.30pm

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Bromyard Gala began in 1967 by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the attractions of the town that potential visitors would miss if they used the newly built A44 by-pass. Local traders took stands to advertise their wares and local citizens took part in various games to reveal their skills!

Over the years the Gala took on the role of promoting country pursuits and became a regular fixture in the world of the steam enthusiast. The historical perspective developed with displays of vintage vehicles, entertainments began to be brought in as chief feature in the main arena.


Most people like dressing up once in a while, especially children, and so the parade of carnival floats and a fancy dress competition have been an integral part of the Gala since its inception.

Community groups, work colleagues or even a bunch of neighbours would spend days and weeks making costumes and decorating vehicles of all sizes and description ready for the big day. If ever there was a case of taking part being more important than winning then the Bromyard Gala Carnival is it.