Thursday Night Talks

January 19, 2018 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Discover the story of Trowbridge in a short series of evening talks

Thursday Night Talks

Join the Museum’s Learning and Outreach Officer for a short series of three talks on Thursday evenings covering various aspects of the Town’s history. The first talk – A History of Trowbridge – takes place on 8th February and will be followed by 1000 Years of Warp and Weft on the 19th April and Trowbridge Spitfires on the 24th May. The talks will draw on images and objects from the Museum’s collections and there will be items to handle from the handling collection. The second talk includes a short demonstration on the hand loom. Each talk costs just £7 and includes (more…)


November 30, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

We would like to thank all those people who have bought lottery tickets in the last year and so contributed to the funding for our Onwards and Upwards expansion project. We are taking part in the national #ThanksToYou Heritage Lottery Fund event which means that from 12th to the 15th December you can pop into the Museum and receive a free thank you gift pack. The week will culminate in the opportunity of a free tour on 15th December of the upper floor of the Museum that the HLF are helping to us to develop into a truly unique Museum space. The tour is between 4:30- 5:30pm and will include wine and nibbles, so do pop along and enjoy the amazing views of the townscape.

Terms and Conditions

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for up to one family of six on the tour.
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free tour, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • The offer is valid on 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th December for the gift pack and 15th December at 4:30pm for the tour.
  • Trowbridge Museum has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

For more information email

Not In A Pub Quiz 2018

November 17, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Take part in Trowbridge Museum's 2018 Not In A Pub Quiz

Not In A Pub Quiz 2018

The next Not In A Pub Quiz takes place on Sunday 11th march, 7.30 – 9.30 (doors open at 7pm), at Leykers in White Hart Yard. The quiz takes place on the second Sunday of each month on the 11/03, 08/04, 13/05, 10/06, 08/07, 09/09, 14/10, 18/11 and 09/12 (There is no quiz in August). There will be 6 rounds (including music) of random and scrupulously fact-checked questions, plus a picture round. The cost is just £2.50 per person, which includes a donation to the Mayor’s charity, and you can (more…)

Christmas Craft Workshops

November 15, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

We still have some places left on the Creative Christmas Cards printmaking workshop on Saturday 18th November and Felted Christmas Cards on Saturday 25th November – Book Now! Don’t miss our new 2018 programme of craft workshops and talks – pick up a brochure mid-December.

Creative Christmas Cards

Father Christmas at Trowbridge Town Hall

November 15, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Trowbridge Museum’s traditional Father Christmas will be settling into his charming Christmas grotto at the Town Hall for three days of Christmas magic in November and December. As well as meeting Father Christmas and receiving a special Christmas gift there will be stories read by his Victorian helpers and the Victorian photographer will make sure you have some old-fashioned pictures to take home. There is also a simple Christmas craft to complete your visit.

You can meet Father Christmas on Saturday 25th November, Saturday 16th December and Saturday 23rd December. If you’d like to book a visit it costs just £10 per child and you can book at Town Hall Arts. Father Christmas has set aside some sessions for SEN children and their families – check out Town Hall Arts for full details.

Visit Father Christmas at Trowbridge Town Hall

Father Christmas at Trowbridge Town Hall

Consultant Opportunities with Trowbridge Museum

October 26, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Trowbridge Museum is looking for a Project Manager and Evaluation Consultant as part of our ‘Onwards and Upwards’ Museum Expansion Project. For full Briefs and Job Specifications as well as details on how to apply please click the links below.



Not In A Pub Quiz – 10th December

October 7, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Get your brains into gear for the final Trowbridge Museum “Not In A Pub Quiz” on Sunday 10th December – 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Leykers Coffee House in White Hart Yard. November winners were Ritson’s Rejects with 47.5 points stretching their lead at the top. It costs £2.50 per person on the night. Doors open at 7pm, or just afterwards!

Look out for details of more Not In A Pub Quiz quizzes in 2018 – starting Sunday 11th February.

Its official: Onwards and Upwards!

October 5, 2017 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Our £2.4 million expansion plans were given a significant boost this week with a National Lottery grant of £1,172,500. This was the biggest grant to be awarded in Wiltshire.

Trowbridge has a rich and rare townscape built upon the manufacturing of West of England woollen cloth…Now Lottery funding is set to conserve the historic building, expand gallery space and create new facilities for visitors including a lift and library and learning space. Displays will be reimagined and the textile heritage of other buildings will be told through a new app.


Nerys Watts, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund South West, said, ‘Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, we’re delighted to support Trowbridge Museum as it begins an exciting new chapter in telling the story of the town and its fascinating heritage. As well as conserving the historic Home Mill, this project will transform the way collections are displayed, improve access for people of all ages and create vital new community and learning space’.

Trowbridge Museum News

February 7, 2017 | Uncategorised | admin | No comment


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Tues – Fri: 10am – 4pm;
Sat: 10am – 4.30pm
Closed: Sun, Mon and Bank Holidays
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LocationTrowbridge Museum
The Shires Shopping Centre
Court Street
BA14 8AT

Thank you to Trowbridge Camera Club
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