Not In A Pub Quiz 2018

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

Following a successful series of 4 quizzes in the the autumn our challenging Not In A Pub Quiz returns on the 11th February 2018, 7.30 – 9.30 (doors open at 7pm), at Leykers in White Hart Yard. Format will be the same as 2017 with 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 reserve a table here. Everyone is welcome, teams maximum of six players, and don’t forget a to think of a good team name. There will be league standings published each month but you don’t have to take part in every quiz. Just pop along and enjoy yourself.

The winners receive a cash prize, plus anything else we can get our hands on. Bag of sweets for the team in last place!

Leyker’s is great venue with very friendly staff, great coffee, even greater ales and good food. Enormous thanks to Tracey and Graham for providing the venue.

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’.

Not In A Pub Quiz at Leykers

August 9, 2017 | What's On | admin | No comment

Get your brains into gear for the next Trowbridge Museum “Not In A Pub Quiz” on Sunday 8th October – 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Leykers Coffee House in White Hart Yard. B6, who won the first quiz, have a narrow lead at the top of the league with several teams in hot pursuit.  They won a magnificent £60 plus some VIP invites to the Civic Open Mic night – the more players the bigger the prize pot.

The third quizzes will be on the 12th November and and the final one on the 10th December when the league winners will be announced. It costs £2.50 per person on the night or you can book a team for £12 per quiz, or the remaining three nights for the bargain price of £33. Doors open at 7pm and the bar will be open – phew!

To reserve a place for your team go to

Onwards & Upwards – Creating a New Museum at Home Mill Trowbridge

July 22, 2017 | What's On | admin | No comment

Situated in its last working woollen mill in Trowbridge which closed in 1982, Trowbridge Museum tells the rich and varied story of the town, its people and the development and manufacture of its famous and high quality West of England woollen cloth.
Building upon 25 years of success, the museum has embarked on a development project to create a unique heritage attracation in the centre of Trowbridge and indeed the West of England.
The total cost of the development is £2,595,600.

In addition to a development grant of £100,000, the Heritage Lottery Fund has ring-fenced another £975,000 towards the expansion on the condition that we raise the remainder.
Trowbridge Town Council is providing matched funding of £1,053,850 towards the capital project and we have already received pledges and in-kind support for £289,800

We therefore have an outstanding cash shortfall of £176,950 and we are seeking support from others who share our vision.
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New Adult Workshop Programme

June 21, 2017 | What's On | admin | No comment

Our new programme of adult arts and craft workshops is out now. There are lots of great workshops to have a go at, all very affordable and no doubt very enjoyable. You can learn a variety of different art and craft skills including weaving, printmaking, felting, netting and crocheting. Booking is very straightforward – just go to

Saturday 24th June – Museum Closed

June 10, 2017 | What's On | admin | No comment

We apologise for any inconvenience – Trowbridge Museum will be closed on Saturday 24th of June.
Fear not, you can still come and visit us to learn about Trowbridge’s fantastic involvement in WW2 at Armed forces weekend in Trowbridge Town Park.
Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th June.


Phone01225 751339

EmailFor Museum expansion project:

For general enquiries:

Tues – Fri: 10am – 4pm;
Sat: 10am – 4.30pm
Closed: Sun, Mon and Bank Holidays
Free to enter

LocationTrowbridge Museum
The Shires Shopping Centre
Court Street
BA14 8AT

Thank you to Trowbridge Camera Club
for images used throughout the website