The future of the museum project continues to move forwards at a pace with Bristol based architects ‘Architecton’ being appointed to bring our fantastic vision to life.
They will work with us on our application to the Heritage Lottery Fund and have a great track record of working on historic buildings and museums. We are very much looking forward to our partnership with them and to bringing you the kind of museum that this community deserves! There will be plenty of chances for you to tell us what you want in the new Museum so exciting times ahead…
what are we up to? … over the next three years. Let us know what you think?
Developing the museum in Trowbridge’s last working woollen cloth mill
Trowbridge was the centre of the West of England woollen cloth industry and has had a connection with weaving for a thousand years. We produced high quality cloth for the Empress of Russia and America in the eighteenth century, the British, French, Belgian and American forces, including General Pershing in the First World War, Queen Mary, Edward VIII and our current Queen Elizabeth II, as well as sixties fashion icons BIBA and Mary Quant.
The Museum is housed in what was the last working woollen cloth mill, Home Mills which closed in 1982. We are looking to expand into the floor above and once again produce high quality cloth within this wonderful building that represents the unique heritage of Trowbridge.
We will be looking to apply to the HLF in May 2015 and will keep you updated with the project as it progresses.