We’re Recruiting! – Learning & Outreach Apprentice

February 10, 2021 | Education, Learning and Outreach, Vacancies | David Birks | No comment

We are recruiting for a Learning and Outreach Apprentice to join the Trowbridge Museum team! 

18 Month Fixed Term Contract  
30 hours per week, Tuesday – Friday

£4.30 per hour (£129.00 per week) for all apprentices under 19 years old, or if over the age of 19 and in their first year of their apprenticeship. After turning 19 and having completed the first year of the apprenticeship, salary will be £17,842 (Scale Point 1) per annum, pro rata.

Closing Date: Wednesday, 24th February 2021 at 10.00am

Proposed Interview Date:  Wednesday 3rd March 2021

Proposed Start Date: 1st April 2021.

The main purpose of this role is:

Support the Learning and Outreach Officer in the delivery of an exciting and challenging programme of school (and other) workshops, Saturday and holiday workshops, and reminiscence sessions, as well as leading some activities when appropriate.

To ensure that children, young people and adults are encouraged to participate in the activities that the Museum offers, and that they receive varied, exciting and challenging learning opportunities.

The successful candidate will be required to complete Maths and English assessments at Wiltshire College. Confirmation of appointment will be subject to passing these assessments.

On completion of your apprenticeship, the successful candidate will gain a Level 3 Cultural Learning and Participation Officer Apprenticeship

In return, Trowbridge Town Council offers a generous pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of 19.7%,  22 days annual leave pro rata, plus 2 local days and a wide range of training and development opportunities.

View the full job description and person specification.

Should you wish to apply, please complete the attached Application Form.

You are also requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Form. This will remain confidential and will not be considered when making an appointment. All information you supply, including your application, will be stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

To view Trowbridge Town Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy, please click here.

Once you have completed both forms, please email them to varsha.rickitt@trowbridge.gov.uk or post to The Civic Centre, St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8AH.

If you have any questions relating to the role, please speak to David Birks on 01225 751339.

Please be aware, we do not accept CVs.


Join Our Crowdfunder Project to Restore Two 1920’s Flapper Dresses

December 2, 2020 | Education, Learning and Outreach, What's On | David Birks | No comment

Save the dress that means freedom!    

Your donation will help us to shine a spotlight on this side of Trowbridge life and to explore and share the stories of two exquisitely beaded 1920’s Flapper Dresses from our collection: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/restoration-of-two-1920s-flapper-dresses

When we think of the roaring 1920s our minds lindy hop back to glamour looks, cool cats and smoky jazz bars.
Nothing evokes this image more than the iconic flapper dress.

However, we think of these dresses as more than just a risqué fashion movement…

Following centuries of long clothing and living in a male dominated society, many women had their first taste of freedom following the first world war. Men were away fighting for the country and it was time for women to show their strength and resilience.

With the men returning, these women were not going to give their new sense of freedom and power up. They wanted their voices heard!

Inspired by the spirit of jazz, the younger generation felt free, they swapped the Foxtrot for the Charleston and ditched restrictive corsets for boxy, shorter dresses.
They were proving that their worth was more than a shapely figure.

Inspired by these women, we are looking to restore our fabulous flapper dresses to their former glory. Sharing them with you!

For us they symbolize a generation of strength, unity after the great war and the freedom enjoyed in Trowbridge.

What we need to do:

Both of the dresses we want to restore are in our Morrison collection. A collection from a local family (Bratton), and both are heavily beaded or sequined on silk. They are likely to have been worn at The Town Hall in Trowbridge, or the woolpack pub (formally Court Hall, now Mastershoe)


Silk is notorious for becoming fragile with age, and because of this, these dresses now cannot be lifted from the box without being caused further damage.


The repairs will be made by a professional textile conservator, and will provide the dresses with support and stability so they can be displayed in the future.

Help us to restore these wonderful creations back to their former glory for everyone to enjoy: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/restoration-of-two-1920s-flapper-dresses.

We are very grateful for any donation you can make towards our project, thank you for supporting us.

COVID-19 Update

March 19, 2020 | Children and Young People, Education, Learning and Outreach, Exhibitions, Things to do, Uncategorised, What's On | David Birks | No comment

Dear Museum Supporter,

Due to the ongoing situation with coronavirus/COVID-19 we have decided to cancel our activities and events programme for March, April and May. Activities and events planned for June onwards and are still due to take place but this may change over the coming weeks. This includes all schools workshops, guided walks, holiday activities and the Not In A Pub Quiz. The Shires Shopping Centre have not cancelled the activities we were due to run for them at present but this may well change in the near future – please see the Shires Shopping Centre website for up-to-date information.

We will try our best to to keep you updated via the website and our social media platforms.

Kind regards,

Trowbridge Museum


Learning and Outreach at Trowbridge Museum

March 22, 2018 | Children and Young People, Education, Learning and Outreach | David Birks | No comment

Trowbridge Museum offers a high quality learning and outreach service for a range of users including schools and colleges, care and residential homes, children’s groups and we offer a year round programme of history, textiles, art and craft sessions, holiday activities for children and families and talks, memory sessions and craft morning for adults, older people and adults with various disabilities. You can download our latest information leaflet here.

From June 2018 the Museum will be closed to the public whilst it undergoes the Onwards and Upwards (more…)

Adult Arts and Crafts

February 9, 2017 | Education, Learning and Outreach, Things to do, What's On | admin | No comment

Our new brochure detailing our spring/summer 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, macrame and drawing. Booking is very straightforward – just go to www.ticketsource.co.uk/trowbridgemuseum. You can download a pdf of the brochure here – Spring/Summer Arts and Craft Brochure


Calling all teachers – Your Museum Needs You

April 19, 2013 | Education, Learning and Outreach, What's On | admin | No comment

As part of our Audience Development Plan for the relocation project we want to find out teachers want from the new museum. As a result we have put together a short survey and are inviting teachers to (more…)

Mouse Tweaking

August 21, 2012 | Children and Young People, Education, Learning and Outreach, Interactives, Things to do, What's On | admin | No comment

Hello fellow Mousehunters,

we’ve changed the mouse hunt a little bit. Instead of two separate mouse hunt sheets, we have combined the two into one sheet – you can still choose to do the Mini Mouse Hunt or the Big Mouse Hunt – and (more…)


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