Sports and Games Memory Day

July 30, 2021 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Sports and Games Community Memory Day: Saturday 31st July, 10.00 – 2.30
If you have memories, stories pictures and memorabilia of sports and games in Trowbridge then why not share them at our community memory day. Whether you played netball at school, supported Trowbridge FC through their highs and lows or simply enjoyed a summer splash in the open air pool we’d love to hear them.

Drop in any time between 10.00 and 2.30 and ask for David.

Behind the Scenes Tour

July 6, 2021 | What's On | David Birks | No comment

Fri 27th August 2021, 4pm

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of our recently redeveloped museum. Tickets cost £25 per person with light refreshments.

Trowbridge Museum, Trowbridge, BA14 8AT

Booking is essential, please pre-book via Ticketsource or call 01225751339.

Out of Hours Visit and Talk

July 6, 2021 | What's On | David Birks | No comment

Fri 20th August 2021, 4pm

Experience the museum out of hours, and enjoy a talk from the team about the museum displays and the journey of our ‘Onwards and Upwards redevelopment project.

Tickets cost £15 per person.

Booking is essential, please pre-book via Ticketsource or call 01225751339.

Tickets to visit Trowbridge Museum are available NOW!

April 26, 2021 | What's On | David Birks | No comment

Tickets to visit Trowbridge Museum are available NOW!

Book here:

Book now for our Community Launch on Saturday 22nd May, or to visit in our first week of reopening from Monday 24th May. See the results of our Heritage Lottery funded project and experience our brand new displays and interactive activities.

The Community Launch will be a celebration of the redevelopment journey we have been through, with an introduction from our team, goody bags for visitors and our fantastic volunteers on hand to bring the history of Trowbridge to life!

Due to government restrictions, visitors must pre-book an entry time. All members of your party must have a ticket, including children. Entry slots are completely free to book, and are available every 20 minutes. Space will be limited so we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

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 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.


Not In A Pub Quiz – 2021

January 15, 2021 | Things to do, What's On | David Birks | No comment

Our popular online quiz returns in February with more cryptic clues, challenging questions and puzzling pictures. They take place on the second Sunday of the month, start at 8pm and last just over an hour. You can access the quiz via the Museum’s Facebook page, or the questions can be emailed to players that aren’t on Facebook – please let us know in advance.

You can play as a single person or a team with family and friends via Zoom, WhatsAp, whatever suits you. The winning team are awarded a picture of a trophy for their efforts and this year there’ll be a wooden spoon for the team in last place.

The questions are posted up one round at a time and you simply write your answers down at home and mark them and tot up the score at the end, and obviously, let the quizmaster know your score. There’s no need to show your answers, it’s all done completely on trust!

This year we are inviting players to pay a voluntary entry fee – £10 per individual/£15 per team – for all 10 quizzes – if you feeling generous you can pay online via Ticketsource. Many thanks if you do!

The quiz dates for 2021 are:

  • Sunday, 14th February, 8pm
  • Sunday, 14th March, 8pm
  • Sunday 11th April, 8pm
  • Sunday 16th May, 8pm*
  • Sunday 13th June, 8pm
  • Sunday 11th July, 8pm
  • Sunday 12th September, 8pm
  • Sunday 10th October, 8pm
  • Sunday 14th November, 8pm
  • Sunday 12th December, 8pm

*Please note that May’s quiz is the third Sunday and there is no quiz in August.

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:

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:

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

August Holiday Crafts

August 11, 2020 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Creative Christmas Cards

We are back!!! We’ve teamed up with Trowbridge Town Hall and are running a couple of craft activities in the Sensory Garden:

  • Tuesday 25th August, timed sessions from 10.30 – 3.30: Make Your Mark – printing, decorating on t-shirts, tote bags, etc.
  • Thursday 27th August, timed sessions from 10.30 – 3.30: Working With Wool – something that involves wool – maybe felting, maybe braiding, maybe weaving – who knows?

Each session is 45 minutes and places are limited therefore must be booked in advance via the Trowbridge Town Hall events page – they’re free but a donation is suggested. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Sessions are designed to comply with Covid-19 guidance so there’ll be lots of wiping down tables, social distancing and absolutely no borrowing scissors from the neighbouring table.

Not In A Pub Quiz – Online Edition

June 9, 2020 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Not In A Pub Quiz is back on Sunday 14th June starting at 8pm, following the success of May’s online edition which was won by Ritson’s Rejects. They won this stunning trophy… (more…)

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



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