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

 

New Jobs at Trowbridge Museum

October 8, 2019 | Uncategorised | admin | No comment

We are inviting applications for two new full time posts at Trowbridge Museum as part of our Onwards and Upwards expansion project. The two new roles – Marketing and Events Officer, and Retail and Income Generation Officer – are funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund for two years.

For full details and an application form go to the Trowbridge Town Council jobs page.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th October.

New NHLF Funded Posts

October 4, 2019 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Trowbridge Museum is inviting applications for two new posts – Marketing and Events Officer and Retail and Income Generation Officer – to start in the New Year. They have been funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, as part of the Onwards and Upwards expansion project. Full details and an application form can be obtained from Trowbridge Town Council’s jobs page as well as clicking on the links. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 15th October.

Museum Marketing and Events Officer

2 Year Fixed Term Contract
37 hours per week, on a rota basis to include evenings and weekends
£22,462 – £23,836 per annum
Scale Point 14 – 17

The main purpose of this role is to develop an effective marketing plan to raise the profile of Trowbridge Museum’s unique heritage offer and its events and activities. To fully utilise its unique location and heritage offer and in collaboration with other Museum staff devise a programme of charged for events and opportunities to generate income to ensure the Museum’s long term sustainability.

To raise the profile of the Museum and its activities and events by revising and enhancing the existing marketing plan; to support other Museum staff by developing and coordinating a marketing mix.

In return, Trowbridge Town Council offers a generous pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of 20.1%, 21 days annual leave, 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 ellie.osborne@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 Hannah Lyddy, Museum Manager on 01225 765072.

Please be aware, we do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: 15th October 2019
Interview Date: 23rd and 24th October 2019
Proposed Start Date: 1st January 2020

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Retail and Income Generation Officer

2 year Fixed Term Contract  
37 hours per week, on a rota basis to include evenings and weekends
£22,462 – £23,836 per annum
Scale Point 14 – 17

The main purpose of this role is to develop an income generation strategy that supports the key aims and objectives of the Business Plan and the Museum’s long term sustainability. Also to manage all aspects of the Museum’s retail operation and its contribution to income generation.

To fully realise the income generation potential of the uniqueness of the Museum’s location, its heritage and its services. In conjunction with the Museum Manager and Marketing and Events Officer, where applicable, identify partnership funding and sponsorship for the Museum activities.

In return, Trowbridge Town Council offers a generous pension scheme with an employer’s contribution of 20.1%,  21 days annual leave, 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 ellie.osborne@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 Hannah Lyddy, Museum Manager on 01225 765072.
Please be aware, we do not accept CVs.

Closing Date: 15th October 2019
Interview Date: 23rd or 24th October 2019
Proposed Start Date: 1st January 2020

Learning and Outreach Service – Important Notice

March 28, 2019 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Dear Teachers,

As you are all aware Trowbridge Museum is going through a major £2.5m Heritage Lottery Fund/Town Council funded redevelopment and currently we are running an outreach-only service for schools. Unfortunately, we have decided to temporarily suspend our school learning and outreach service until January 2020, enabling us to focus on the developing the new museum’s displays and enacting the activity plan. We will honour any existing bookings, but will not take any more bookings for 2019.

One of the key elements of the project is the creation of new primary and secondary school workshops which will focus on the area’s textile and weaving heritage, as well as new STEM workshops which will draw on the Museum’s industrial machinery displays and the processes involved in the woollen cloth manufacture. We are looking for schools to help us develop and trial these workshops over the coming 15 months. If you are interested in working with Trowbridge Museum at this exciting time, please get in touch. We are also planning to host a number of INSET days, which will promote our new and expanded education offering. We’ll notify schools as these are arranged.

From the start of April 2019, we will be based in the Civic Centre at St Stephen’s Place and although we are not able to run outreach workshops we are in a position to loan out history resources from our handling collection.

We are very excited by the expansion project which will see the Museum double in size. The new Museum, which is due to re-open in August 2020 will feature new displays interpreting the social and industrial heritage of the Town and a brand new Learning Hub. Our policy on charging will remain the same with schools within the area served by the Town Council having free access to Museum-based workshops.

If you have any questions about Trowbridge Museum’s Learning and Outreach service then do please get in touch with either myself, David Birks, or my colleague, Nikki Ritson, on 01225 751 339 or email us at david.birks@trowbridge.gov.uk or nikki.ritson@trowbridge.gov.uk.

We look forward to working with you and your students in the future.

Yours sincerely,

David Birks
Learning and Outreach Officer

Feathered February

January 24, 2019 | Children and Young People, Things to do, What's On | David Birks | No comment

Join us in the February Half Term for three days of bird-themed crafts. Each workshop takes place in a different venue so make sure you note it down.
If you have a SEND child that would benefit from attending a quieter activity then please call us and we will try to accommodate you.

Tuesday 19th February: Feathered Friends (in the Shires Atrium)
Drop-in 10.30 – 3.30
Come along to the Shires Shopping Centre and make a (more…)

Dismantling the loom in the weaver’s cottage

July 5, 2018 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Today the loom from the weaver’s cottage is being dismantled and numbered. This is being done by Hanne Dahl and Carl Maddox and his team, with advice from Janet Phillips. They are photographing how it all fits together and numbering the parts ready for re-assembly in the new Museum. It’s all gone rather well apparently, come back in two years to see

Carl and his team dismantling the loom

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We are now closed until 2020

June 12, 2018 | Uncategorised | David Birks | No comment

Onwards and Upwards: Museum Expansion

Celebrating our rich and unique textile heritage and creating an attraction of regional significance

We will be closing to the general public on June 2nd, 2018 so that Onwards and Upwards, our fantastic multi-million pound expansion of Trowbridge Museum supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Trowbridge Town Council, can begin. It will offer insight into the rich textile related heritage in the heart of the town, transforming Trowbridge Museum into a regionally significant heritage attraction by doubling its size and extending into the second floor of its premises in The Shires. It will be more accessible to a wider audience, offering improved facilities and learning opportunities for all ages. (more…)

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…)

DeatialsQuicklinks

Phone01225 751339

EmailFor Museum expansion project:
clare.lyall@trowbridge.gov.uk

For general enquiries:
hannah.lyddy@trowbridge.gov.uk

For learning enquiries:
david.birks@trowbridge.gov.uk
nikki.ritson@trowbridge.gov.uk

LocationTrowbridge Museum
The Shires Shopping Centre
Court Street
Trowbridge
BA14 8AT
Wiltshire


The Museum is closed until 2020

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