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: 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)

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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.

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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.

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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Phone01225 751339

Email Contact Us

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

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

For collection enquiries:
nikki.ritson@trowbridge.gov.uk

For retail enquiries:
andrea.bartlett@trowbridge.gov.uk

For marketing enquiries:
tessa.kerslake@trowbridge.gov.uk

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

We are closed until 2021
but working onsite