Trowbridge Museum has a significant collection of Textile related machinery on display, including a very rare Spinning Jenny, woollen cloth samples, tools and other material related to the West of England woollen cloth industry. In addition, the Museum holds a wide-ranging collection of objects and ephemera which demonstrate the social and cultural history of the people of Trowbridge, its parishes and its significant citizens including poet George Crabbe and the inventor of Phonographic Shorthand Sir Isaac Pitman.
Other significant and interesting collections include – the Aplin collection, Lansdown Collection, the Morrison Collection and the Taylor Collection. These and all our other collections can be viewed by the public – please get in touch using the contact form.
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Trowbridge Museum is an accredited museum. The Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK. It is a baseline quality standard that helps to guide museums to be the best they can be for current and future museum users. To read more about the Accreditation Scheme visit the Arts Council England website