Current exhibition

Remembrance: Remembering The Great War, Chippenham’s Commemorative Tapestry

12 November – January 2019, free entry

Chippenham Museum is proud to host Chippenham Town Council’s Commemorative Tapestry Project, which honours the sacrifices and actions of the people of Chippenham during the First World War.

Featuring artwork from the town’s primary and secondary schools, community groups and local artist Fi Redmond, the exhibition explores how the town both supported and commemorated those who fought in the Great War.

The exhibition will also include a number of items in the museum’s collection from Chippenham in the First World War alongside objects loaned from the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and members of the public.

This project was made possible by the generous support of Chippenham Town Council, Chippenham Borough Lands Charity and Wiltshire Council’s Area Board.

Special Displays

Toys from the Past

Our new display of toys from the past brings a little nostalgia to the festive session. Come and see the collection of 19th and 20th century dolls, models and construction toys and join in the fun with our children’s activities.

Eddie Cochran: Music and Fashion of the 50s

To commemorate the unveiling of the new Eddie Cochran memorial we celebrate the music and fashion of the Rock and Roll era in our latest display. Featuring Eddie Cochran memorabilia and costume of the time we roll back the years to the colourful days of the 1950s.

Chippenham & the First World War

Running alongside our ‘Remembrance’ exhibition are two special displays commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. A scrapbook put together 100 years ago has become the newest item in the Museum collection and this timely new acquisition on display for the first time, sheds light on the lives of the nurses who worked in Chippenham’s Red Cross hospital. ‘News from Front’ includes moving letters and diaries written by those serving during the Great War.