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Current exhibition

Welcome to Little Bath: Gossip & Scandal in Georgian Chippenham

Saturday 14 July – Saturday 29 September, free entry

As its nickname suggests Chippenham was a miniature version of its larger more famous neighbour. Its streets were lined with elegant Georgian townhouses, fashionable stores sold the latest wares and concerts, plays and assemblies were held in the town. Chippenham even had its own Spa, where visitors could take the waters at the town’s very own Pump Room in St. Mary Street.

Yet behind its genteel façade, Georgian Chippenham was a hotbed of gossip and scandal. Explore the exhibition to discover the highs and lows of life in the town…

Part of the Georgian Season at Chippenham Museum


Other temporary displays

Corsham on Paper: Artworks from the collection of Chippenham Museum

This special display in Corsham Town Hall features works on paper produced by some of the artists associated with the Bath Academy of Art, who lived and worked in the area.

NB. This display is in Corsham Town Hall, if you are making a special trip to view it, please contact directly the venue in advance to ensure you will be able to view the works (

Chippenham Carnival

To celebrate Chippenham Carnival on July 14, the museum has put on display in gallery 8 of costume and other items connected to Chippenham’s famous Carnival.

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