What’s On at Chippenham Museum

Family Events

Canal Days

Tuesday 19 & Thursday 21 February, 10.30am to 12pm & 1pm to 2.30pm

Free entry

Meet the volunteers of the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust this half-term at Chippenham’s medieval Yelde Hall and have a go at lots of fun free activities celebrating Chippenham’s local canal.

The Wilts & Berks Canal Trust is a charitable organisation working to preserve, conserve and improve the route of the historic Wilts & Berks canal once came into the heart of Chippenham.

This free drop-in activity is suitable for ages 5 – 11, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.

Exhibition & Associated Events

Exhibition – Remembrance: Remembering the Great War, Chippenham’s Commemorative Tapestry

12 November – 26 January 2019

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Fi Redmond – Meet the Artist

Saturday 19 January 2pm

Free entry, booking essential

Local textile artist Fi Redmond will be explaining how she created Chippenham’s Commemorative Tapestry, currently on display at Chippenham Museum, and demonstrating some of the techniques she used.


Richard Broadhead – ‘Finding the Forgotten’

Thursday 31 January 7pm

£4, booking essential

Historian and author Richard Broadhead has, for a number of years, been researching casualties of the Great War. Richard has written a number of books focussed on Wiltshire towns providing detailed information on each casualty. Find out more about his work and those who fought and died in WW1 in this interesting and moving talk.

Exhibition – What’s in Store: Behind the Scenes at Chippenham Museum

1 February – 23 April

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Westinghouse Memories

Saturday 16 February 10am – 4pm

Free entry, drop-in

Drop in and share your memories of Westinghouse and its legacy in the town. See some of the objects recently added to the museum’s Westinghouse collection and learn about our plans to document this important industry in Chippenham.

Goldiggers Remembered

Saturday 16 March 10am – 4pm

Free entry, drop-in

Did you rock out to Iron Maiden at Goldiggers? Or dance with Devotion? If so join the museum and Wiltshire College staff and students for our special Goldiggers Remembered day. Bring along your memorabilia and share your memories of Chippenham’s famous music scene.

Regular Activities

Discovery Time

Every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays), 10.15am-12.00noon, at the museum

Messy play for under 5s. Develop their creative side with crafts, paints, toys, sandpit and more!

Please note this session takes place upstairs in the museum’s Education Room with buggy parking downstairs in the museum.


Chippenham Pastfinders

First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12pm

£4 per child, no booking necessary

Chippenham Museum’s monthly session for accompanied children aged 6 – 11 where you can explore history, get creative and discover new stories.

2 February: Chinese New Year
2 March: What’s in the Stores?
6 April: Historic Easter
4 May: Artspace
1 June: Dig it
6 July: Back in Time
3 August: Crime & Punishment