Tuesday 19 & Thursday 21 February, 10.30am to 12pm & 1pm to 2.30pm
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.
12 November – 26 January 2019
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.
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.
1 February – 23 April
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.
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.
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.
£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