What’s On at Chippenham Museum

Family Events

Christmas Trail & Toys Exhibition

24 November – 3 January

Free entry

Enjoy free festive fun for all the family at Chippenham Museum.

What would Brunel have wanted for Christmas? Match the list of Chippenham heroes to the presents they might have liked with our Christmas trail. Also find presents left by Father Christmas when he climbed out of the museum’s window at Chippenham’s Christmas Lights Switch On.

Whilst completing the trail take a trip down memory lane with an exhibition of toys from across the years and make paper toys together to take home. Find Christmas gifts with a local twist in the Museum Shop with a wide range of books and items produced by artists and makers in Chippenham.

Please note over the festive period Chippenham Museum is open 10am – 4pm on Saturday 22, Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Monday 31 December before opening as normal from Wednesday 2 January.

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.

Saturday 3 November – Trench Art

Saturday 1 December – Christmas Party