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.
1 February – 23 April 2019
Join us for a series of short introductory talks which explore the stories behind some of the objects on display and how they help our understanding of the past.
Thursday 7 February, 1pm – The Chippenham Gladiator Bowl
Thursday 14 February, 1pm – Wedding Dresses from the Collection
Thursday 21 February, 1pm – The Ambrose Neate Watch
Friday 1 March, 1pm – Mayor of Lowden Chain
Friday 8 March, 1pm – Reconstructing of Saxon Chippenham
Tuesday 12 March, 1pm – Modern Collecting
Thursday 21 March, 1pm – Indexing the Spinke’s Directories
Friday 29 March, 1pm – Betty Hooper’s gift from her Starlettes
Wednesday 3 March, 1pm – Florence Hancock
Wednesday 10 March, 1pm – A Saxon Spearhead
Wednesday 20 February 1pm
Take part in a guided tour behind the scenes of the museum. Learn more about how the museum cares for its collection and get to see objects not normally on display
NB: These tours include restricted access areas including a steep staircase and is not accessible to Wheelchairs
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, call museum to reserve your place
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
Please note this session doesn’t run in January or August.