4 May – 27 July, free entry
ARTSPACE@Chippenham Museum is a new annual season dedicated to showcasing the best of new and local art. From May to July our temporary exhibition gallery will host a programme of specially curated displays changing every two weeks.
find out more on our Collections & Exhibitions page
Saturday 3 August – Saturday 28 September
This exhibition explores crime and punishment from the Saxon period through to the present day. It marks 180 years of Wiltshire Police (the first and best!) and will include loans from their historic police collection, including early uniforms, handcuffs and shackles!
Why not take part in our programme of associated activities and events:
Doing Time in Wiltshire – with John Girvan
Saturday 10 August – 2.00pm
Thursday 26 September – 6.30pm
Meet local historian John Girvan to hear about how Chippenham’s offenders were treated in the past, see Chippenham’s old lock up and discover some weird and wonderful tales from Wiltshire’s history.
Free entry (booking essential)
Saturday 17 August
Pirates Ahoy! Join the museum for a Pirate packed day of high adventure!
Monday 29 July – Saturday 31 August
A crime has been committed at the museum! Can you help us find the culprit? Follow the trail of clues every day during the school holidays.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm try your hand at free drop in crafty crime-solving activities with a new theme each week!
14 – 21 September
Celebrate Chippenham’s places and stories both past and present with a host of free events during Heritage Open Days. The programme, organised by Chippenham Museum, includes the opportunity to step inside some of the town’s most celebrated and intriguing buildings.
This year’s programme includes:
more details coming soon
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 (with lift access) in the museum’s Education Room with buggy parking downstairs in the museum.
£1.50 per child
Every Wednesday in August – 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Join our regular guided summer walks to discover surprising stories about historic Chippenham.
£4 per person, meet at the museum