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
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.
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.
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.