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Pirate Day

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  • When:Saturday 17 August 2019
  • Time: 10:30 AM
  • Cost: Free
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Pirates Ahoy! Enjoy a day of high adventure in Chippenham on Saturday 17 August with a gallon of free pirate themed fun around the town centre from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

 

CHIPPENHAM MUSEUM:

Start your day at the museum to pick up a trail to follow around the town centre. Whilst at the museum meet Jack Sparrow, pose for a photo and learn about life as Pirate.

YELDE HALL:

Visit Chippenham’s historic lock-up where records show Pirates were once detained, perhaps on their way to trial from Bristol to London.  Here you will also find some swashbuckling free crafts to try your hand at.

BUTTERCROSS:

10.45am and 11.30am: Chippenham based Allsorts choir will be singing a medley of pirate themed and sea-shanty tunes at the Buttercross in the Market Place.

LIBRARY:

Pirate themed story sessions 11- 11.30am and 3 – 3.30pm

WATERSTONES:

Throughout the day:

Pirate peg making, treasure chest memory game and find the Hidden Treasure on the Pirate Map to win a prize.

Storytelling:

10.30am: The Treasure of Pirate Frank by Mal Peet, 2.30pm: The Pirates of Scurvy Sands by Jonny Duddle

BOROUGH PARADE:

Can Pirates juggle?! Shiver me timbers they can! Enjoy free themed circus skills, face painting and balloon modelling in Borough Parade throughout the day.

 

This event forms part of a programme of activities associated with Chippenham Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Crime & Punishment – 180 Years of Wiltshire Police’. Open from 3 August to 28 September with free entry, the exhibition explores crime and punishment from the Saxon period through to the present day and features loans from Wiltshire Police’s collection including early uniforms, handcuffs and shackles.

Chippenham Museum is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm including Bank Holidays. The museum, a Chippenham Town Council facility, is free to enjoy with two floors of galleries to explore.

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