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Festival of Britain Exhibition Opens at the Museum

Festival of Britain Exhibition

Chippenham Museum’s latest exhibition is open now!

2016 marks the 65th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. Whilst other towns in Wiltshire planned low key commemorations, Chippenham conceived an ambitious programme of events that would fill the town’s calendar for 1951 including an impressive Grand Pageant held in Monkton Park

Sixty-five years on, this exhibition explores just some of the many Festival of Britain events held in the town. We hope it will bring back memories of the day, start discussions now and spark celebrations to come. Its time to reignite the festival spirit!

Look out also for our special series of events to coincide with the exhibition.

“Costume! Drama!! Thrills!!! – Chippenham and the Festival of Britain” runs from October 2016 to March 2017. Entry is free.


The Town Hall,
High Street
Wiltshire  SN15 3ER
Phone: +44 (0) 1249 446699

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