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What’s On at Chippenham Museum


Family Events

ARTeology Family Workshops

Tuesday 30 & Thursday 1 November
10.30am – 12pm or 1pm – 2.30pm, £4 per workshop, booking essential

Take inspiration from Chippenham Museum’s ARTeology exhibition this half-term and unleash your creative side in these arty workshops for accompanied children of all ages. The workshops are £4 per child and booking is essential, please visit the museum or call 01249 705020 to book.

Tuesday 30 October: use art-stations for printing, painting and 3D modelling to create your own masterpieces.

Thursday 1 November: create visual stories and take home a sketchbook filled with drawings and discoveries.

Chippenham Museum Spook-tacular

Wednesday 31 October
10.30am – 2.30pm, free entry

Dress up in your spookiest outfit and start your Halloween with freak-tastic free family fun at Chippenham Museum’s Spook-tacular on Wednesday 31 October. Get ready for the big day with gruesome warts and wounds and trick-or-treat cauldron making. Encounter spooky stories with the museum’s wicked witch, solve the clues in the Halloween trail and even try the museum’s unlucky-dip!


Regular Activities

Discovery Time

Every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays), 10.15am-12.00noon, at the museum

£1.50 per child, no booking necessary

Messy play for under 5s. Develop their creative side with crafts, paints, toys, sandpit, storybooks and more!This session takes place upstairs in the museum’s education room (with lift access), please note we ask for all pushchairs to be parked downstairs.

Would you like to help support this session? We currently have opportunities to join the museum as a Discovery Time Volunteer, click here for more details


First Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12pm

£4 per child, no booking necessary

Chippenham Museum’s monthly session for accompanied children aged 6 – 11 where you can explore history, get creative and discover new stories.

Saturday 6 October – Chippenham’s Weaving Past

Saturday 3 November – Trench Art

Saturday 1 December – Christmas Party



Saturday 13 October – Saturday 3 November

This creative exhibition at Chippenham Museum showcases artworks acquired through Wiltshire based ARTeology project alongside artists’ responses to them. Click here for further details.


Sunday 11 November – January 2019

Chippenham Museum is proud to host Chippenham Town Council’s Commemorative Tapestry Project. The tapestry honours the sacrifices and actions of the people of Chippenham during the First World War and features artwork from local schools, community groups and textile artist Fi Redmond.

What’s in Store: Behind the Scenes at Chippenham Museum

January 2019

A rare opportunity to view objects from the museum stores to find out about what happens behind the scenes to care for the museum’s collection of over 35,000 objects.

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