News archive

VE Day 75 Celebration

5th March 2020 / News archive

On Friday 8 May 2020 it will be 75 years since the end of War in Europe. The anniversary will provide an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of those who lived through this time and to joyously celebrate, as then, the arrival of peace in Europe. To commemorate this, Chippenham …

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Evening of Entertainment for Doorway

4th March 2020 / News archive

The Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Desna Allen, will be hosting an Evening of Entertainment in aid of the fantastic charity Doorway. The Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Desna Allen will be hosting an Evening of Entertainment in aid of the fantastic charity Doorway at the Neeld Community & Arts Centre on Saturday 28 March. The event …

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ACE Accreditation for Chippenham Museum

21st February 2020 / News archive

Chippenham Museum’s staff, volunteers and Friends group were joined recently by Cllr Teresa Hutton, Chair of the Amenities, Culture and Leisure committee to celebrate their success of being awarded Accreditation by Arts Council England. The Accreditation Scheme is the UK industry standard for museums and galleries which encourages museums to do the right things to …

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Community Donations announced

18th February 2020 / News archive

The Community Donations sub-committee meet three times a year to hear from applicants who are applying for a community donation. Applications must have objectives which support a vibrant Town Centre, a sustainable environment or neighbourhood and community benefits. They can also be in support of the voluntary and community sector working on improving the quality …

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Chippenham Museum Opportunities for Local Artists

11th February 2020 / News archive

Following the success of the 2019 programme, Chippenham Museum is hosting our second ARTSPACE season of exhibitions celebrating local creativity, accompanied by a series of talks and special pop-ups displays at the Yelde Hall throughout the season. Artists Opportunities ARTSPACE Yelde Hall Pop-Ups Chippenham Museum is offering the Yelde Hall as a space for pop-up …

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Free Half Term fun at Museum, Library & Yelde Hall

10th February 2020 / News archive

Canal Days Tuesday 18 and Thursday 20 February 10.30am – 3pm Yelde Hall, Museum & Library Free entry Join the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, Chippenham Museum and Chippenham Library to celebrate the Chippenham Arm of the Wilts & Berks Canal. This ‘lost canal’ used to finish where the bus station stands today. Become canal …

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Goldiggers Exhibition Open Now at Chippenham Museum

7th February 2020 / News archive

Chippenham Museum’s highly anticipated new exhibition ‘Goldiggers’ opened to the public on Saturday 1 February, with over 170 people visiting on the first day to view memories and memorabilia telling the story of this iconic Chippenham venue. The exhibition is free to enjoy until Saturday 25 April, opening 10am to 4pm every day except Sundays. …

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Pancake Race

28th January 2020 / News archive

It’s back! Working with our event partners Chippenham Connected, the Pancake Race will be taking place in Chippenham High Street on Tuesday 25 February. There will be three race categories: Children / Adults where individuals can take part and a Business category where a team of 4 can take part. You can sign up in …

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Volunteer Opportunities with Chippenham Museum

24th January 2020 / News archive

A team of over 60 volunteers support the museum in a number of ways including welcoming visitors and supporting the museum’s education and collections activities. Current volunteer opportunities:   Discovery Time Volunteer Help to support and develop our under 5s session on Monday mornings, 9.30am – 12.30pm every or every other Monday. Applications open until: …

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Dog Policy Update

20th January 2020 / News archive

We have recently reviewed our Dog Policy. To ensure that we are committed to providing an environment which is welcoming for all, at all of our venues. We urge you to help us ensure our shared spaces are respected and safe for all by following and complying with some simple rules. Our venues will now …

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