Housed in an 18th century townhouse, Chippenham Museum tells the fascinating story of this historic market town from its prehistoric origins to the present day. Learn about the town’s development, through its connections to river, road and rail, and explore its surprising links to Alfred the Great and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Visit England Good to Go status means our processes to make your visit safe and enjoyable follow Government COVID-19 guidelines. We encourage visitors to wear face coverings where possible, check in with NHS Test & Trace and use hand sanitiser provided when entering the museum. We are continuing with enhanced cleaning of common touchpoints.
Enjoy our permanent displays and exhibition ‘Kilvert’s World’ open 5 July – 9 October. We are also have a Victorian Summer of events, family activities and talks, for more details see our What’s On pages.
The Yelde Hall is also open 10.30am – 3.30pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Meet characters from the town’s past in the council chamber and pirates form 1709 in the lock-up.
Visit our Museum Shop or browse a selection of our range with our online shop here (£3.50 postage or free click and collect).