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 Mondays to Saturdays, including Bank Holiday Monday, with free entry. Enjoy our permanent displays and visit new art exhibition Spotlight On, celebrating North Wiltshire’s creativity (17 May – 19 June). We are also delighted to be launching our summer events programme soon, for more details see our What’s On pages.
10am – 1pm: Drop-in
There’s no need to book during our drop-in hours. Numbers will be monitored and please maintain social distancing when visiting us.
1pm – 4pm: Book a free timed ticket
Book here to enjoy a Private View giving an hour’s free sole use of the museum for up to six people (including children) or two households at 1pm, 2pm or 3pm. This is a unique opportunity to visit Chippenham Museum, offering a peaceful space perfect for families to explore or individual visitors who would feel more at ease. Please note online bookings close 12pm the night before, but please check availability on the day in person or by calling 01249 705020.
Before visiting please read our Visitor Guidelines which detail the actions we’ve taken to make your visit safe and enjoyable, including asking visitors to wear face coverings whilst visiting the museum. Visit England Good to Go status means our processes to maintain cleanliness and social distancing follow Government COVID-19 guidelines.
The Museum Shop reopens on Monday 17 May. Browse a selection of our range with our online shop here (£3.50 postage or free click and collect from 17 May).