Open Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, free entry.
Christmas opening hours :
Friday 24 December: 10am – 12pm
25 – 28 December: closed
Wednesday 29 December: 10am – 4pm
Thursday 30 December: 10am – 4pm
Friday 31 December: 10am – 4pm
1 – 2 January: closed
Monday 3 January: 10am – 4pm
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 and use hand sanitiser provided when entering the museum. We are continuing with enhanced cleaning of common touchpoints.
Enjoy our permanent displays and ARTSPACE season of exhibitions from 18 October – 31 December. For more details see our Exhibitions page.
The medieval Yelde Hall is open by appointment and on Fridays and Saturdays from Easter until the end of October . 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).