5 July – 9 October
2020 marked 150 years since the Rev. Francis Kilvert first began his diaries, now enjoyed across the globe for their enchanting accounts of rural life in Victorian Britain.
Born in Chippenham, Kilvert went on to be curate for his father in Langley Burrell. Explore the shades of Kilvert’s world and the local area through his diary entries.
Featuring two of the three surviving manuscripts, on loan from The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
An exhibition celebrating the heritage of Chippenham Station, 180 years after the station opened on 31 May 1841. Enjoy a journey through the station’s history from Victorian times to the present day.
A celebration of the heritage of Chippenham and the surrounding area, Loose Threads is a collaborative exhibition between Chippenham Museum and Bath Textile Artists.
Following a two year project in collaboration with Wiltshire College & University Centre, this exhibition opened at the museum on 1 February until the March 2020 lockdown and brings together memories and memorabilia to tell the story of this iconic Chippenham venue.
9 – 24 July
Free entry, open Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am – 3.30pm
A special pop-up display of photography from Chippenham Museum’s growing collection of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Tuesday 27 July – Saturday 7 August
Free entry, 10.30am – 3.30pm, closed Sunday
Displays by local artists, growers, photographers and eco-groups with activities for all ages. By The Food School, a volunteer-led community group based in Chippenham.
Fridays and Saturdays 13 – 28 August
Free entry, 10.30am – 3.30pm
A celebration of the heritage of Chippenham and the surrounding area, Loose Threads is a collaborative exhibition between Chippenham Museum and Bath Textile Artists. The exhibition centres on the work of Bath Textile Artists responding to the museum’s Don Little Collection. Donald Little lived in Chippenham his entire life and bequeathed to Chippenham Museum his vast collection of postcards, photographs and ephemera relating to the town.
Enjoy artworks in a range of techniques including appliqué , silk painting and collage, with many works for sale. This exhibition opened virtually in January 2021 whilst in lockdown, and the museum and artists are delighted to be able to open the exhibition in person.