installation view of Spotlight on exhibition, showing artworks against a blue background

Current Exhibition – Open Now

Spotlight On: Modern and Contemporary Art from the collection of Chippenham Museum.

Open until Monday 28 September

This exhibition brings together nearly 100 years of modern and contemporary art from the collection of Chippenham Museum. All the works included have been acquired by the museum in the past five years with the aim of ensuring the museum’s collection better represents the amazing creativity found in North Wiltshire.

The museum would like to thank all the artists and funding organisations who have helped make the collection possible.

Watch the videos below to to learn more about the project from some of the artists involved.

Further details about the artworks on display can be found in an accompanying catalogue available in the museum shop and online.

Future Exhibitions

Chippenham & District Artists

Thursday 1 October – Thursday 15 October

Exhibition showcasing the work of an established local group of artists, formed over 20 years ago and open to new members. Browse works in a range of mediums with opportunity to purchase locally produced pieces.

The New Normal – Collecting Covid

Monday 19 October – Saturday 2 January

There isn’t a single aspect of life that hasn’t been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This special exhibition brings together objects, images and artworks donated to the museum by local businesses and the community to represent this important period in Chippenham’s history.

Special Displays

Recent Acquisitions: Collecting Coronavirus

A preview of just some of the items the museum has collected in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are still looking to acquire items for our Coronavirus collection for our full exhibition later this year. If you have items that you think the museum may be interested in, please get in touch at heritage@chippenham.gov.uk

Recent Acquisitions: Black Lives Matter Protest

In our new dedicated social history gallery, you can see a selection of posters and signs collected by the museum from the recent Black Lives Matter protest held in Chippenham’s Market Place.

Costume Display: Flower Power

Be inspired this summer, by a selection of dresses from our costume collection each featuring flowers and floral designs. Dating from the 1860s to the 1980s, many of the dresses have never been on display before.

Online Exhibitions

You can view our special online exhibitions here