Current Exhibition

Queen & Country

14 May – 23 July

This summer the country celebrates Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee as she becomes the first British monarch to spend 70 years on the throne. 2022 also marks the 380th anniversary of the start of the English Civil War. Pitting the monarchy against parliament, the civil war divided the entire country and ended with the execution of a king.

To mark these anniversaries Chippenham Museum is holding a dual exhibition ‘Queen and Country’. Highlights in the exhibition include rare examples of 17th century gloves. One pair on loan from Dents Museum in Warminster are believed to have been belonged to King Charles I.

The second pair have recently been acquired by Chippenham Museum with support from the Museums Association Beecroft Bequest. Find out more about this recent acquisition here.

Future Exhibitions

Robin Tanner: From Goldsmiths to the Great Depression

30 July – 8 October

This exhibition will explore the life and work of Robin Tanner during the formative years of the 1920s and 30s. At the heart of the exhibition will be works from the Golder-Thompson Gift, which includes several etchings from the 1920s and 1930s that help us understand Tanner’s blossoming interest in etching, wedded to his love of the English countryside.

As well as his career as an etcher, the exhibition will explore other key events in his life during this period, including his marriage to Heather Spackman, their new home Old Chapel Field, and the role Tanner played in transforming art education.

Royal Photographic Society: Documentary Photographer of the Year

15 October – 12 November

The Documentary Photographer of the Year (DPOTY) competition is organised by the Royal Photographic Society’s Documentary Group. Held every two years since 2012, the competition provides and opportunity to showcase documentary work and storytelling. The exhibition features Winners, Commended and some Shortlisted entries. For more details about the competition visit the Royal Photographic Society’s website.

Online Exhibitions

Chippenham Station 180

An exhibition by the Friends of Chippenham Station. Enjoy a journey through 180 years of the station’s history from Victorian times to the present day.

Loose Threads: The Don Little Collection X Bath Textile Artists

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 brings together memories and memorabilia to tell the story of this iconic Chippenham venue.

Spotlight On: The Artists

This collection of blogs and vlogs introduce thirteen of the artists featured in the Modern and Contemporary Art collection of Chippenham Museum