Online Exhibition


Goldiggers: Wonder House of Entertainment

“I’ve been to Greece and places like that, and talking where do you come from and I’ll say ‘oh Chippenham’ and they all say ‘oh that’s where Goldiggers is’ so it was known on the map!”
– Tony Dolman, DJ & clubgoer

From its beginnings as a family cinema to its time playing host to the biggest names in 80’s music, this online exhibition celebrates the legacy of Goldiggers, an award-winning nightclub that once stood in Timber Street, Chippenham.

The story of this much-loved venue, is told through the memories of local people.

We would like to thank all those who shared their memories of Goldiggers and the staff and students of Wiltshire College and University Centre for recording them.

We would also like to thank all those who generously gifted or loaned items for display to the original exhibition, held at Chippenham Museum from February to March 2020.

Click on an image below, to explore objects from the exhibition

Want even more Goldiggers memories?

Why not visit the dedicated website made by students at Wiltshire College and University Centre to view videos and find out more about the project.

Enjoy the 30 minute Goldiggers Memories documentary produced by film and music students here below.

Goldiggers project wins national community award

Every year the Community Archives and Heritage Group give awards to outstanding groups and projects. During a virtual presentation ceremony on Monday 26 October they named the Goldiggers project, run by Chippenham Museum with Wiltshire College and University Centre, as winner of the 2020 Community Engagement Award. Read more here.