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Museum Makers Gift Guide

​ Here at Chippenham Museum we support a wide variety of local artists and makers in our shop. As we look to shop local and support those around us in the build up to Christmas, we ‘d like to share some gift ideas with you.  All available through our online shop! With free Chippenham delivery …

Spotlight On: Sarah Purvey concludes our artist’s blog series

“The new art collection Chippenham Museum is building is an absolute joy and privilege to be a part of. The new collection celebrates the area of North Wiltshire and its rich art history. It highlights historical art and connections to the area including Bath Academy of Art and celebrates contemporary artists living and working in …

Partying 1940s Style: Part 4 – What party music mix should I have?

For our final VE Day party blog we consider that tricky party question… What party music mix should I have? Putting together that ultimate party play list can be very tricky. Trying to satisfy everyone’s taste in music is almost impossible these days. This is perhaps the one time that it might have been easier …

Partying 1940s Style: Part 3 – What should I wear?

Today’s VE Day party blog considers that most important of party questions …. What should I wear? I am sure that we have all at some point let out that plaintive cry “I have nothing to wear”, but with most probably a wardrobe full of clothes, we have to admit that this is not strictly …

Partying 1940s Style: Part 2 – How can you make party food without flour?

For the second of our VE Day party blogs (answering those really important party questions) we consider how you make party food without flour? The current shortages of a few items in our shops has come as a bit of a shock to us all. We are not accustomed to being rationed to one pack …

Partying 1940s Style: Celebrate VE Day in lockdown

After Germany surrendered to the Allied Forces, bringing to an end the hostilities of the Second World War in Europe, Winston Churchill declared 8 May 1945 Victory in Europe Day and made it a national holiday. All across the country people took to the streets to celebrate and in Chippenham the newspaper reported… On Friday …