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Chippenham Museum Launches Online Exhibition & Events

Chippenham Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Loose Threads: The Don Little Collection X Bath Textile Artists’ is now open to visit on Chippenham Town Council’s website here. The exhibition was due to open on 9 January before lockdown came into effect and the museum closed its doors. Now visitors can experience the exhibition, online talks and a …

Lockdown Inspiration with Chippenham Museum

As we find ourselves in lockdown at the start of 2021, lets look to our growing Covid Collection for ideas to stay safe, well and entertained. Since the start of the pandemic Chippenham’s community and businesses have donated items that represent their experiences during Covid-19. We’re still documenting our town’s response to this time in …

The Story of Twelfth Night 878AD

This time last year we were preparing for our annual Twelfth Night event. With the help of local author Geoff Hill and some inspiring re-enactors we were getting ready to celebrate all things Saxon and share the story of Chippenham’s Royal connections and its role in the events of 878AD. Things are different this year …

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 …