What’s On at Chippenham Museum

collection of chippenham postcards

Online Talks

Our online talks are free to enjoy and are approximately 45 minutes, followed by the opportunity to ask questions. The talks take place via Zoom and a link to join will be emailed to ticket holders the day before the talk (please check your junk and spam folders). We don’t want you to miss anything, please ensure you are familiar with Zoom and join in good time before the talk begins.

A Postcard From Chippenham

Saturday 6 February, 2pm, book here

Free, booking essential to receive Zoom link

Enjoy a nostalgic journey through a selection of Chippenham postcards with Chippenham Museum. Featuring some of the postcards in our Loose Threads exhibition, join us as we explore the joys of the postcard as a means of communication and spotlight on the past.

Responding to the Collection: A discussion with Bath Textile Artists

Saturday 6 March, 2pm, book here

Free, booking essential to receive Zoom link

Join members of Bath Textile Artists as they discuss their work currently on display in our Loose Threads exhibition. Discover more about the techniques used and the inspiration behind these specially created pieces.

Half Term

Greetings From Chippenham

Saturday 13 February – Sunday 21 February

Free from our Learning & Outreach page throughout half term

A half term week of fun on a postcard theme! Inspired by our Loose Threads exhibition which you can visit online, explore Chippenham by postcard. Download family activities and follow our online how-to videos to design your own postcard to send to a loved one. Discover mirror writing, perspective drawing and more!

Regular Activities for children & families


Discovery Time

Every Monday (excluding Bank Holidays), 10.15am-12.00noon, at the museum

£1.50 per child

Messy play for under 5s. Develop their creative side with crafts, paints, toys, sandpit and more!

Please note this session takes place upstairs (with lift access) in the museum’s Education Room with buggy parking downstairs in the museum.

The Photo Club

Mondays, 4pm – 5pm

£5 per session, ages 11 – 17, booked termly via The Photo Club directly at info@thephotoclub.co or 07773193817

The Photo Club  provides camera and photography equipment for young people to use at this after-school club at no extra cost. The Photo Club run photography projects for young people to learn new skills and be creative. The club aims to improve self-expression and motivation, focusing focus on activities to help mental health and wellbeing while capturing great images and having fun. Click here to visit The Photo Club’s website.

West Wiltshire Young Archeologists Club (YAC)

Last Saturday of the month, 10.30am – 12.30pm

£5 per session, ages 8 – 16 , contact club directly to book here

West Wiltshire YAC is open to everyone aged 8–16 years. YAC clubs get involved in all sorts of activities, including visiting and investigating archaeological sites and historic places, trying out traditional crafts, taking part in excavations, and lots more.

Regular Activities for adults


Crafty Café

Mondays 2pm – 3.30pm, fortnightly

Free entry, no need to book just drop in

Grab your needlework or knitting and join us every other Monday for an afternoon of craft, coffee and conversation at Chippenham Museum. A chance to talk with other crafters, swap patterns, share skills and get advice if you are stuck on a stitch!  A fun and social way to share your hobby and maybe learn a new one?