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Events

St Mary Street Revealed QR Code Trail

Friday 11 September – Sunday 20 September

Free, available any time of day

Use your phone or tablet to enjoy Chippenham Museum’s self-led audible walking tour during Heritage Open Days. The digital trail introduces some of the events and people that have shaped St Mary Street.

Stroll along the picturesque street and scan QR codes to discover some of the people and stories behind the beautiful facades – and enjoy some family fun along the way too. To take part use a QR Code scanning app, available on the device’s app store, downloaded to a phone or tablet with access to mobile data.

St Mary Street was once described by John Betjeman as ‘the most perfect unselfconscious bit of English country townscape one could hope to find’. The street even features in the opening credits of the Antiques Roadshow! Find our more about Heritage Open Days here.

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic please be mindful of others when enjoying the trail, maintain social distancing and if busy return when quieter. In the event of government guidance changing, the trail may be cancelled at short notice.

We’d like to know about your experience of the trail to help develop future projects. We have a short survey (around three minutes) here.

Regular Activities for children & families

WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ARE RESUMING

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

WE WILL ANNOUNCE WHEN OUR REGULAR ACTIVITIES ARE RESUMING

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?