What’s On at Chippenham Museum

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Coming Soon

We’re looking forward to launching our Summer events programme, with lots planned for you to enjoy.

Online Talks

Our online talks are free to enjoy and  take place via Zoom. A link to join will be emailed to ticket holders in the week before the event (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 Tale of Two Houses

Watch a recording of this talk until 26 April

Local historian Lucy Whitfield also investigates the history of local houses, as well as finding obscure historical women for The Women Who Made Me project and occasionally dressing up as a Saxon. She has been invited by Chippenham Museum to do her best ‘A House Through Time’ impression and tell you about two different dwellings in Chippenham she’s investigated recently.

Your Chippenham, Your Museum

Tuesday 18 May, 7pm 

Free via Zoom, booking essential here

A tour through Chippenham Museum’s history with Curator Melissa Barnett, introducing you to our team and letting you in on secrets of what we do behind the scenes!

It’s been 21 years since Chippenham’s museum moved from the town’s medieval Yelde Hall to the Georgian Town House in the Market Place it occupies today. It has developed from a small collection of objects cared for by a volunteer team to a vibrant modern museum with professional staff supported by Chippenham Town Council.

With over 35,000 catalogued artefacts it now explains and promotes Chippenham’s story through exhibitions, publications, events and activities for all ages. The museum will be glad to welcome you safely back from 17 May with free entry and a full programme of events.

Regular Activities for children & families

Discovery Time

Will be resumed as soon as possible. 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.

Museum Photo Club

Mondays, 4.30pm – 5.30pm

£6 per session, ages 11 – 17, booked termly with the museum

In association with The Photo Club, this after school club in the setting of the museum galleries runs photography projects for young people to learn new skills and be creative. The club aims to improve self-expression and motivation, focusing on activities to help mental health and wellbeing while capturing great images and having fun.

Please note that currently the Museum Photo Club sessions are being held online.

Regular Activities for adults

Crafty Café

Will be resumed as soon as possible. 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?