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Wednesday 27th May, 1pm – 3.30pm: Freestyle Fashion
Design and print a fabulous design on a T-shirt.
Ages 12 plus, £5 per person includes all materials and a cotton t-shirt
Call 01225 751339 to reserve a place

Thursday  28th May: Bugs and Butterflies
The laminator is back!!! This time it is six legged!!! Great fun and easy workshops for ages 4+
Tickets issued from 10am for 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50 sessions and from 1pm for 1.30, 2.10 and 2.50 sessions

Saturday 30th May: MEDIEVAL HISTORY DAY, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Find out about life in Trowbridge in days of yore (or at least in the early – mid C13th century, around about the time that Magna Carta was being sealed).
What exactly is a “ladies latrine”? Who was Henry De Bohun – Trowbridge’s very own Magna Carta baron? Who wore a liripipe? How did a medieval peasant stop their hose from wrinkling? How long was a medieval sword? How heavy was a knights helmet? How was Magna Carta written? These and more equally vital questions will be answered, on pain of death!
Puzzles, challenges, dressing up, medieval Museum trail and craft activities – something for everyone and suitable for all ages.
Free, drop-in throughout the day.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June – See us in the Park at Armed Forces Weekend

Summer Holidays fun with Trowbridge Museum

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July – Medieval Fayre and Play Day
Come and see our medieval stall in Trowbridge Park. Medieval games and crafts to delight and entertain. Bubonic plague optional extra!
Clay seal making, writing with quills and more

Don’t miss the Friends of Trowbridge Museum’s stall at the Medieval Market in Fore Street

Wednesday 29th July: Medieval Banner Making
Do like De Bohun and create a medieval banner of your very own. Fantastic screen printing workshop for ages 8+
Drop in sessions starting at 10.15, 11.30, 13.30 and 14.45
£3 per person

Friday 31st July – Saturday 1st August: Medieval Cloth-working Day
Explore the world of cloth-making and clothing in Medieval Trowbridge.
Find out how woollen fleece was transformed into yarn and then woven into cloth. Try your hand at using a drop spindle and have a go on the warp-weighted loom in action. Try on some medieval clothes
Drop-in 10.30 – 3.30 – all ages welcome

Wednesday 5th August: Art For Adults – Mono-printing Workshop
Cultivate your creative streak in our easy printmaking workshop for adults (ages 16+). You’ll be taught the basics of mono-printing using oil-based printing ink and have the opportunity to experiment with colour, line and texture. Sessions last 3 hours and start at 10am and 3pm, and cost just £4 including all materials. Wear old clothes and bring some ideas with you!

Places are limited so call 01225 751339 or email to to reserve a place

Thursday 6th August: Kites!
Join us for a free day of kite making and let’s hope for a windy August! Suitable for ages 6+
Tickets from 10am for 10.15 and 11.15 sessions and from 1pm for 1.15 and 2.15 sessions

Tuesday 11th August: Whizzy Windmills
We can’t let the summer go by without making our windmills again. Join us for one of our most satisfying craft activities. Suitable for ages 5+
Tickets issued from 10am for 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50 sessions and from 1pm for 1.30, 2.10 and 2.50 sessions

Thursday 13th August: Family Tie Dye Day
Bring along mum, dad, grandma and granddad and something made from cotton for a day of tie-dyeing and dip-dyeing.
Drop in fun for all the family from 10.30 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 3.30.

Saturday 15th August – WEFT – West of England Festival of Textiles starts today – take part in our community embroidery project!

Wednesday 19th August: Salt Dough Desert Island (eh! what?)
Take one paper plate, a lump of carefully shaped salt dough, some PVA glue and sand, a little bit of paint and some craft paper and voila!, a desert island.
Lots of jolly, free, fun for ages 4+.
Tickets issued from 10am for 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50 sessions and from 1pm for 1.30, 2.10 and 2.50 sessions

Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August: Tudor Cloth-working Day
Join us for a fascinating glimpse at cloth-making in Trowbridge in the Tudor and Stuart times. Try your hand at spinning and carding and have a go on the museum’s hand loom. What do you look like in a doublet and floppy hat?

Tuesday 25th August: Woolly Weirdness
Today we’ll mostly be making octopuses, dandelions and sheep. That’s a strange combination  you’re thinking, but they all have wool in common. Yes, it’s time to celebrate the wonder of wool, so join us for a day of making odd things from wool. Suitable for ages 5+, and it’s completely free. Drop-in from 10.30 to 12.30 and 1.30 to 3.30.


Autumn Half Term – here’s a little taster of what’s happening in October (subject to change)


  • Thu 22nd Oct – Autumn Collages – ages 4+, usual times and tickets
  • Fri 23rd Oct – Rugby WC t shirt screen printing – £3 per child – tickets on the day, sessions at 10.00, 11.15, 1.15 & 2.30
  • Tue 27th Oct – Autumn Leaf Mobiles – ages 5+, usual times and tickets
  • Wed 28th Oct – Autumn Tiles – embossing into clay tiles, family event in the Sensory Garden. Drop in 10.30 to 3.30. Volunteer support required.
  • Thu 29th Oct – spooky silhouettes, ages 3+, usual times and tickets
  • Fri 30th Oct – Pumpkin Carving, drop in 10.15 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 3.45, ages 5+ – bring a pumpkin.
  • Sat 31st Oct – trick or treat In the shires – assuming the Shires are repeating this.
  • Spooky stories – watch this space!!!!!



Game of Barons – New exhibition on Magna Carta and life in Medieval Trowbridge is now open!

Find the mice! The famous museum mice have spread onto the website – can you find them all? When you’ve found them award yourself a special Mouse Certificate.

Find the mouse!

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