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Summer fun for all ages -this summer we have several workshops and sessions ages 12+ including Holiday Scrapbook, Tie-Dyeing and Origami Birds - see below for full details.

Friday 25th July: Holiday Scrapbooks -
Create your own scrapbook to record your summer holiday memories. is suitable for ages 5+. The morning workshops are for ages 5+, tickets issued from 10am for sessions starting at 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50. The afternoon session is a drop in from 1.30 – 3.30 and is for ages 12+.

Tue 29th and Wed 30th July: WW1 History Days
Drop-in from 10.30 – 3.30, all ages welcome

Find out about the WW1 in our fascinating WW1 History Days. There are lots of activities including a dressing up and WW1 character challenge, Meet the WW1 “Tommy”, dress up in uniform (either a soldier or a nurse), Timeline Challenge, Craft Activity and WW1 face painting.

Our special WW1 exhibition – “Snapshots of the Great War: Trowbridge 1914 – 1918 is now on and is a fascinating look at life in Trowbridge during the First World War

Thursday 31st July: Origami Birds (for ages 12+)
Make an origami bird in our easy to follow workshop for ages 12+. Drop-in from 10.30 – 3.30

Fri 8th and Sat 9th August: WW1 Recruitment Day in the Shires
Meet the WW1 Recruiting Sergeant and join up at our recreation of Trowbridge’s WW1 Recruitment Office. Well be looking for lots of likely volunteers (boys and girls) and finding out if they pass the fitness test, and how good at drilling they are. Assistance will be provided by the the WW1 doctor and his nursing assistant.

  • Also, FREE period photography set – have your photograph taken in WW1 costume to send to your sweetheart.
  • This FREE event runs from 10.30 – 3.30 both days and will take place in an  empty shop in the Shires – look out for the recruiting posters and the Union Flags.
  • This event has been supported by the Shires Shopping Centre, Fabric Magic and The Friends of The Trowbridge Museum. Although it is free any donations are welcome.

Friday 15th August: Tie Dye Friday (for ages 12+)
Bring along a cotton garment to our FREE and funky tie dyeing workshop for ages 12+. Drop-in 10.30 – 3.30.

Wednesday 20th August: Bird Mobiles
Make a stylish bird mobile inspired by Jan Lane’s magical exhibition. This FREE workshop is suitable for ages 5+.
Tickets will be issued from 10am for the morning sessions starting at 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50 and from 1pm for the afternoon sessions, which start at 1.30, 2.10 and 2.50*.

Thursday 21st August: Whizzy Windmills
The return of our perennial favourite – making whizzing windmills. This FREE workshop is suitable for ages 5+, but is a little bit trickier and young children will need a bit of help.
Tickets will be issued from 10am for the morning sessions starting at 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50 and from 1pm for the afternoon sessions, which start at 1.30, 2.10 and 2.50*

Wednesday 27th August: Clay Animals
Using Jan Lane’s wonderful ceramic creations as inspiration create your very own clay creature. This FREE workshop is suitable for ages 5+.
Tickets will be issued from 10am for the morning sessions starting at 10.30, 11.10 and 11.50 and from 1pm for the afternoon sessions, which start at 1.30, 2.10 and 2.50*

*Tickets are issued on a first-come, first served basis – we cannot reserve them over the phone. Our summer holiday activities tend to be a little bit less busy and it is very rare that every session is full. As a rule, the later sessions in the morning and afternoon tend to be the quietest.

Note: We have indicated appropriate minimum age’s for each activity. We realise that you may have to bring younger children with you. They are very welcome to take part but, please be aware that you may have to give them lots of help. please call David or Nikki  for further advice. We can provide scrap paper and colouring pencils for younger children. All children aged under 8 years of ages must be accompanied by an adult.

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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