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Christmas is going to be busy here at Trowbridge Museum with our Christmas Exhibition, Dickensian Christmas Grotto and drop-in craft activities.

Dickensian Christmas – This year our charming Victorian Christmas grotto will be in Trowbridge Town Hall starting on Saturday 29th November when the town’s Christmas lights are switched on. We will also have some Christmas activities in the Museum during December as well as a new Christmas exhibition. Full details as follows:

Visit our magical Victorian grotto and meet our special Father Christmas in Trowbridge Town Hall£5 (booked online) or £6 on the day. Price includes a charming traditional Christmas gift and a sepia-coloured photograph – suitable for all ages.

  • Saturday 29th November – 10.30 – 13.00 and 13.30 – 17.00
  • Saturday 6th December – Saturday 20th December: 10.30 – 13.00 and 13.30 – 17.00
  • There will be Christmas craft activities in the Town Hall foyer whilst the grotto is open

Christmas activities in the Museum include seasonal story-telling with our costumed Victorian character and an opportunity to meet Father Christmas. There will also be a simple drop-in Christmas craft activity in the museum.  Activities in the museum will be free, but no gifts or photographs will be available. Father Christmas will be available to meet children from 3.00pm to 4pm and story-telling is 3.30pm to 4pm.

  • Thursday 11th December, Saturday 13th December, Thursday 18th December, Saturday 20th December and Monday 22nd – Tuesday 23rd December

*Tickets are issued on a first-come, first served basis – we cannot reserve them over the phone. Our Autumn half term activities tend to be busy and tickets often get snapped up early on the day. As a rule, the later sessions in the morning and afternoon tend to be the quietest. But you never know!

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.

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