If you are keen to research anything related to the woollen cloth industry, you may find our series of PDF fact sheets helpful.

These consist of-

1. Processing wool- Then and Now

2. Dyeing

3. Carding and Slubbing

4. Spinning

5. Warping and Weaving

6. Finishing the Cloth



All Trowbridge Museum’s collections are available to view by the general public, although you will have to contact us in advance with your enquiry. Archive collections can be viewed* on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from 10am to 1pm.

If you have something unusual that you would like to have identified we may be able to help you. Please contact us in advance before you bring something in. We are unable to give valuations.

*Please note: We are unable to retrieve items from the archive without prior notice. If you wish to view something from the archive or have a specific enquiry, please complete the enquiry form.

We aim to answer requests within 28 day, but sometimes things take longer, especially during exhibition changeovers.

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