Welcome to

Trowbridge Museum

Where 1000 years of the town’s history comes to life.

Discover the West of England’s great wool and cloth history

Welcome to Trowbridge Museum where you can discover 1000 years of the town’s history. Discover how Trowbridge was shaped by the scale of production and quality of its West of England woollen cloth and became the county town of Wiltshire.

What's on

Explore our diverse and exciting programme of activities, art and craft workshops, free exhibitions and talks.

Illuminating the Overlooked
Discover our temporary exhibition, shining a light on unseen parts of Trowbridge
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Print it!
Learn the basics of monoprint.
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Behind the Scenes
Discover the stories, buildings and locations connected with Trowbridge and the Second World War in our wander back to the 1940s.
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Your support is crucial for us and helps keep the Museum going for everyone to enjoy. Interested in becoming a volunteer? Click here.

Machinery

 

Witness the scale of the woollen cloth industry and Industrial Revolution through our collection of rare machinery, including a very rare complete Spinning Jenny.

Cloth & Costume

Experience Trowbridge through the clothes that it’s resident’s wore, as well as garments created from world-renowned West of England cloth, woven here until the 1980’s.

 

People & Places

At the heart of our collection are the people who lived and worked in Trowbridge, from Henry de Bohun and Isaac Pitman, to mill and factory workers.

A Snapshot

Our collection holds over 6000 photographs and paintings. From large oil paintings to school photographs, they create a snapshot of the town’s history.

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