Weave through over 1000 years of Trowbridge’s rich history.
Visit our Grade II listed former woollen cloth mill, and immerse yourself in our interactive exhibits across two floors.
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Trowbridge Museum tells the story of the town, its residents, as well as the impact of the woollen cloth trade and industrial revolution.
The museum has been housed in the Grade II listed Home Mills since 1990. The Mill was the town’s last working woollen cloth mill and Trowbridge’s largest, built in 1862-1863.
Through fascinating objects, unique textile related machinery and wonderful images, learn how the town developed from medieval times as a Magna Carta Baron town, to a prominent mill town, eventually producing West of England Cloth which was sought after across the world.
Following our reopening after a Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment, the museum features brand new exhibits set across 2 floors, with fantastic views across Wiltshire, a ‘break out’ area for visitors to try their hand at weaving, and of course everyone’s favourite – Stumpy the Sheep!
At the heart of the museum is the Learning Hub, where our team host engaging workshops and events for all ages. Here you can develop a new skill, fully immerse yourself in our history and enhance your creativity. Our Learning & Outreach team also deliver fantastic school and the Lifelong Learning programmes throughout the Trowbridge community.
As the Museum is always growing and developing we thought it would be a good idea to pop our Forward Plan here so that anyone who is interested can have a look at what we are hoping to achieve over the next 5 years. Click here to have a look at our Forward Plan.
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