Festive Break closing dates

December 23

It’s that time of year again when we close for the festive season. We will be open of Saturday 23rd December as normal but closed from Sunday 24th December to Monday 1st January. We reopen as normal at 10am on Tuesday 2nd January.

Upcoming Early Closures

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We have a few dates coming up when we will be having to close early: Wednesday 29th November we will be closing at 1pm with last entry at 12.30pm for Staff Training. Thursday 14th December we will be closing at 2pm with last entry at 1.30pm for our Volunteers Christmas Party

Research Spotlight – George Charmbury

Research Spotlight

George Charmbury, designer for John & Thomas Clark, 1923 – 1970 George Charmbury was born in Trowbridge in 1909. His father was a stoker at the weaving mill J. & T. Clark, ensuring that the steam engines were started ready for 6am each morning. George started working in the warping shop at Clarks in 1923 […]

Research Spotlight – Thomas Helliker

Research Spotlight

In the early 18th century Trowbridge was the centre of the woollen cloth production. It was also home to the largest woollen cloth producer in the west of England, wealthy magistrate and mill owner John Jones, who was keen to modernise the production of woollen cloth. Until this point a Shearman (Helliker’s profession) had been […]

Calling all crafters and makers!

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We are looking for makers and crafters to join our Festive Market on November 18th   *Multi venue even *Affordable stall fee *Inside venue For more information drop us an email at andrea.bartlett@trowbridge.gov.uk

Object Highlight #35 – Volunteers Choice

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This is the final Object Highlight of this run and it is once again brought to you by our Collection Volunteer Pat Whitehead. Five more artefacts that are apart of my favourite objects which are either on display or in the store. 1) The Museums large collection of objects in the store, which tell the […]

Object Highlight #34 – Blanket

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So todays Object Highlight, selected by our Income Generation and Retail Officer Andrea. The power of the blanket! Today the Scandinavian concept of Hygge has well and truly infiltrated our culture, the idea is to make an environment in your home that cultivates a feeling of warmth and comfort, both physically and emotionally as a […]

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