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 […]
Follow the link below to listen to a recording from our Oral History Archives. It is an interview with Mr Alistair Gauld about his memories of working in McCalls Mill. ‘Words of a Trowbridge Designer’ – YouTube
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 […]
Pat Whitehead – Textile Designer Pat spent her childhood in Mere and had always wanted to be a fashion designer. Her family had links to the textile industry. At the age of 13, she attended junior classes on a Saturday at the Salisbury School of Art & Craft and then studied fashion design there after […]
Our Object Highlight this week was chosen by Kathy, one of our Museum Assistants and she has chosen our collection of looms A potted history of the early development of the weaving loom As you walk along the upper gallery of the Museum, you will see many different weaving loom types situated around the space. […]
We are hosting our annual Volunteers Party on Thursday 3rd August so the museum will be closing at 3pm with last entry to the museum at 2.30pm.
We are going to begin a new series of blog posts, this time focusing on individuals from Trowbridge. We will be posting videos with Oral History recordings from locals as well as articles on famous, and not so famous, Trowbridge locals who have had great impacts on the town. We kick this off with Mr. […]
Today our Object Highlights comes to you from Pat Whitehead, one of our Collections Volunteers and a former designer for Salters Mill. My Five Favourite Artefacts on display/store in Trowbridge Museum. 1) At the top of my list is the 4×4 Dobcross Loom. All the textile mills had some of these looms and during the […]
There will be some degree of disruption on our Upper Gallery on Tuesday 27th June as we have some exciting new developments coming. We apologise for how this may affect your visit, though we cant wait to share the new developments with you very soon!
We have a fabulous group of crafty folk who come along to the museum as part of our Museum Makers who meet every other Wednesday and the first Saturday of the month. Our Makers knit, crochet, felt and sew a wide range of products that we sell here in Bumble Dust. From patchwork cushions to […]