Visit

We are pleased to welcome visitors back after a major redevelopment.

Find us

Trowbridge Museum is situated in the Shires Shopping Centre, on the 2nd floor of Home Mills. For easy parking, use the car park next to Asda, which is accessed from Bythesea Road, and use the Shires Shopping Centre entrance close to ASDA. Head straight to Boswell’s Cafe, take the left fork and you will find the museum on your left.

Public transport
The museum is a 5 minute walk from Trowbridge Train Station

Access
Trowbridge Museum welcomes all visitors with physical, sensory and learning disabilities, we have gone to every effort to make the museum accessible to all visitors and we are constantly looking at ways to improve this. Below are details of the facilities on offer but it if you have any questions or concerns about access to the museum please contact us on the number at the bottom of the page or please email hannah.lyddy@trowbridge.gov.uk . 

Busy times

The museum is busiest in the mornings and on Saturdays. School visits are usually in the morning and are finished by 2pm at the latest. During school holidays we are busiest when we have craft activities on, so please feel free to ring us to check if there is something on that day.

Accessible Guides / Easy Read

Click here for more info about getting in to the museum. 

Click here for information about how to use the lift.

Click here for information about how to use the stairs.

Click here for a sensory map of the museum.

Facilities

  • Event and meeting space for hire
  • Exhibition space for hire
  • Picnic facilities for visitors
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities with disabled toilets on both floors
  • For those using the stairs to access the museum – we have a winding staircase with 41 steps up to the first floor and then a further 23 steps from the first to the second floor
  • Lift access to both floors – both floors are on level footing
 
To see more about our Access Policy please click here.
 

Opening times

10:00-16:00 Tuesday-Friday

10:00-16:30 Saturday

Closed Monday & Sunday. Last entry 30 min before close.

Getting here

Travel by

01225 751339

Weave through 1000 years of history:

  • Family activities and events
  • The development of the wollen industry through our collection of textile machinery, including the Spinning Jenny, one of only 5 left in the world
  • Trowbridge’s significance in the West of England wollen cloth industry
  • The social and cultural history of the people of Trowbridge including poet George Crabbe and the inventor of Phonographic Shorthand Sir Isaac Pitman
  • Spitfire production in World War II
  • Innovative special exhibitions

Other significant and interesting collections include – the Aplin collection, Lansdown Collection, the Morrison Collection and the Taylor Collection. These and all our other collections can be viewed by the public – please get in touch using the contact form.

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