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.
The museum is a 5 minute walk from Trowbridge Train Station
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . Please click here for more info about how to gain access to the museum building. An easy read version for lift access is available here and for stairs access is available here.
- 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
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.