It has been an exciting start to 2020 at Trowbridge Museum as the ‘Onwards and Upwards’ redevelopment project progresses and the date has been set to reopen in August! The contractors are finishing off the structural building works to Home Mill and the team have selected a new bold colour scheme for the walls. With just eight months to go until reopening, preparations are being made to move the team out of their temporary office and finalise the new interpretation text and displays!
The team have welcomed two new members as part of the National Lottery Heritage funded project: Andrea Bartlett – Retail and Income Generation Officer, and Tessa Kerslake – Marketing and Events Officer. They will both work on the relaunch of the museum, including the new shop and education/events space. Stay tuned for a fantastic new collection of Trowbridge Museum products and merchandise, alongside an extended events programme including The Trowbridge Heritage Festival 2020.
The museum has also had a brilliant new arrival donated to the collection all the way from Vancouver, Canada – a Victorian wedding dress worn by Miss Stancomb Fowler on her wedding to Mr James Bond (not 007!) in 1870.
As well as getting ready to move back to Home Mill in March, the team have been running their full programme of events. They have been busy holding weaving and craft workshops, reminiscence sessions, visiting schools and preparing for February Half term! Check out the what’s on page of the website for upcoming activities: www.trowbridgemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/.