Here’s the latest news on ‘Onwards and Upwards’, the expansion project for Trowbridge Museum: the internal refurbishment works have now been completed to such an extent that the Museum team have been able to vacate their offices within the Civic Centre and move back to their newly-renovated space at Home Mill. However, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, further plans have unfortunately now been put on hold. The fantastic team from David Charman Removals moved all of the museum office equipment over multiple locations and up many flights of stairs in just two days! As soon as the team are able to go back in to work, Beaufort Bespoke will begin building the new museum infrastructure, including the new front desk, shop fittings and collection displays.
Long-standing museum supporters Roy and Sue McDine were welcomed to Home Mill in March to take some photos of the museum expansion in progress. The fantastic photos really capture the unique character of the building and the team are incredibly grateful to have their support in documenting this exciting redevelopment journey.
Unfortunately due to the current Government limitations, the difficult decision has been made to cancel all upcoming Learning & Outreach sessions, workshops and events until the end of August 2020. The Trowbridge Heritage Festival 2020 has also been postponed, and will now take place in the October half-term week of 2021.
Our fantastic Learning & Outreach team are still on hand to help anyone learning history from home! Send David (david.birks@trowbridge.gov.uk) and Nikki (nikki.ritson@trowbridge.gov.uk) any questions you may have, or let them know if you need some resources which might help make your home learning a little easier and fun! All history topics and periods welcome – they enjoy a challenge!
The team look forward to resuming the fantastic programme of events and workshops in the Autumn. Stay safe, everyone . . .
(Oh, and we hope you like the picture of Museum manager Hannah’s lovely dog Maggie, modelling her owner’s lanyard!)