As we all continue to live with the reality that Trowbridge Museum won’t now actually be opening as planned toward the end of the summer, there is still some good news! The Museum team have finally been able to return to the Home Mill site and begin unpacking some of the exhibits that have been in storage! As they settle in to working on a staggered rota basis and maintaining social distancing, they’re working on creative ways to virtually outreach and bring the museum to the community. In May, they remotely celebrated VE Day across our Facebook, Instagram and twitter pages with a ‘make do and mend’ craft session, sharing our team’s best victory roll attempts, and sharing reminiscences of the town’s celebrations in Trowbridge Park, in May 1945.

Whilst the return of the collection has been delayed until the Summer, Beaufort Bespoke have been able to return to the museum and begin building the internal display structures. Bruynzeel have also been on site to build new storage racking in our collection store, and we can’t wait to welcome the collection to its new home soon!

Don’t forget, our Learning and Outreach team are on hand throughout the continuation of the pandemic to help with home schooling and history queries! Find out more by visiting our website.

We have added some images of the development so far . . .