It has continued to be a busy time for Trowbridge Museum: Tessa, their Marketing Officer, writes . . .
The building work at Trowbridge Museum has at last been completed. The past month has been incredibly exciting, as Beaufort Bespoke finished the installation of the collection displays. We now have brand new display cases, as well as new information and interactive displays ready for visitors to be a part of Trowbridge history! This includes information panels to show visitors all of the interesting landmarks to see across the incredible views from the new floor.
With the Museum’s collections now returned to our site, we have been organising the boxes ready to be checked and moved in to the new store. This has meant the return of our favourite team member and museum mascot… Stumpy the sheep!
Dorothea Restorations have once again been on-site to conserve both the Spinning Jenny and Teasel Gig. As well as looking much better, their longevity as examples of Trowbridge’s weaving history will also be preserved. The conservation of the Spinning Jenny in particular has been funded by The Friends of Trowbridge Museum, and we cannot wait to show visitors the new display.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Museum team have had limited access to the premises, and volunteers have been unable to be on site. Combined with the construction delays brought on by lockdown, the team have now made the difficult decision to delay the reopening until February 2021. However, in the meantime, you can follow our progress on our Facebook, Instagram and twitter pages, as well as keeping up-to-date with our monthly ‘Not in a Pub Quiz’ and ‘Making Mondays’ features!