At Trowbridge Museum we have been welcoming a return to a (COVID-19 safe) new normal . . .

With the return of students to schools, David and Nikki in our Learning and Outreach team have been able to trial leading Zoom workshops for local primary schools. Until the Museum reopens and we are able to welcome classes on site, this is a fantastic way for us engage students with Trowbridge’s local history, and give them a sneak peek of our new Museum!

We are delighted that our Retail and Income Generation Officer Andrea has been successful in securing funding from the Art Fund Recovery Grants scheme, which has been used to purchase audio equipment suitable for David and Nikki to lead socially distant history walks around Trowbridge. Our first primary school walk took place at the end of September, and we look forward to offering these to the public soon! Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for details over the coming weeks.

One of our favourite parts of returning our Museum objects to the store has been rediscovering our collection favourites. A particular highlight for staff and volunteers this month was a beautiful 1920s beaded silk flapper dress. This dress narrowly missed out on being displayed in our renovated museum in favour of some other beautiful flapper dresses, so we are delighted to be able to share this and many other unseen objects across our social media platforms. Be sure to keep up to date with our updates on FacebookInstagram and twitter!