The Museum’s Tessa has lots to shout about . . .
“After three (looooonnnnngg!) years, we are delighted to be open to the public again! In May, Trowbridge Museum had a fantastic relaunch, with over 300 people attending our community opening day (with strict COVID safety measures in place, of course!). Until the end of June, we are asking our visitors to book a timeslot via Ticketsource to help us monitor the number of visitors coming to the museum, but we do also have a limited number of walk-in spaces available each day. It has been fantastic to see so many of you already, and we are so excited to welcome even more visitors back and to be able to introduce you to our new museum!
“The Learning & Outreach team are delighted to be hosting in-person craft and activity sessions once again! Over the next few months, you can join us for our family activities and create your own crafts including t-shirts and tote bags, or take part in our Ancient Greece family history day! We are also hosting a range of outdoor walks for all ages, and beginning our adult courses with the Print It! and Draw it, Sketch It! workshops. Visit our website for the full programme, or pick up one of our activity guides from the Museum, or Trowbridge Information Centre, today!
“If you are aged between 11 and 19 (or know someone who is!), and would like to enter the Young Photographer Competition, then why not learn how to take a great photograph in one of our FREE photography workshops? Run by The Photo Club, you’ll pick up plenty of tips and tricks on how to be creative with your camera. Simply bring your camera, mobile phone or tablet and The Photo Club will show you the rest: at the end of the session you’ll be able to enter one of your images into the competition. Sign up to the workshops here and enter the free competition by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with a name, age, contact number and title of the photograph. The deadline for entries is Wednesday 30th June 2021, with judging will taking place on Thursday July 1st: entries will be exhibited in the museum from Thursday July 8th.
“Our opening exhibition is the fantastic ‘Illuminating the Overlooked’, bringing Trowbridge’s multi-layered cultural histories, narratives and physical places into the light: the exhibition has been created and delivered by three local artists, Jen Hamblin, Kati Saqui, and Laurence Ingram.