Kathy from Trowbridge Museum has all the news this month . . .

Semington Camera Club Exhibition at Trowbridge Museum

We are very proud to have Semington Camera Club as the first group to exhibit in our bookable space. At the start of the first Covid ‘lockdown’ in 2020, Roy and Sue McDine and friend Milena Sorlini from Semington felt there was a need for like-minded villagers who enjoy photography to form a club. The club started as a Facebook group and progressed into a group of friends who inspire and encourage each other with their photography and meet out and about when safe to do so.

The club had their first exhibition at the Semington Village Fete in July 2021 and are incredibly proud and excited to be exhibiting at our beautifully restored Trowbridge Museum. You can come and see the wonderful range of the group’s photos from the end of January 2022.

If you are part of a community group, school or club and have work you’d like to exhibit we’d love to hear from you! Please contact our collections & exhibition officer Nikki at nikki.ritson@trowbridge.gov.uk for full details.

Other Exhibitions
The museum continues to host ‘The Comeback Kids: Life Re-Begins With Retirement,’ which is an exhibition incorporating work by renowned illustrator and author Quentin Blake, and runs until Saturday March 26th 2022.  Jill Hillman’s Teddy Bear Exhibition of beautifully restored teddy bears remains on display and is also well worth a visit.

Activities for Children and Families
As we are now into 2022, lots of fun activities are planned for children over the coming year, and we start off in February half-term holidays with the following;
Jam-Jar Snow Globes (Age 5+)
Winter Wonderland Scenes, using scrap materials (Age 5+)
Downhill Ski Racers Models with moving parts (Age 8+)

Please visit the Museum website at https://trowbridgemuseum.co.uk/whats-on/and social media platforms for details of all these activities.

Did you know?
As part of sharing more of the work the Museum gets involved with, and highlighting the amazing array of objects we have in the collection, we have a regular updated ‘News’ spot on our website. For more in-depth news, we have also started our very own BLOG. Head to the website and visit ‘News’ and/or ‘Blog’ for further details or click on the hyperlinks above.

Bumbledust Shop
Our ‘Bumble Dust’ Museum Shop is well stocked with books, greetings cards, gift items and souvenirs, so pop in for a browse any time you are passing. Bumbledust has its very own Instagram page now, so please do follow it at  Bumbledustshop. The shop is open during regular Museum opening hours.

Admission to all the exhibitions and the museum is FREE – please check the Trowbridge Museum website for details of opening times and further information.