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August 2022

Summer Junk Heap Challenge with Trowbridge Museum

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map

Make something from the big pile of junk in the middle of the floor. Tickets issued at 10am for 10.30am & 11.30am sessions and 1pm for 1.30pm & 2.30pm sessions.   When: • 17 August 2022 - 10:30 am to 11:20 am • 17 August 2022 - 11:30 am to 12:20 pm • 17 August 2022 - 1:30 pm to 2:20 pm • 17 August 2022 - 2:30 pm to 3:20 pm Suitable for ages 5+. Children aged 11 and…

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Picturesque Pebbles with Trowbridge Museum

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map

Paint a pebble with a summer landscape, a brightly coloured pattern, a picture of your pet – whatever takes your fancy! This workshop will take place in the beautiful surroundings of Trowbridge Sensory Garden. Drop-in, 10.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pm When: • 18 August 2022 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm • 18 August 2022 - 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Suitable for ages 5+. Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free Admission

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WEFT Craft Market

August 20 @ 10:00 am
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map

Trowbridge Museum are happy to announce our first WEFT Craft Market! Join us on Saturday 20th August from 10am – 4pm in the Upper Gallery and Learning Hub. We have lots of different stalls including two food stalls. All our stall holders have been carefully selected because they fit in with the ethos of WEFT (have a look at the events page for WEFT for details). A full list of participants are below: AJ’s Crafts Artisan Weavers of Wiltshire Flossie…

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Create Willow Bugs with Trowbridge Museum

August 24 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map

Using tissue paper, PVA glue and willow, make giant bees, butterflies, etc. Tickets issued at 10am for 10.30am session and 1pm for 1.30pm session.   When: • 24 August 2022 - 10:30 am to 11:20 am • 24 August 2022 - 1:30 pm to 2:20 pm   Suitable for ages 5+. Children aged 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Free Admission

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Upcycle! Re-fashion and Re-love your old t-shirt with Trowbridge Museum

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map

A thought-provoking workshop focusing on fashion and textiles and how we can make the most of our clothes. We’ll show you some simple and fun ways to create a completely new garment. FREE – bring an old T-shirt Tickets issued at 10am for 10.30am session and 1pm for 1.30pm session.   When: • 25 August 2022 - 10:30 am to 11:20 am • 25 August 2022 - 1:30 pm to 2:20 pm   Suitable for ages 8+. Children aged 11…

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September 2022

A Stroll Through The History of Trowbridge Walk Begins at Trowbridge Museum

September 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£4

We have four guided walks for you on a diverse range of local topics including Clothiers Houses and Spitfires. Our walks are conducted using a walkie-talkie system and places are limited to 30 people. All our walks cost £4 per person and are bookable via Ticketsource. A Stroll Through The History of Trowbridge – Join us as we follow the story of the town from it’s beginnings in Saxon times to the present day. The walk starts at the Museum and…

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Trowbridge Spitfires Walk

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£4

We have four guided walks for you on a diverse range of local topics including Clothiers Houses and Spitfires. Our walks are conducted using a walkie-talkie system and places are limited to 30 people. All our walks cost £4 per person and are bookable via Ticketsource. Trowbridge Spitfires – On this walk we will be following the story of the Trowbridge Spitfires looking at the locations connected to the manufacture of the iconic fighter plane. This walk starts in Fore Street…

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Sir Isaac Pitman Talk

September 22 @ 7:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£7

We have a programme of fascinating talks on various aspects of local history, ranging from Wiltshire’s white horses to the lesser known story of Jack Northeast. The talks start at 7pm. The cost of the talk includes wine and nibble. Please book through Ticketsource or come in to the museum. Sir Isaac Pitman – Helen Montague Smith talks about Trowbridge’s most famous son – Isaac Pitman – the inventor of Pitman Shorthand who was knighted in 2894. There will also be a…

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October 2022

Trowbridge in Six Buildings Walk

October 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£4

We have four guided walks for you on a diverse range of local topics including Clothiers Houses and Spitfires. Our walks are conducted using a walkie-talkie system and places are limited to 30 people. All our walks cost £4 per person and are bookable via Ticketsource. Trowbridge in Six buildings – The story of the town told through six historic buildings. This walk starts at the museum and takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes When: • 8 October 2022 -…

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November 2022

Clothiers Houses Walk

November 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£4

We have four guided walks for you on a diverse range of local topics including Clothiers Houses and Spitfires. Our walks are conducted using a walkie-talkie system and places are limited to 30 people. All our walks cost £4 per person and are bookable via Ticketsource. Clothiers Houses – Trowbridge has a rich architectural heritage with many fine houses dating back top the heyday of the woollen trade of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This walk starts at the museum and…

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A Forgotten Trowbridge Hero – Jack Northeast and the Record-Breaking Flight of the R34 Airship Talk

November 24 @ 7:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£7

We have a programme of fascinating talks on various aspects of local history, ranging from Wiltshire’s white horses to the lesser known story of Jack Northeast. The talks start at 7pm. The cost of the talk includes wine and nibble. Please book through Ticketsource or come in to the museum. A Forgotten Trowbridge Hero – Jack Northeast and the Record-Breaking Flight of the R34 Airship – Dr Lucy Marten recounts the story of one of the town’s unsung heroes, Jack Northeast, who…

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A Forgotten Trowbridge Hero – Jack Northeast and the Record-Breaking Flight of the R34 Airship Talk

November 24 @ 7:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£7

We have a programme of fascinating talks on various aspects of local history, ranging from Wiltshire’s white horses to the lesser known story of Jack Northeast. The talks start at 7pm. The cost of the talk includes wine and nibble. Please book through Ticketsource or come in to the museum. A Forgotten Trowbridge Hero – Jack Northeast and the Record-Breaking Flight of the R34 Airship – Dr Lucy Marten recounts the story of one of the town’s unsung heroes, Jack Northeast, who…

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Adults Christmas Card Workshop

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£30

Come and make your own unique Christmas cards in our relaxed, printmaking workshop. You’ll be design and print a pack of 10 Christmas cards using the lino cutting method. The workshop costs £30 and includes a pack of 10 cards and envelopes. This workshop is aimed at adults (18+) but younger persons aged 14+ are welcome to purchase a place with another participating adult. When: • 25 November 2022 - 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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Family Christmas Card Workshop

November 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£25

Create your own set of unique Christmas cards using a simple, and safe, relief printing technique. The workshop involves designing, printing and assembling the cards and is suitable for ages 8 plus. The workshop costs £25 and includes a pack of 10 cards and envelopes. Children and adults are invited to participate – make it a family affair! Book via Ticketsource or come into the museum.  

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December 2022

Felted Christmas Robin Adult Workshop

December 1 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£20

Learn how to needle-felt a friendly festive robin. Suitable for beginners. For ages 18+. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch. Book via Ticketsource or come into the museum. 10 places available. When: • 1 December 2022 - 10:30 am to 2:30 pm

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Togas, Kirtles and Bonnets – A Fashion Show of Historic Clothes Talk

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Trowbridge Museum, The Shires, Trowbridge BA14 8AT + Google Map
£5

Join the museum’s staff and volunteers on the catwalk for an amusing, informative and participatory sashay through two thousand (and a bit) years of underwear, outerwear, hats and gloves. You will discover how a Roman put on a toga, why pants were made from linen and exactly how dangerous a Victorian hat could be. This light-hearted look at clothing through the ages is suitable for children (aged 8+) and families and (warning!) includes dressing up – children and adults! Cost: £5…

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