The Museum tells the story of a thousand years of the history of Wiltshire’s County Town, from its Saxon estate, Medieval Castle and as the centre of West of England woollen cloth production in the industrial period.
Visit the Medieval Castle area, glimpse what life was like in Trowbridge during the Middle Ages and meet formidable Magna Carta Baron – Sir Henry De Bohun.
Why not dress up as medieval character and get your picture snapped in the selfie booth? Or practise being a knight and see some fearsome weaponry!
Housed in a former woollen cloth mill, there are plenty of interactive exhibits for all ages to enjoy, a mouse hunt and regular temporary exhibitions.
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|No admission charge||Free|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2017 (5 Jan 2017 - 22 Dec 2017)|
* Closed Good Friday, Easter Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday.Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Max group size - 35
- Min group size - 1
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is M4. Follow signs A46 to Bath; on nearing Bath, stay in right hand lane signposted to Chippenham A4. At roundabout follow signs to Bradford-on-Avon A363. At 2nd mini roundabout bear left towards Trowbridge.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Trowbridge station. Cross the road opposite the main exit to the railway station. Cross the two main roads to the left then head towards the Asda store and follow the entrance to the Shires shopping centre. There are signs to the museum here.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good20
- Brian-SnellgroveMidsomer Norton, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesA jewel - AND its freeSaturday, 25th February 2017This is the only Museum that has had a modern shopping centre built around it. It was a factory at one point but they decided to keep it and feature the various trades, in the main weaving and... Read full review
- Adrian ITrip Type:Solo travelBrilliant Free MuseumMonday, 13th February 2017If you are local, interested in the woolen trade or just like see recent historic artefacts, this is fabulous AND Free! Read full review
- Charlotte JTrip Type:Friends getawayWonderful placeTuesday, 7th February 2017Wonderful place to visit for people of all ages, cannot wait to see the new space upstairs. The story they tell of Trowbridge's history is so interesting and well curated. Love it there. Read full review