Chippenham Museum is free to visit, drop in 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday with no need to book.
Visit England Good to Go status means the museum’s processes to make your visit safe and enjoyable follow Government COVID-19 guidelines. The museum encourages visitors to wear face coverings where possible, check in with NHS Test & Trace and use hand sanitiser provided when entering the museum. The museum is continuing with enhanced cleaning of common touchpoints.
Enjoy permanent displays and exhibition ‘Kilvert’s World’ open 5 July to 9 October. The museum’s Victorian Summer of events, family activities and talks alongside the exhibition has something for all ages to enjoy.
Housed in an 18th century townhouse, Chippenham Museum tells the fascinating story of this historic market town from its prehistoric origins to the present day.
Learn about the town’s development, through its connections to river, road and rail and explore its surprising links to Alfred the Great and Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Visit the museum shop selling artisan items, books and gifts either produced in the local area or inspired by the museum’s collections.
Why not also visit Chippenham’s medieval Yelde Hall, just a two minute walk from the museum? Open Friday to Saturday 10.30am to 3.30pm with entry free.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)|
* Yelde Hall open Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am – 3.30pm, open at other times by arrangementDates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
- Ramp/Level Access
Children & Infants
- Accept Children Over 3
- Conference facilities
- Open All Year
- Approx length of visit - 2hrs including a visit to the Yelde Hall
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- Max group size - 30
- Min group size - 5
- No Smoking Attraction
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
Parking & Transport
- On site parking - Car parks available nearby, contact museum or see website for details
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
- Marketed towards student/youth
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Individuals
Travel & Trade
- Wi-fi available
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Not on Sun.
Map & Directions
• Follow the brown tourist signs for Bowood House from the motorway into the town centre. Do not follow brown signs to the Swindon and Wiltshire History Centre!• On seeing the railway arches, get into the right-hand lane and follow the road marked Calne/Bath/A4 under the right-hand arch.• Follow the blue 'P' parking sign for Borough Parade and Emery Gate, and the brown "Angel Hotel" signs.• Turn left into Gladstone Road and go over the river bridge.• On the first left you will find the Borough Parade car park which is pay and display or• Continue past the car park entrance and the back of the Angel Hotel• Turn Left down River Street ( opposite the Gladstone Public House)• And first left again into car park next to the library. There is limited parking here
Public Transport Directions
Directions from the Railway Station The Museum is a 10 minute walk from the station• On leaving the station turn right down the hill towards the town centre ( Cocklebury Rd /Station Road on map)• Turn right down New Road and over the bridge• Continue onto High Street ( Closed to traffic)• The Museum is situation in the Market Place past the Buttercross and next to the Angel Hotel Direction from the Bus StationThe museum is right next to the bus station in the town Market Place
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good26
- 70ishWorcester, United KingdomTrip Type:Friends getawaySmall museum withinteresting artefactsThursday, 17th June 2021Our coach in Chippenham for a lunch break when we were returning from a short break how I wish we had longer to view this museum. Two friendly ladies greeted us and kindly explained the layout... Read full review
- PeteFromLeedsLeedsVery informative!Thursday, 8th July 2021Came here during a visit to Chippenham from Trowbridge. I really enjoyed looking around - lots of information from throughout the history of the town and covering a really good range of topics and... Read full review
- E9627GUjameshNottingham, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilyLovely, kind and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, passionate about bringing history to life.Saturday, 21st August 2021Lovely, kind and knowledgeable staff and volunteers, passionate about bringing history to life. Wonderful for kids, with lots of hands on exhibits, dressing up and craft and all for free!!! Read full review
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