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Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre

Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent small museum

Fell into this museum by accident during a stroll around Chippenham. Very good on local history and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Keith M
Good insight into town history

Quite a little gem, very welcoming staff and the displays are good although some of the signage... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2018
colin a
Hereford, United Kingdom
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“all ages”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fell into this museum by accident during a stroll around Chippenham. Very good on local history and the development of the town. Just what you want as an introduction to a new place as this was for us. Helpful attendants.

1  Thank Keith M
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Quite a little gem, very welcoming staff and the displays are good although some of the signage could be a little bit better the museum is in a transition phase and some of the exhibits have been moved within which probably accounts for some lack...More

Thank colin a
Reviewed December 1, 2017

Went here for a good few hours with my wife, interesting to learn about the local history which is their main focus. Quite a few interactive displays as well which is fun Staff are friendly and positive though it seems like the place is underfunded....More

2  Thank Thorny264
Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

I have visited this museum a few times and have found it very interesting. Free to enter. Different exhibitions every few months. Coming from the area I found it fascinating. Do give it a try.

1  Thank AngelaM007
Reviewed November 10, 2017

My 2 yr old daughter and I visited this museum today and we were really surprised by how good it was. It is free entry and has special activities on mondays aimed at younger children. Upon arrival we were both greeted in such an open...More

Thank gibb0girl
Reviewed September 10, 2017

It was a beautiful day in town to explore we had been in Chippenham several times but this was our first at the museum. It's free and a wonderful place to find the history of a lovely town. Our only problem was it was unusually...More

2  Thank George A
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Small free entry,but crammed with local information , highly recommend it you have a spare hour.Lady on reception very helpful.

1  Thank 27Steve27
Reviewed July 11, 2017

On the surface a small museum but it dawned on me as I went round that there were so many facts presented in such an engaging way that the hour I had carved out to visit was totally not enough. The history of Chippenham within...More

3  Thank Andy S
Reviewed July 3, 2017

An excellent portrayal of the town's history . The volunteers were friendly and well informed. The street montages in the upstairs rooms with the photos and information on shops and trades of earlier days was particularly well done and interesting.

3  Thank JAH399
Reviewed June 21, 2017

I was a little disappointed when I entered this museum. I asked the woman on the desk if there was a leaflet or guide and she said no. So I wandered around, not sure if I saw everything. However, I liked what I saw and...More

2  Thank chris n
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