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“I never knew there was so much to do in Trowbridge”

The Trowbridge Museum and Art gallery
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Trowbridge
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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“I never knew there was so much to do in Trowbridge”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I never knew that Trowbridge was so crucial to West of England Cloth production. Amazing to see working machinery. Trowbridge had so many connections to so many things: Hadens Engineers supplied the central heating systems for the House of Commons and Windsor Castle, Bowyers Pork Pies were based in Trowbridge and it also holds great significance to the story of Sir Isaac Pitman, the man who invented shorthand, which has so many connotations today with regards to language.

There is loads for the kids to do, with an activity area in the castle for children and loads of trails such as a Mouse Hunt and it's all free.

You can easily spend all day around the Museum and Trowbridge a there are also a series of six trails that highlight the rich heritage and culture of the town.

Visited March 2013
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“Tells the history of the town through the woollen industry”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Its a small museum, but well packed with information and still an enjoyable visit.

They even provide activity days for. Hidden and always have an event on or upcoming.

It's set in the shires shopping centre on the second floor and is either up a couple of flights of stairs or there is a small lift.

It certainly is worth a visit and if you take your time looking at the exhibitions it could take an hour or do to get round fully, although I do have a friend who visited and said they did the entire thing in ten minutes!

It has some lovely gifts and Trowbridge and Wiltshire memorabilia.

The staff are pleasant and welcoming. I would recommend calling them to see if any events are due before visiting.

Visited December 2011
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