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Chippenham Museum

10 Market Place, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HF
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Tel01249 705020

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About

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.

Enjoy regularly changing displays in the temporary exhibition gallery or take part in a varied programme of walks, talks, family activities and special events. 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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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Unit 1 - Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions

Road 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

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp / Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children 3+

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Open all year
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Car parks available nearby, contact museum or see website for details

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2hrs including a visit to the Yelde Hall
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Not on Sun.
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 5
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times

Target Markets

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed Towards Students / Youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals

Opening Times

2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00*
SundayClosed*

* Yelde Hall open Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am – 3.30pm, open at other times by arrangement

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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