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The Trowbridge Museum and Art gallery

The Shires | Court Street, Trowbridge BA14 8AT, England
+44 1225 751339
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Wonderful way to spend some time whilst in Trowbridge

I expected this museum to be a couple of dusty boards in a library, but instead was treated to a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helsbels0118
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
Interesting musuem

On my trips to Trowbridge, I visit this FREE museum (all good things are free, but do wonder how... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Ann L
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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The Shires | Court Street, Trowbridge BA14 8AT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected this museum to be a couple of dusty boards in a library, but instead was treated to a visual and historical feast. The exhibits were curated beautifully. I had a lovely chat with David B., the museum manager, and he was friendly and...More

Thank Helsbels0118
Reviewed 26 April 2017

On my trips to Trowbridge, I visit this FREE museum (all good things are free, but do wonder how long it can carry on for) It is very well laid out and has lots of displays - it is at the top of a flight...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This 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 various other historical matters with a brief...More

Thank Brian-Snellgrove
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

If you are local, interested in the woolen trade or just like see recent historic artefacts, this is fabulous AND Free!

Thank Adrian I
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Wonderful 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.

Thank Charlotte J
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Don't be put off by the location of the Museum in a modern shopping centre - The Shires. The museum is actually set in one of Trowbridge's old mill buildings that has been a cenre of the woollen industry for hundreds of years. Find out...More

Thank TripArtiste
Reviewed 7 December 2016

A little dated but free. I have taken lots of visiting friends around. Thankfully they don't move the mice too often. Gives you a great feel for the local area.

Thank Alexandra30028
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the entry to this superb museum. There is a lift or stairs from inside the shopping centre. Once you are up in the museum you will be amazed as to what you can see. There is a superb exhibition of...More

Thank elvispezlie
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Great showing the machines used in the mill and history of the area, and the mill thru out the years, it free entry but donations accepted, defantly worth a visit if in the area.

Thank Nathan2865
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This free museum is sited in one of the old woollen mills in town. Great place to display the comprehensive range of machinery used to process wool. From sheep to shop! Short videos near the machines showing them in operation. Other exhibits include school items,...More

Thank Hampshirehogs21
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