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The Trowbridge Museum and Art gallery

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Address: The Shires | Court Street, Trowbridge BA14 8AT, England
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+44 1225 751339
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10:00 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
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A jewel - AND its free

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Brian-Snellgrove
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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Midsomer Norton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 mention of the Roman heritage. Good news is that it's going to get an extra... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Adrian I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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.

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Frome, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 about the town and its history, see origianal machinery and let the children get... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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capetown
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 machinery from the time of the industrial revolution... a real spinning jenny, so huge you... More 

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Southwater, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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.

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Thank Nathan2865
Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, milk products, war information, Queen Victoria and lots, lots more. For children a mouse hunt... More 

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Hopetoun, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The museum staff were very good and answered a query and followed it up and found a school photo from 1956

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Thank 475Pam
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited it for the first time a week or so ago. Friendly volunteer staff and interesting stuff from centuries ago to take in, especially for children. See how mill workers coped with all the machinery-some of it positively dangerous when in operation (centuries ago) I would imagine. Live and learn. Excellent!

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