Wiltshire at War exhibition

The Museum will be holding a special exhibition about how communities in Wiltshire were affected by the Great War, 1914-1918. It features display material from “Wiltshire At War – Community Stories” that has been put together at the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre and we will showing items and photographs from our own collection too.

This is the centenary of the opening of the Red Cross Hospital at Avoncliff that served wounded soldiers from 1917 to 1923 and we will be showing photographs that were taken at the time.

The exhibition will be in the gallery-meeting room next to the Museum from 5th to 26th August during normal library and museum opening hours.

Admission is, as always, FREE, but donations are of course always welcome.

See also the Wiltshire at War website for more information about the project …

… and an article in the Wiltshire Times

For younger visitors – and older ones – we will have dressing up clothes of the period, and a handling box of period replica items.

Staff and Volunteers from Trowbridge museum will run a 1 day event aimed at children and families on MONDAY 21st AUGUST 2017 in the Library Meeting Room.

The event takes the form of WWI recruiting and VAD Nursing ( Voluntary Aid Detachment ) recreation. Boys are recruited as soldiers and the girls as nurses, and they will be given a short talk on WWI. The boys will be drilled in marching and the girls in bandaging. Children will be able to dress in period uniforms and have their photographs taken against a period background.

Times – 10.30 – 12.30, 1.30 – 3.30pm


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