Town Crier Competition 17th September

*** This event was sadly cancelled ***

The Town Crier’s parade begins in Boroughfields at 10:30am.

A parade takes place at 10:30 from Boroughfields going to outside the Town Hall in the High Street for 11:00am.

The competition will feature Town Criers from across the country.

This week a Historical Walk

Thanks to all the visitors who came to the Museum on Saturday. If you are interested in the history of our town then the Historical Town Walk with Owen Collier (Town Crier) on Wednesday 11th May should be of interest. Details below.

Museum now open

Excitement at the museum last Saturday 7th May!

After nearly 2 years shut we have now reopened. Thanks to our volunteers for all their hard work in cleaning, organising and making our new displays. Thanks as well to the Fire Brigade, Wannell family for their fire engines and Steve Walls (Mayor) and Owen Collier (Town Crier). Finally thanks to all our visitors. We hope you enjoyed our new displays.

We will be open Saturdays for the moment but hope to extend to Wednesday opening later in the year.

— Museum currently closed —

News Update – 20 April 2022

Good news !

We nearly ready to reopen. Final touches are being made to our displays.

The Mayor will conduct our reopening on 7th May at 10:00. On this day we will have extended hours 10:00 – 13:00.

We will maintain social distancing the museum to keep both visitors and volunteers safe.

Any enquiries to rwbmuseum@gmail.com

Introduction

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Our museum is currently closed

News Update – 14 March 2022

Recently we have had a few enquiries about reopening the museum so in response to those enquiries here is a news update.

Although we have been closed to the public for nearly 2 years a small team of volunteers have been hard at work during much of that time.

They have gone through every box and cabinet to update our collection inventory. Hundreds of photos recently donated to us have also been scanned and catalogued.

Some work still remains to catalogue a large number of donated documents.

Recently our volunteers have deep cleaned the museum and are now setting up some “all new” displays ready for opening soon.

No date has been set yet so watch this space.

Any enquiries to rwbmuseum@gmail.com

There are photos of previous displays on this web site and on Google Maps as well.

Recently we have made short videos about the town and its history which

are hosted on U Tube. The link is  –

https://tinyurl.com/y3ul7okv

There are now videos of :-

  • The lost Breweries of Wootton Bassett
  • History of the Town Hall
  • History of the Dairy
  • History of the Railway Station until closure in 1965
  • The 1808 Print of Celebratory Election March
  • Fire at the Cross Keys 2013
  • Short tour around the museum from 2018

There is a Facebook page called Wootton Bassett – Now and Then which may also be of interest.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/968206950280040/

To contact the museum email rwbmuseum@gmail.com

Updated 14 March 2022

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