Chippenham Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Kilvert’s World’ explores the work of Rev. Francis Kilvert, whose diary written in Victorian Chippenham and Langley Burrell is now sold across the globe.
The exhibition, open from 5 July to 9 October with free entry, features two of the three surviving diaries on loan from The National Library of Wales. Born in Chippenham in 1840, Kilvert became curate for his father in Langley Burrell.
“2020 marked 150 years since Kilvert first began his diaries. The exhibition at Chippenham Museum is beautifully presented, encouraging visitors to step back in time to Victorian Chippenham.”
‘A Victorian Summer’ of both free and bookable events runs alongside the exhibition.
“We are so pleased to see the return of our in-person events at Chippenham Museum. Our programme has something for all ages, including events for our local families to return back and enjoy.”
For more information about summer events at Chippenham Museum visit the museum’s What’s On page.
Chippenham Museum, a Chippenham Town Council facility, is free to visit and open Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Located in the Market Place, the museum tells the story Chippenham from its prehistoric origins to the present day.