Heritage Open Day: Hidden on the High Street

Heritage Open Days 2023

Hidden on the High Street - Behind the Scenes at the Neeld and Town Hall

Join us on a tour to explore areas of the historical Neeld and Town Hall which are usually off-limits. Learn about our fascinating history and look around our recent foyer and bar refurbishment.

Delve into the secret corners of the Neeld and Town Hall to discover behind-the-scenes areas such as the tech booth, backstage and Mayor's Parlour.

Our free guided tour will tell you more about the fascinating history of our buildings.

The Neeld has played several different roles in the heart of the Chippenham community, including a Cheese Market and a WW1 Hospital. Following a refurbishment project in 2015, The Neeld is a thriving Community and Arts Centre with an exciting programme of professional shows and local groups’ activities. The Town Hall was opened in 1834 and remains the civic heart of the town and home of Chippenham Town Council.

Tours will take place at 10am and midday (duration approx. 1 hour). Each tour will have a maximum of 20 people so pre-booking is encouraged to avoid disappointment.

Children's colouring activity available. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Certain areas of this tour are only accessible by stairs.

Our customer service desk will be open throughout the day but the tour must be pre-booked.

There is parking nearby at Bath Road car park (long stay) or Borough Parade car park (short stay). We are also within walking distance of the bus station and train station.

Tickets: Free
Duration: 1 hour
Please contact the venue for any access requirements.
Tickets are also available through our Box Office on 01249 446699, from the Neeld Box Office or at the Town Hall.
The Neeld
High Street
SN15 3ER