How to find us

Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

By car
By train
By bus or on foot
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By car:

Coming from the north (M4):

Leave the M4 at junction 17. Follow the dual carriageway, the A350, south towards Chippenham.
At the first roundabout take the first exit onto the Malmesbury Road, the B4158, signposted Town Centre.
Follow this road straight on for about 2 miles, and at the main roundabout (near the retail park) take the third exit onto New Road, the B4069, signposted Bath, Calne, Town Centre.
Keep in left hand lane, then turn left (signposted railway station).
Turn left at the roundabout, onto Station Hill.
Continue straight on onto Cocklebury Road, passing the railway station on your left-hand side. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.

Coming from the south (A350 – Melksham etc)

After you have passed through Beanacre, take the second exit at the Lackham College roundabout, onto the B4528, signposted A4, Calne.
Continue straight on until the set of traffic lights at the Queensbridge junction, where you should take the right hand lane. Continue straight on until you reach a mini-roundabout, with a railway bridge on your left. Turn right onto Rowden Hill, the A4, signposted Calne.
As you approach the Bridge Centre roundabout get in the left hand lane for the first set of traffic lights; then move into the middle lane to go past the next set of traffic lights, then move into the left hand lane to take the 3rd exit onto Bath Road, signposted Monkton Park.
At the mini-roundabout turn left onto the Bridge. (The High Street is on your right.)
Turn right at the next roundabout, onto Station Hill.
Continue straight on onto Cocklebury Road, passing the railway station on your left-hand side. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.

Coming from the west (A420 – Bristol etc)

At the junction with the A350, the Bumpers Farm roundabout, take the second exit, (straight across), onto the A420, Bristol Road, signposted Calne and Town Centre. Bear left and at the double mini-roundabout go straight across, signposted Calne and Town Centre.
At next mini-roundabout turn left into Park Lane, the A420. Keep in the right hand lane, and bear right, signposted Calne A4.
Move across into left-hand lane, and turn left at the traffic lights, signposted Chippenham Station.
Turn left at the next roundabout, onto Station Hill.
Continue straight on onto Cocklebury Road, passing the railway station on your left-hand side. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.

Coming from the west (A4 – Bath etc)

At the junction with the A350, the Chequers roundabout, take the third exit onto Bath Road, the A4 (signposted Calne)
At the next two roundabouts, go straight across, still following signs for Calne.
Go through the railway arch, and take the second exit (straight across) at the mini-roundabout.
As you approach the Bridge Centre roundabout get in the left hand lane for the first set of traffic lights; then move into the middle lane to go past the next set of traffic lights, then move into the left hand lane to take the 3rd exit onto Bath Road, signposted Monkton Park.
At the mini-roundabout turn left onto the Bridge. (The High Street is on your right.)
At the next roundabout turn right onto Station Hill.
Continue straight on onto Cocklebury Road, passing the railway station on your left-hand side. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.

Coming from the east (A4 – Calne etc)

At the first roundabout on the outskirts of Chippenham turn left, onto Pewsham Way.
Keep on this road, going straight across the next 3 roundabouts, signposted Through traffic, town centre.
At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Avenue La Fleche, signposted A4, Through traffic.
As you approach the traffic lights shortly before the Bridge Centre roundabout, move into the right hand lane.
Keep in this lane past the first set of traffic lights, then move further over into the right hand lane at the Bridge Centre roundabout.
Follow the road round to the right, but move into the left hand lane at the next set of traffic lights, and take the 4th exit onto Bath Road, signposted Monkton Park and Railway Station.
At the mini-roundabout turn left onto the Bridge. (The High Street is on your right.)
At the next roundabout turn right onto Station Hill.
Continue straight on onto Cocklebury Road, passing the railway station on your left-hand side. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.

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By train

Chippenham railway station is operated by First Great Western (see First Great Western). It is on the main line from London Paddington to the West Country. Please contact train operators for details of services.
See National Rail

Once you have arrived at Chippenham, please leave by the main exit, at the front of the station. There are taxis on your left, should you require one,and a bus stop on the right. If you choose to walk, it will take about 10 minutes. Turn left out of the railway station and go along Cocklebury Road. You will pass the Chippenham campus of the WiltshireCollege on the opposite side of the road. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.

By bus and on foot

Bus services from Calne, Devizes, Swindon, Bath, and Trowbridge, amongst other places, are available to Chippenham.
The easiest option may be to take a bus to Chippenham railway station and then get a taxi or walk. If you choose to walk, it will take about 10 minutes. Turn left out of the railway station and go along Cocklebury Road. You will pass the Chippenham campus of the WiltshireCollege on the opposite side of the road. After just over 500 metres the road curves around to the right. The History Centre is a large building 50 metres past this bend on your left.
For bus timetables visit: Traveline Telephone: 0871 200 22 33

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