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Wessex Museums: #WickedWessex Objects on Tour

#Wicked Wessex objects on tour 2018-2019 – grim and gruesome to strange and shocking!

Our #WickedWessex item is now on view – with extra dressing appropriate to the season. Tread carefully as you pass through our Long Room gallery! (NB: no spiders were harmed in the creation of this exhibit)

‘Wicked Wessex’ is the theme of the latest objects tour by the Wessex Museums Partnership: Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum. Each Museum has selected an object which they believe best represents the chosen theme. Starting on Saturday 20 October, each object will be on display starting at their home museum, then after three months they will rotate around the others in turn until Oct 2019.

Wicked Wessex Tour dates

20 October 2018 – 5 January 2019
Each museum will display its own Wicked Wessex object

19 January – 6 April 2019
Dorset County Museum – Bellarmine Witch Bottle from Wiltshire Museum
Poole Museum – Martyrs Maquette from Dorset CountyMuseum
The Salisbury Museum – Cat o’Nine Tails from Poole Museum
Wiltshire Museum – Scold’s Bridle from The Salisbury Museum

20 April – 6 July 2019
Dorset County Museum – Scold’s Bridle from The Salisbury Museum
Poole Museum – Bellarmine Witch Bottle from Wiltshire Museum
The Salisbury Museum – Martyrs Maquette from Dorset County Museum
Wiltshire Museum – Cat o’ Nine Tails from Poole Museum

20 July – 5 October 2019
Dorset County Museum – Cat o’Nine Tails from Poole Museum
Poole Museum – Scold’s Bridle from The Salisbury Museum
The Salisbury Museum – Bellarmine Witch Bottle from Wiltshire Museum
Wiltshire Museum – Martyrs Maquette from Dorset County Museum