Archived events

Events before May 2017

'Inspirations': Modern and classical mosaics by Robert Field
Saturday, 03 July, 2004
This exhibition encompasses Robert Field’s most recent work and covers his two main interests: classical and modern mosaics.

Lesser-known Devizes
Tuesday, 17 August, 2004
An opportunity to learn more - a self guided walk of Devizes. noon to 4pm

 

Living in the Iron Age

12:00 pm, Sunday, 22 August, 2004

Discover life in Iron Age Devizes. The day will comprise weaving of cloth, pottery making, herbs and remedies and combat displays.

 

Happy Puzzle Company

10:30 am, Wednesday, 25 August, 2004

Come along and take part in an amazing journey through the world of puzzles and challenges, turning the impossible into the possible.

 

Happy Puzzle Company

1:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 August, 2004

Come along and take part in an amazing journey through the world of puzzles and challenges, turning the impossible into the possible. 7-16 year olds

 

Wiltshire Manor Houses

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 September, 2004

Lunchtime talk with Pam Slocombe

 

Bronze Axe workshop

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 September, 2004

Workshop with Neil Burridge.

 

Cornucopia

Saturday, 11 September, 2004

Running until 23 October Cornucopia highlights the work of members of the Marlborough Open Studios Scheme.

 

Stonehenge: A History in Photographs by Julian Richards

2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 September, 2004

Julian Richards, the renowned archaeologist and presenter of ‘Meet the Ancestors’, will be giving a lecture in the Town Hall, Devizes on Saturday 25 September 2004 entitled ‘Stonehenge: A History in P...

 

Simple Weaving with James Aldridge, sculptor

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 October, 2004

Simple Weaving with James Aldridge.

 

Contemporary Ceramics from the Eeles Family Pottery

Saturday, 09 October, 2004

This exhibition runs until 31 December 2004 and shows the work of the Eeles family of potters.

 

A Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 October, 2004

A talk by Tom Barklem, BSc, FRGS, FGS on the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

 

Annual General Meeting

2:30 pm, Saturday, 16 October, 2004

The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society who own and adminster the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, will take place at 2.30 pm at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday ...

 

Holiday Activities - With James Aldridge, local artist and sculptor

Wednesday, 27 October, 2004

Make your own Halloween Lantern ready for the weekend of trick or treating!

 

Wiltshire After the Romans by Edwin Deady

2:30 pm, Saturday, 30 October, 2004

Edwin Deady has worked as a librarian in Wiltshire and Berkshire and is a keen amateur archaeologist and ‘digger'.

 

Greek Warriors

12:00 pm, Sunday, 31 October, 2004

Between noon and 4 pm a contigent of Ancient Greek Hoplite soldiers will be visiting the museum to demonstrate life in the past.

 

Images of Childhood in Wiltshire

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 November, 2004

An illustrated talk by Barbara Fuller.

 

Visit to Olympia Antiques Fair

8:15 am, Thursday, 11 November, 2004

The Society is loaning its Robin Tanner collection for display at the Antiques Fair at Olympia. To see this special display a door to door coach trip has been arranged.

 

Early Medieval Glass and Glass Making

2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 November, 2004

by Dr Matthew Stiff. Dr Stiff has been a member of the Society’s Board of Trustees for the past three years. He gained his doctorate with a thesis on the Early Glass Trade and he is currently Data S...

 

Young WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 November, 2004

Are you between 7 and 14? Are you interested in fossils, natural history, archaeology, history or collecting? Are you free every second Saturday morning each month? If the answer is yes to any of t...

 

Christmas Sale

10:00 am, Saturday, 20 November, 2004

Sale runs from 10 am to 4.00 pm with plants produce, gifts, tombola and refreshments.

 

Contrasting Topographies - Mostly in Dorset and Wiltshire

Monday, 22 November, 2004

Pictures of landscapes from around the region of different styles.

 

Celtic Brooches and how they were worn

2:30 pm, Saturday, 27 November, 2004

An illustrated lecture by DR NIAMH WHITFIELD.

 

John Aubrey 'Man of the Minute'

8:00 pm, Tuesday, 30 November, 2004

A Chester House Production starring David Weller as John Aubrey, author, antiquarian and irrepressible gossip will be introduced by Dr Lorna Haycock, Sandell Libarian.

 

The Bradford Roman Villa

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 December, 2004

An illustrated lecture by MARK CORNEY

 

Devizes in Prehistoric and Roman Times by Paul Robinson, curator.

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 December, 2004

Devizes in Prehistoric and Roman Times by Paul Robinson, Curator.

 

Something Christmassy!

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 December, 2004

Come along and learn something about Christmas. Christmas party too.

 

Devizes Quiz Walk

12:00 am, Monday, 20 December, 2004

Missed our October competion but still want to learn more about Devizes?

 

Young WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 January, 2005

Activities for 7 - 15 year olds with an archaeology, history, natural history or art theme.

 

Coach Outing to London

8:15 am, Saturday, 08 January, 2005

The annual coach outing to London is very popular and as usual the coach will go as far as the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

On the Nature, History and Folklore of the Chalk

1:00 am, Wednesday, 12 January, 2005

By Andrew Tucker. Lunchtime talks last about 45 minutes and you are welcome to bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee are provided. The talk starts at 1.10pm so prompt arrival would be appreciated.

 

Early Christianity in Wessex

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 January, 2005

by Juliet Allan. This illustrated lecture will explore the sources for Christianity in Wessex before the Norman Conquest.

 

Wiliam Beckford: "Now I am growing rich, I mean to build towers"

2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 January, 2005

by Sidney Blackmore. William Beckford was a wealthy eccentric who rebuilt Fonthill Abbey in south Wiltshire, in an extravagantly Gothic style, which subsequently dramatically collapsed.

 

'What about the Workers?': Artisans and Craftsmen in late-Georgian Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 February, 2005

by Lorna Haycock, Librarian at Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Lunchtime talks last about 45 minutes and you are welcome to bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee are provided. The talk starts at 1.10pm so...

 

Ancient Egyptian Life and Religion

2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 February, 2005

Unfortunately this lecture has been cancelled.

 

Ancient Egyptian Day

12:00 pm, Sunday, 20 February, 2005

Come and meet a Pharaoh, a priest and priestess and a Babylonian ambassador.

 

Arthur: The Man and the Myth

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 March, 2005

by Alison Andre. This illustrated lecture will discuss the historical figure of Arthur and how this relates to the hero of legend and romance.

 

A Victorian Gentleman's Egg Box

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 March, 2005

An illustrated lecture by Rita Burstow.

 

The Stonehenge Inquiry and its Consequences

2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 March, 2005

by Brian Davison. This lecture focuses on the arguments over Stonehenge, the re-routing of the A303 and A344 and, if the Inquiry results are available, the consequences of any recommendations.

 

Icons of Sinai

2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 March, 2005

by Dr Nicolas Gendle. Dr Gendle will describe early icons found in churches and monasteries in Sinai.

 

The Megalithic Temples of Malta

Monday, 21 March, 2005

An illustrated lecture by Katya Stroud, Executive of the World Heritage Sites, Malta, based at the National Museum of Archaeology at Valetta.

 

Marlborough: Town and College

2:00 pm, Thursday, 31 March, 2005

Marlborough is an attractive county town with a church at either end of its wide high street. Much of the medieval town, including two churches, was gutted in a great fire in 1653.

 

Exhibition - An Engraver's Landscape

Saturday, 02 April, 2005

An exhibition of wood engravings, drawings and paintings by Howard Phipps.

 

Workshop - Iron Age Pewter Pendant and Weapons - Silures

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 April, 2005

Participants will be able to handle and demonstrate Iron Age weapons, then make a clay mould for a pewter pendant to be cast and then filed/decorated to take yome.

 

Iron Age Pewter Pendant and Weapons - Silures

2:00 pm, Saturday, 09 April, 2005

Handle and demonstrate Iron Age weapons, make a clay mould for a pewter pendant to be cast and then filed/decorated to take home.

 

Britford Church and Longford Castle

11:30 am, Tuesday, 12 April, 2005

An own-car visit for Society members to Britford Church and Longford Castle.

 

Glorious Pellew, Gulielmus Shakespear and other Evasives

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 April, 2005

by Paul Robinson, Curator.

 

Archaeology on Salisbury Plain

1:30 pm, Saturday, 23 April, 2005

Roy Canham, County Archaeologist for Wiltshire, will lead a walk which will include Chisenbury Warren and Lidbury Camp.

 

Roundway Roundheads at the Museum

11:00 am, Saturday, 30 April, 2005

A contingent of soldiers from the Sealed Knot will be visiting the Museum.

 

Exhibition - Objects of Desire: The Art of Collecting

Monday, 02 May, 2005

The influence of private collecting on the development of the museum.

 

Visit to Christchurch

9:00 am, Thursday, 05 May, 2005

A coach trip to Highcliffe Castle and Christchurch Priory.

 

Worthy Women of Wiltshire

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 May, 2005

An illustrated Lunchtime Talk by Brian Coupe.

 

Young WANHS: Military Archaeology - The Cold War

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 May, 2005

With Bob Clark. Visit the nuclear war bunker under Devizes Library.

 

Visit to Trowbridge and the Trowbridge Museum: part 2

2:00 pm, Sunday, 15 May, 2005

Trowbridge was for centuries one of the centres of the West of England cloth trade and is rich in clothiers’ houses and industrial buildings. The Museum has extensive displays both on the history of ...

 

The Megalithic Temples of Malta

2:00 pm, Friday, 20 May, 2005

by Katya Stroud, Executive of the World Heritage Sites, Malta. The lecture is supported by English Heritage and will be chaired by Professor Peter Fowler.

 

Oexmann Art Competition

Saturday, 21 May, 2005

The ninth biennial Oexmann Art Competition is taking place at the Museum in May this year. First prize £500 plus many smaller prizes. Separate junior prizes.

 

Outing to Tetbury, Chavenage House and Beverston

Tuesday, 07 June, 2005

A whole day, own car, visit to Tetbury, Chavenage House and Beverston.

 

Young WANHS: Visit to Chedworth Roman Villa

9:00 am, Saturday, 11 June, 2005

Unfortunately we have had to postpone this outing. It is hoped to reschedule for later in the year. See Bronze Dagger workshop to be held the same day.

 

Young WANHS - Bronze Dagger Workshop

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 June, 2005

A Bronze Dagger Workshop led by Neil Burridge.

 

Evening Reception at Great Chalfield Manor

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 15 June, 2005

Great Chalfield Manor, in Broughton Gifford, is the property of the National Trust.

 

Winchester Cathedral and St Cross Hospital

9:00 am, Wednesday, 22 June, 2005

An all day coach trip to Winchester Cathedral and St Cross Hospital.

 

The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down

Monday, 04 July, 2005

An exhibition of original sources and relics from 4 July to 27 August.

 

Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Overton

10:00 am, Thursday, 07 July, 2005

An 'own car' outing to Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Overton in Wiltshire.

 

Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch

8:15 am, Tuesday, 12 July, 2005

A coach outing to visit Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch.

 

Chippenham Walkabout

2:00 pm, Sunday, 17 July, 2005

A Sunday afternoon tour of the historic market town of Chippenham.

 

Fun with Finds

10:30 am, Saturday, 23 July, 2005

Baffled by a button? Confused by a coin? Then become involved with National Archaeology Week and have 'Fun with Finds' at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Saturday 23 July from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.

 

Crofton Beam Engines and Wilton Windmill

11:00 am, Saturday, 30 July, 2005

Visit the Crofton Pumping Station which supplies water to the Kennet and Avon Canal and then visit the only operating windmill in Wiltshire.

 

Family Fun Holiday Activities

11:00 am, Tuesday, 02 August, 2005

Art craft based activities for children - make a beaker style pot.

 

Family Fun Holiday Activities

11:00 am, Tuesday, 09 August, 2005

Come and have a go at art craft based activities inspired by the museum's collections - today activities with a Roman theme.

 

Tour of Tisbury

2:00 pm, Saturday, 13 August, 2005

The small town of Tisbury lies in the Nadder Valley a few miles west of Wilton.

 

Family Fun Holiday Activities

11:00 am, Tuesday, 16 August, 2005

Come and have a go at art craft based activities inspired by the museum's collections - today inspired by nature and wildlife.

 

Family Fun Holiday Activities

11:00 am, Tuesday, 23 August, 2005

Come and have a go at art craft based activities inspired by the museum's collections - today Anglo-Saxon themed crafts.

 

Visit to Tyntesfield

8:30 am, Tuesday, 30 August, 2005

Tyntesfield is an extraordinary Gothic revival extravaganza inspired by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs, a successful merchant.

 

Oyster-Sausages and Tar Water

Saturday, 03 September, 2005

An exhibition of Recipes, Menus and Cookery books from Wiltshire.

 

The Avebury World Heritage Site: megaliths, monuments and management

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2005

An illustrated lunchtime talk by Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger.

 

Calne Artists Group - An exhibition of recent works

Saturday, 17 September, 2005

An exhibition of recent works by the Calne Artists' Group.

 

Food in Roman Britain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 September, 2005

An illustrated lecture being held as part of the first Devizes Food and Drink Festival which takes place from 19-24 September.

 

Brownsea Island and old Poole

8:30 am, Thursday, 29 September, 2005

A coach outing to Brownsea Island and old Poole.

 

Ancient Egyptian Life & Religion - CANCELLED

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2005

by Gaynor Davenforth

 

Time Tarts - Navigation Trafalgar

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 October, 2005

Sessions last approx. 2 hours.

 

Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 October, 2005

The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place at the Town Hall, Devizes, commencing at 2.30pm.

 

The Workhouse - the lot of the poor

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 October, 2005

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Barbara Fuller.

 

Drawn From History - Big Draw Family Day

10:00 am, Saturday, 15 October, 2005

Big Draw - the campaign for drawing.

 

Industrial Archaeology Symposium

9:45 am, Saturday, 22 October, 2005

The biennial Industrial Archaeology Symposium, will be held on Saturday 22 October 2005 at the Wharf Theatre, Devizes.

 

Art and craft activities with an Ancient Egyptian theme.

11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2005

Have a go at hieroglypics on papyrus, make Egyptian amulets and model pyramids.

 

Craft activities with an Ancient Egyptian theme

11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2005

Have a go at hieroglyphics on papyrus, make Egyptian amulets and model pyramids.

 

Wiltshire Tollhouses

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 November, 2005

An illustrated lecture by Ivor Slocombe.

 

Ancient Woods

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 November, 2005

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Gilbert Green.

 

Young WANHS - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 November, 2005

TBC. Sessions last approx. 2 hours from 10.15 am and are aimed at children from 7-14 who are interested in archaeology, history, natural history, fossils and collecting.

 

Egypt is the Valley

3:00 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2005

An illustrated talk by Sayed Mahmoud Youseff, Chief Inspector of Antiquities and Head of Documentation at Luxor.

 

Dolmens of Ganghwa Island

Saturday, 12 November, 2005

An exhibition of drawings of Meglithic tombs in South Korea by David Gunning, one of the countries most accomplished contemporary artists.

 

Stephen Reynolds: a forgotten Devizes Author

2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 November, 2005

An illustrated lecture by Chris Scoble.

 

Christmas Sale and Coffee Morning

10:30 am, Saturday, 03 December, 2005

Sale of plants, produce and gifts for Christmas.

 

The Gallery Choir

7:30 pm, Tuesday, 06 December, 2005

An evening of seasonal and celebratory music with a Wiltshire focus.

 

Young WANHS - Tinker's Bag - Bob Berry and Team

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 December, 2005

Learn about Wiltshire traditions, especially Christmas ones. Make a mummer's hat and join in with the play.

 

The Vulcan Figurine from North Bradley and the Art of the Bronzesmith in Roman Britain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 December, 2005

An illustrated lecture by Dr Martin Henig. This lecture is being held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.

 

Re-opening the Barrows: new light on the Stourhead Collection

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 December, 2005

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Dr Andrew Martin.

 

Murder, Bloody Murder - the killing of Wolf Myers

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 January, 2006

Lunchtime lecture by Dr Paul Robinson, Curator of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

Young WANHS - Quintains & Coronals

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 January, 2006

The club for 7 - 15 year olds interested in archaeology, history, local history, natural history and fossils. Second Saturday of each month. Varied programme of events. 10.15am - 12.15pm.

 

Military Archaeology of Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 14 January, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Bob Clarke.

 

Images of a Devizes Street: paintings, drawings and photographs of Sheep Street, Devizes

Saturday, 14 January, 2006

Drawing on the Museum Library's collection of photographs and drawings this exhibition details the transformation of the Sheep Street area from one of over-crowded housing to modern post-war flats.

 

Life in Edwardian Devizes

Friday, 03 February, 2006

This exhibition focuses on Devizes as a local retail and trade centre 100 years ago and has been prepared in conjunction with the Devizes Chamber of Commerce which was formed in 1905.

 

Poverty and Crime in 18th century Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 February, 2006

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Dr Lorna Haycock, Sandell Librarian and Archivist.

 

Young WANHS - Paperplays

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 February, 2006

The club for 7-15 year olds interested in archaeology, history, local history, natural history and fossils. Second Saturday of each month. Varied programme of events. 10.15am - 12.15pm

 

Snail Down Revisited: Excavation reported at last!

2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 February, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Nicholas Thomas.

 

Chippenham's Beginnings: recent archaeological work

2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 February, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Mike Stone, Curator of Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre.

 

ROMAN FAMILY DAY

12:00 pm, Sunday, 19 February, 2006

This Roman themed family day will offer visitors the opportunity to meet Roman soldiers, as well as activities making Roman shields, festival garlands and mosaics. There will also be Roman food to ta...

 

Broadleas: a family and it's garden

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 March, 2006

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Rita Burstow.

 

Young WANHS - with a science theme

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 March, 2006

Club for 7 - 15 year olds interested in archaeology, history, local history, natural history and fossils. Second Saturday of each month. Varied programme of events. 10.15am to 12.15pm.

 

LiDAR at Stonehenge

2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 March, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Dr Colin Shell

 

The excavation of the Early-Saxon Cemetery at Blacknall Field, Pewsey

2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 March, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Dr Bruce Eagles.

 

A Song to the Moon: the date of Easter

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 April, 2006

This lecture has been cancelled.

 

Easter Holiday Activity - Roman Mosaics workshop

11:00 am, Wednesday, 05 April, 2006

A workshop to design and make Roman mosaics using glass tesserae.

 

Young WANHS - Felt Making

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 April, 2006

Felt Making with Harriet Plant

 

Easter Holiday Activity - Roman Mosaics workshop

11:00 am, Wednesday, 12 April, 2006

Workshop to design and make Roman mosaics using glass tesserae.

 

The Archaeology of Salisbury Plain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 April, 2006

Outing to be led by Roy Canham, the County Archaeologist.

 

Cricklade

Wednesday, 26 April, 2006

A tour of Cricklade, including the Museum and North Meadow, site of Britain's largest population of Snake's Head Fritillary.

 

Wiltshire Poets of World War 1

Friday, 28 April, 2006

The poetry of two former Marlborough College students Siegfried Sassoon and Charles Hamilton Sorley are explored and the effects of the war on their poetry revealed in this exhibition, which opens on ...

 

Old Sheep Street, Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 May, 2006

An illustrated talk by Bill Underwood a former resident of Sheep Street, Devizes.

 

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Thursday, 11 May, 2006

An all day outing to visit historic Portsmouth.

 

Young WANHS - Devizes Police Force, with Wiltshire Constabulary

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Learn how the Police Force was set up in Devizes.

 

Anglo Saxon Brooches

10:00 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2006

An opportunity to make an Anglo-Saxon style plate brooch.

 

Children's Quiz Sheet

10:00 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2006

Available all summer the quiz sheets are aimed at encouraging closer observation of the collections.

 

Homage to Eve

Saturday, 13 May, 2006

An exhibition by members, past and present, of the Brotherhood of Ruralists.

 

Science Museum, Wroughton

Wednesday, 24 May, 2006

The Science Museum, Wroughton, is the large object storage facility for the National Collections of the Science Museum. The whole spectrum of collections of scientific and technical interest are stor...

 

Spring Plant Sale

10:00 am, Saturday, 27 May, 2006

Raising funds for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Library the Spring Plant Sale will take place on Saturday 27 May between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

 

Half-term holiday activities

11:00 am, Tuesday, 30 May, 2006

Activities with a landscape theme.

 

Devizes Market Place Through the Ages

Friday, 02 June, 2006

Some photographs from the Library Collection.

 

Lichfield Cathedral and City

8:30 am, Thursday, 08 June, 2006

An all day coach outing to Lichfield Cathedral with its splendid setting and fascinanting history.

 

Young WANHS - Make a clay face/mask

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 June, 2006

Learn a little about china manufacture in Victorian times.

 

Education and Museums

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 June, 2006

An illustrated talk by Ali Siviter, the Wiltshire Heritage Museum's Education Officer.

 

Outing to Hungerford

10:00 am, Tuesday, 20 June, 2006

A pleasant walk around the historic centre of Hungerford.

 

Bronze Rapier Workshop

Saturday, 01 July, 2006

Explore the sword in the stone legend, with bronze rapier casting from the middle Bronze Age using charcoal and stone moulds.

 

Wiltshire Crop Circles: Images in the Landscape

Saturday, 08 July, 2006

An exhibition of photographic images and black and white drawings of crop circles in the historic landscape of Wiltshire.

 

Young WANHS - Period Music Workshop

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 July, 2006

A chance to find out and play musical instruments from the past with musical instrument maker Tony Westran.

 

Musical Instruments

Saturday, 08 July, 2006

An opportunity to find out about musical instruments from the past with muscial instrument maker Tony Westran.

 

Visit to Avebury

10:00 am, Tuesday, 11 July, 2006

An own car outing to Avebury to learn more about one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe.

 

Favourite Things

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 July, 2006

An illustrated talk by Livvy Ainge.

 

Visit to Marcham/Frilford and Uffington White Horse and Hill Fort

9:00 am, Tuesday, 18 July, 2006

An all day coach outing to the University of Oxford's excavations of this important Romano-British religious complex.

 

National Archaeology Day

10:00 am, Saturday, 22 July, 2006

Find out about archaeology and geology and take part in events for all the family.

 

Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade

10:00 am, Thursday, 27 July, 2006

Outing to Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris.

 

Summer Holiday Workshops

11:00 am, Thursday, 27 July, 2006

Our Education Officer, Ali Siviter, will be holding craft based holiday activities on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer.

 

'On the crest of the hill: Devizes Grammar School 1906-1969'

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 August, 2006

A reading from this new publication by author Lorna Haycock.

 

Visit to Chedworth Roman Villa

10:00 am, Thursday, 10 August, 2006

We regret that this event has been CANCELLED.

 

Outing to Amesbury.

10:30 am, Thursday, 17 August, 2006

An outing to the interesting and historic town of Amesbury, located on the southern edge of Salisbury Plain.

 

Lion Sunday

12:00 pm, Sunday, 20 August, 2006

A special event to celebrate the Museum's very own lion - Horatio.

 

Wiltshire Crop Circles

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 23 August, 2006

A lunchtime lecture by Francine Blake of the Wiltshire Crop Circles Study Group.

 

Devizes Video and Cine Club presents ...

11:00 am, Monday, 28 August, 2006

Shown on authentic 1970s cine projectors Devizes Video and Cine Club present three films showing Devizes Carnival during the 1970s.

 

Outing to Cirencester and Corinium Museum

11:00 am, Tuesday, 05 September, 2006

An 'own car' excursion to the 'Capital of the Cotswolds', Cirencester and the Corinium Museum.

 

The Medieval Hearth: An exhibition of food and drink in the Middle Ages

Thursday, 07 September, 2006

This exhibition, looking at food and drink in the Middle Ages, runs from 7 September until 12 November 2006 in the Museum's Temporary Exhibition Gallery.

 

The History of Goss China

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 September, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Colin Thomas.

 

Recent Metal Detectorists Finds

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 September, 2006

An illustrated talk by Katie Hinds, Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire.

 

Flowers and Gardens: an Exhibition of recent watercolours by Wendy Trinder BSc, SWA, FSBA

Saturday, 16 September, 2006

An exhibition of watercolour paintings, with a botanical emphasis, by local artist Wendy Trinder runs from 16 September to 29 October in the Museum's Art Gallery.

 

Coach Outing to London

8:15 am, Thursday, 21 September, 2006

An opportunity to visit exhibitions in London.

 

Philip Crocker, Colt Hoare's Wiltshire and the Dawn of Archaeological Graphics

2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 September, 2006

A lecture by Chris Chippindale to mark the anniversary of the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund.

 

The Earliest Occupation of Britain

3:00 pm, Saturday, 07 October, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Dr Sarah Milliken. This lecture will start at 3.00pm and not 2.30pm as previously advertised.

 

John Wood and The Creation of Bath

2:30 pm, Saturday, 14 October, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Amy Frost looking at Wood's highly personal vision of how Bath should be created.

 

19th Century Villages - Open and Closed

2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 October, 2006

an illustrated lecture by Dr Kate Tiller

 

Medieval Food Workshop for Children

11:00 am, Wednesday, 25 October, 2006

A workshop for over 8's linked to the temporary exhibition 'The Medieval Hearth: an exhibition of food and drink in the Middle Ages'.

 

The Big Draw - Workshop for Children

11:00 am, Thursday, 26 October, 2006

Taking inspiration from the 'Flower and Gardens' exhibition children can paint a plant pot or create other art work.

 

Victorian Family Day

10:00 am, Sunday, 29 October, 2006

A 'Victorian themed' Family Day.

 

Table Top Sale

10:00 am, Saturday, 04 November, 2006

A Table Top Sale is taking place at Wiltshire Heritage Museum to raise funds for the Museum.

 

'How I got out of the Rat Race and into Archaeology!'

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 November, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Eddie Field.

 

Presentation on Woodland Archaeology

2:00 pm, Saturday, 11 November, 2006

An introduction to Woodland Archaeology by Dick Greenaway.

 

Candle Making - with Roy Figgis

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 November, 2006

A Young WANHS activity making candles.

 

Resonance: Unearthing a Picture. Workshop for under 16s with Sue Bradshaw

10:30 am, Saturday, 18 November, 2006

A workshop for under 16s by artist Sue Bradshaw linked to the Museum's new exhibition 'Resonance: engaging with the archaeology of place'.

 

Resonance: Unearthing a Sense of Place. A workshop with Sue Bradshaw.

1:30 pm, Saturday, 18 November, 2006

A workshop by artist Sue Bradshaw linked to the Museum's new exhibition 'Resonance: engaging with the archaeology of place'.

 

George Eliot in Wiltshire: from Lacock to Bowood to the Beaufort Hunt

2:30 pm, Sunday, 19 November, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Kathleen McCormack, Professor of English at Florida International University, North Miami about George Eliot the writer of Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss.

 

Children's Christmas Quiz at the Museum

Friday, 24 November, 2006

Objects from the Museum's Recent History Collection will be on display in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery from 24 November.

 

The House that Joseph Needham Built: the history and archaeology of no. 8 Long Street, Devizes

2:30 pm, Saturday, 02 December, 2006

An illustrated lecture by Matthew McMurray

 

A Victorian Evening

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 06 December, 2006

Chester House Productions will be presenting 'East Lynne' and 'Dickens at Christmas' at Devizes Town Hall.

 

The Stonehenge Riverside Project

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 December, 2006

A lecture re-assessing the local and regional associations of Stonehenge, by Prof. Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of Archaeology at Sheffield University. This is a fundraising lecture in aid of the...

 

Excavations at Tilshead 2004-05

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 December, 2006

Robin Holley will present this lunchtime lecture about the excavation and finds at this site in Tilshead.

 

The Search for the Lost Tudor Mansion of the Seymours at Bedwyn Brail

10:30 am, Saturday, 16 December, 2006

A talk by Graham Bathe in anticipation of practical work the Archaeology Field Group hopes to conduct during 2007.

 

Festive Finds Day

10:00 am, Monday, 18 December, 2006

Katie Hinds, The Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire, is holding a finds identification session at Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Monday 18 December between 10 am and 3 pm.

 

The Great Civil War

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 January, 2007

An illustrated lecture by Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol.

 

Wiltshire, the birthplace of photography

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 January, 2007

An illustrated lunchtime talk by Roger Watson, the Museum's Documentation Officer.

 

The Salisbury Annual Music Festival 1770-1800: Provincial Culture In Transition

2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 January, 2007

An illustrated lecture by Patrick Driscoll.

 

The Order of St John: a History

2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 January, 2007

An illustrated lecture by Rachel Heather.

 

Join the Club!

3:00 pm, Tuesday, 23 January, 2007

A number of local organisations will be using the Museum as a venue to promote their group.

 

Aerial Photography and Archaeology - 100 years of Discovery: an Exhibition

Thursday, 25 January, 2007

English Heritage’s touring exhibition ‘Aerial Photography and Archaeology - 100 years of Discovery’ uses historic and modern photographs to tell the story of the first aerial photographs.

 

Book Reading and signing from Windsmith by Kevan Manwaring

2:30 pm, Saturday, 27 January, 2007

Author Kevan Manwaring will be reading extracts from his latest novel Windsmith at Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Saturday 27 January at 2.30pm.

 

The Collecting Bug: an exhibition from peoples private collections

Wednesday, 31 January, 2007

An exhibition of unusual local collections is taking place at the Museum until 21 April.

 

Object of the Month: February

Wednesday, 31 January, 2007

A new feature this month at the Museum is our ‘Object of the Month’ - an opportunity for the Curators to display unusual items from the Museum collection which are not on permanent display.

 

Underground Devizes

2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 February, 2007

An Illustrated lecture by John Girvin. THIS LECTURE IS SOLD OUT.

 

Aerial Archaeology in Wiltshire - A Workshop

10:00 am, Saturday, 10 February, 2007

To celebrate the centenary of the first every aerial photograph taken of Stonehenge, English Heritage will be running a day school on aerial photography at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

The Mystery of the Marlborough Bucket - When, Where and Why?

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 February, 2007

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Paul Robinson the Museum's Curator.

 

Mata Hari’s Glass Eye and Other Tales: 100 years of Aerial Photography and Archaeology

2:30 pm, Saturday, 17 February, 2007

A lecture to co-incide with the English Heritage exhibition 'Aerial Photography and Archaeology - 100 years of Discovery' on display in the Museum from 17 January to 18 February

 

Young WANHS: Medieval Medicine Workshop

10:15 am, Saturday, 17 February, 2007

With Vicky Shearman.

 

Thomas Hardy's Landscapes - an exhibition of drawings by Rob Pountney

Friday, 23 February, 2007

An exhibition of drawings by Robert Pountney, inspired by the landscape of Thomas Hardy's novels and poems, will run from 24 February to 9 April.

 

Tudor Family Day

11:00 am, Sunday, 25 February, 2007

Come to the Museum to meet Tudor re-enactors in the galleries and discover what life in Tudor England was like.

 

Annual Dinner

7:00 pm, Friday, 02 March, 2007

The Annual Dinner of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History will be held at the Bear Hotel, Devizes.

 

Robin Tanner and Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 March, 2007

An illustrated lecture by Cleo Witt.

 

Richard Jefferies: the Prose Poet of the Wiltshire Countryside

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 March, 2007

An illustrated lecture by John Price.

 

Young WANHS: Medieval Clay Tiles

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 March, 2007

With Geri Francis

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Great Rebuilding: 18th century Devizes houses and their contents

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2007

An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Lorna Haycock, the Museum's Librarian and Archivist.

 

SUNDAY LECTURE: The Country Parson's Flock: George Herbert at Bemerton

2:30 pm, Sunday, 25 March, 2007

An illustrated lecture by John Chandler.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Great Rebuilding: 18th century Devizes houses and their contents

1:00 pm, Thursday, 29 March, 2007

This talk was so popular we were unable to accomodate everyone interested in attending. Therefore this repeat lecture has been arranged.

 

Institute of Field Archaeologists - 25th Anniversary Conference

Monday, 02 April, 2007

This Conference is being held at the University of Reading on 2-4 April. Archaeologists and non-members of the Institute are welcome at the Conference.

 

Easter Holiday Activities

11:00 am, Monday, 02 April, 2007

Easter Fun for children.

 

Museum Easter Opening Times

Monday, 02 April, 2007

The Museum will be open over the Easter weekend:

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Bromham, Then and Now

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 April, 2007

A lunchtime talk presented by Dennis Powney.

 

Young WANHS: Field Walking

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 April, 2007

with Brian Clarke

 

EXHIBITION: Landscape Painted and Pieced

Saturday, 14 April, 2007

SPECIAL OFFER 25% discount on all unsold paintings for the remainder of the exhibition.

 

OUTING: to Sopworth and Little Badminton

10:15 am, Wednesday, 18 April, 2007

This is an 'own car' outing to the churches around Sopworth and Little Badminton.

 

OUTING: to Tintern Abbey and Goodrich Castle

9:00 am, Wednesday, 25 April, 2007

An all day coach outing to Tintern Abbey and Goodrich Castle.

 

OBJECT OF THE MONTH: MAY

Wednesday, 02 May, 2007

Every month an 'Object of the Month' will be displayed in the Museum or Library.

 

Young WANHS: YAC Session

10:15 am, Saturday, 05 May, 2007

A Young Archaeologists Session with Cally Langhurst.

 

My Landscapes

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 May, 2007

A lecture and guided tour of the exhibition 'Landscape Painted and Pieced' by Peter Fowler.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Meet the Wyatts: a family of architects

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 May, 2007

An illustrated talk by Rita Burstow.

 

EXHIBITION: A Victorian Castle in Devizes: an exhibition about the Castle and its People

Friday, 11 May, 2007

This new exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see inside Devizes Castle in its Victorian heyday.

 

The Oexmann Art Competition

Saturday, 12 May, 2007

The Oexmann Art Competition is open to anyone born or residing in Wiltshire. It was set up in memory of Theophila Joan Oexmann (nee Copland-Griffiths).

 

OUTING: over the Somerset Border to Orchardleigh, Lullington and Mells

10:30 am, Tuesday, 15 May, 2007

An own car outing starting at the isolated and charming church at Orchardleigh.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITES: Mask Making

12:00 am, Tuesday, 29 May, 2007

Make masks inspired by history and nature.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Pot Painting

12:00 am, Thursday, 31 May, 2007

Paint terracotta plant pots in a greek style.

 

EXHIBITION: Oexmann Art Award

Sunday, 03 June, 2007

The Tenth biennial Oexmann Art Exhibition - a display of winning and selected entries from an the Oexmann Art Competition - opened on Saturday 2 June.

 

OUTING: A Walk by the Wylye from Heytesbury to Knook

12:00 pm, Wednesday, 06 June, 2007

A walk along the middle Wylye taking in two fine, but very different, churches.

 

Young WANHS: Dowsing

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 June, 2007

With Shaun Ogbourne

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Coalport and the China Industry

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 June, 2007

An illustrated talk by Ali Siviter, the Museum's Education Officer.

 

OUTING: to Cloatley Manor, Hankerton and Ashton Keynes

10:30 am, Wednesday, 20 June, 2007

An own car outing to Cloatley Manor, Hankerton and Holy Cross Church, Ashton Keynes.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: What on Earth is That?

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 July, 2007

An illustrated talk by Livvy Ainge.

 

Young WANHS: Paper Making

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 July, 2007

with Ali Siviter.

 

ARCHAEOLOGY FAMILY DAY: Prehistory

11:00 am, Sunday, 22 July, 2007

Events and demonstrations to celebrate National Archaeology week. All ages welcome.

 

EXHIBITION: All About Stonehenge

Sunday, 22 July, 2007

This exhibition of paintings is devoted solely to Stonehenge. The Museum has been fortunate in having recently acquired a number of important works depicting the monument and this exhibition is an op...

 

LECTURE: What Makes Devizes Special?

2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 July, 2007

An illustrated lecture by Lorna Haycock, Librarian at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

Family Activities for the Summer Holidays

12:00 am, Tuesday, 31 July, 2007

Art and Craft Activites are held throughout the summer and are linked to the Museum's collections.

 

EXHIBITION: Fossils: a children's guide to identifying Wiltshire specimens

Friday, 03 August, 2007

A new exhibition aimed at children opens on 3 August.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: our Society and Its Museum

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 August, 2007

An illustrated talk by Lisa Webb, Assistant Curator.

 

Young WANHS: Archaeological Finds

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 August, 2007

with Christina Staff

 

OUTING: Sarsens and Chalk

2:00 pm, Saturday, 11 August, 2007

An own car outing to Lockeridge, Littlecote, Wilton Brail and the Vale of Pewsey.

 

OUTING: to Danebury Iron Age Hillfort and Museum of the Iron Age, Andover.

10:45 am, Thursday, 16 August, 2007

An all-day own car outing to the hillfort at Danebury and the Museum of the Iron Age, Andover.

 

Annual August Bank Holiday Film Show

10:00 am, Monday, 27 August, 2007

Devizes & District Cine Club, using a standard 8 cine projector, will be showing local films at the Museum on Bank Holiday Monday between 11am and 4pm.

 

Young WANHS: Geology Session

10:15 am, Saturday, 01 September, 2007

with Elizabeth Devon

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club: an exhibition by members

Tuesday, 04 September, 2007

An exhibition of photographic works by members of the Devizes Camera Club.

 

OUTING: to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol

10:30 am, Tuesday, 11 September, 2007

A guided tour of the Museum, together with an opportunity to visit the Slave Exhibition.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Hunt for a lost stone circle at Winterbourne Bassett

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 September, 2007

An illustrated talk by Jim Gunter, Trustee and Chair of the Society's Archaeology Field Group.

 

OUTING: to the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre

7:00 pm, Tuesday, 25 September, 2007

An opportunity to visit the new Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre before it opens to the public.

 

OBJECT OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER

Monday, 01 October, 2007

A prize medal with a difference is the “object of the month” for October at the Museum.

 

EXHIBITION: Monochrome Paintings: An Exhibition by Anthony Williams

Saturday, 06 October, 2007

Anthony Williams is a lecturer at Wiltshire College, Trowbridge and he teaches on the Foundation Art and Design Course.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The History of food in Chippenham

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 October, 2007

An illustrated talk by Mike Stone, Curator of the Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre.

 

Young WANHS: Trip to the Stonehenge Landscape Project

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 October, 2007

A trip to Stonehenge, visiting the landscape rather than the stones.

 

Industrial Archaeology Symposium 2007

9:45 am, Saturday, 13 October, 2007

The 2007 Industrial Archaeology Symposium will be held at the Wharf Theatre Devizes on Saturday 13 October.

 

LECTURE: First Farmers - the Neolithic in Britain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 October, 2007

An illustrate lecture by Dr Sarah Milliken.

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

11:00 am, Tuesday, 23 October, 2007

Halloween and autumn themed art and craft workshops for children.

 

EGYPTIAN FAMILY DAY

11:00 am, Sunday, 28 October, 2007

An Egyptian themed day, with activities for all the family.

 

Visit to 'Making History: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007' exhibition at the Royal Academy, London

Wednesday, 31 October, 2007

A coach outing to visit this spectacular exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in Burlington House, Piccadilly to celebrate the tercentenary of the Society of Antiquaries.

 

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LECTURE 2007: Before the Mast: Life on Board the Mary Rose

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 November, 2007

The Annual Fundraising lecture is to be given by Dr Julie Gardiner of Wessex Archaeology.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Items from the Devizes Advertiser 1871-2

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 November, 2007

An illustrated talk by Barbara Fuller.

 

Young WANHS: details to be confirmed

10:15 am, Saturday, 17 November, 2007

Young WANHS is a club for children aged 7 - 14 years interested in history, archaeology, local history and natural history. The club is (usually) held second Saturday of each month from 10.15am to 12...

 

ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE: The Past in the Present

9:30 am, Saturday, 24 November, 2007

An Archaeology Conference looking at all aspects of landscape, archaeological and historical studies, together with one site-specific paper which will describe a unique approach to conservation, but i...

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes Then and Now: An Exhibition of Photographs

Tuesday, 04 December, 2007

This exhibition comprises images of Devizes taken long ago with pictures of the same scene taken more recently, showing how the town has changed, or not, over the last 100 years or so.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Queen's Bodyguard: The Yeoman of the Guard

1:00 pm, Saturday, 08 December, 2007

An illustrated talk by Robert Shergold.

 

LECTURE: The History of Wine Making in Wiltshire

6:30 pm, Saturday, 08 December, 2007

A lecture and wine tasting at Wiltshire Heritage Museum, by Paul Langham of a'Becketts Vineyard, Littleton Panell.

 

Young WANHS: Christmas Session

10:15 am, Sunday, 09 December, 2007

Christmas themed activity, with Christmas party to follow.

 

GENERAL: EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES

Thursday, 20 December, 2007

Our 2008 programme of events, exhibitions and lectures will be published shortly.

 

EXHIBITION: Sport: a History of the Clubs in and around Devizes

Saturday, 19 January, 2008

Featuring items from both the Museum’s own collection and those of local sports clubs, this exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of sport in and around Devizes.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Weaving

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2008

Event for 7 - 14 year olds.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire's Pipe-organs: is their future secure?

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 February, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Christopher Kent.

 

LECTURE: The Roman Coin Hoard from Alton Barnes

2:30 pm, Saturday, 16 February, 2008

an illustrated lecture by Dr Sam Moorhead of the British Museum.

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

11:00 am, Tuesday, 19 February, 2008

Art and Craft Workshops for children.

 

FAMILY DAY: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

11:00 am, Sunday, 24 February, 2008

Activities for all the family.

 

LECTURE: Beheadings, burials and boundaries: the landscape of execution in Anglo-Saxon Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 March, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Andrew Reynolds, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at University College London.

 

ANNUAL DINNER

7:00 pm, Friday, 07 March, 2008

The Society's Annual Dinner will be held in the Ballroom Suite at the Bear Hotel, Devizes. 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Flint Knapping

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 March, 2008

with Karl Lee.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: One for the Road: Travel and Inns in 18th Century Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 March, 2008

An illustrated talk by Dr Lorna Haycock, the Museum's Sandell Librarian and Archivist.

 

LECTURE: The 17th and 18th Century fashion for wigs and why gentlemen wore them

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 March, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Dr Negley Harte.

 

EASTER WEEKEND: OPENING TIMES

Friday, 21 March, 2008

The Museum will be open during the Easter weekend.

 

LECTURE: Syon Abbey: a royal foundation 1415-1625 and its links with Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 March, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Virginia Bainbridge.

 

EXHIBITION: Richard Shirley Smith: Skill * Imagination * Versatility

Saturday, 05 April, 2008

Paintings, collages, engravings and designs for murals and books from over 50 years.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

11:00 am, Tuesday, 08 April, 2008

Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Photography: the marriage of Art and Science

12:00 am, Wednesday, 09 April, 2008

An illustrated talk by Roger Watson, Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

11:00 am, Thursday, 10 April, 2008

Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Diabolical Diseases

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 April, 2008

With Cally Langhurst. Find out about the history of bacteria and the evidence of disease in the archaeological record. Activities and puzzles too.

 

LECTURE: The Wiltshire and Somerset Woollen Industry from the Middle Ages onwards

2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 April, 2008

An illustrated by Ken Rogers.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

11:00 am, Tuesday, 15 April, 2008

Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

12:00 am, Thursday, 17 April, 2008

Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays

 

COACH OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain

1:00 pm, Saturday, 26 April, 2008

To be led by Roy Canham, former County Archaeologist for Wiltshire.

 

EXHIBITION: Little Imber on the Downe, Seven Miles from any Towne

10:00 am, Saturday, 03 May, 2008

Using photographs from our own collection this special display tells the story of Imber village on Salisbury Plain, taken over by the military during World War II. Runs until 31 August.

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

Monday, 05 May, 2008

The Museum will be OPEN noon - 4pm and entry is FREE.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Bronze Age Man

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 May, 2008

Learn about the Bronze Age in Britain.

 

LECTURE: Little Imber on the Downe, Seven Miles from any Towne

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 May, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Rex Sawyer.

 

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Wiltshire Highwaymen

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 May, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Rita Burstow.

 

LECTURE: Richard Shirley Smith: Skill * Imagination * Versatility

2:30 pm, Saturday, 17 May, 2008

A fully illustrated talk and discussion with artist Richard Shirley Smith about his work.

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Dauntsey, Brinkworth and Lydiard Tregoze Churches

10:30 am, Saturday, 24 May, 2008

A visit to some of the interesting churches in the villages near Wootton Bassett and Swindon led by Bobby Gibbs.

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

12:00 am, Monday, 26 May, 2008

The Museum will be OPEN today from noon - 4pm. Entry is FREE.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Mini Museum Displays

12:00 am, Tuesday, 27 May, 2008

Art and Craft based workshops for children.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Mini Museum Displays

12:00 am, Wednesday, 28 May, 2008

Art and craft based workshops for children.

 

FABULOUS FINDS DAYS

11:00 am, Saturday, 31 May, 2008

Found something in your garden or whilst out walking? Don't know what it is?

 

OUTING: Birdwatching Afternoon

12:00 am, Saturday, 31 May, 2008

An own car outing to Greenham Common, Berkshire.

 

OUTING: Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs

8:30 am, Monday, 02 June, 2008

A coach outing to the O2 Arena, Greenwhich to see the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.

 

SPRING PLANT SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 07 June, 2008

Raising funds for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society which owns and runs the Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Library.

 

LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Rome wasn't built in a day

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 June, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Diann Barnett.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Archaeology Themed art-based workshop

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 June, 2008

Young WANHS is for children aged 7 - 14 years interested in archaeology, history and natural history.

 

EXHIBITION: David Gunning: A Retrospective

Saturday, 28 June, 2008

An exhibition highlighting the work of this internationally renowned artist. Runs until 26 October.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Who was Frances Isborn?

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 July, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Livvy Ainge.

 

OUTING: Reading Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life

8:00 am, Saturday, 12 July, 2008

An all day coach trip to visit the Museum of Reading, which contains exhibitions on the history of the town, and to the Museum of English Rural Life with its collections on the history of food, farmin...

 

Archaeology Family Day

11:00 am, Sunday, 20 July, 2008

A fun family day as part of National Archaeology Week. Come along and find out more about archaeology through a variety of activities and displays.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES during August

11:00 am, Tuesday, 05 August, 2008

Art and Craft based workshops: 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 26th and 28th August.

 

Young WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 August, 2008

- CANCELLED -

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Orkney: The Neolithic World Heritage Site

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 August, 2008

An illustrated talk by Lisa Webb, Acting Curator.

 

OPEN EVENING

5:00 pm, Thursday, 14 August, 2008

A special evening opening to welcome local residents to the Museum and Library, together with an opportunity to see English Heritage's 'the future of Stonehenge' consultation exhibition.

 

THE FUTURE OF STONEHENGE

5:00 pm, Thursday, 14 August, 2008

English Heritage's 'The future of Stonehenge' display will be at the Museum from Thursday 14 August (evening) to Sunday 17 August.

 

OUTING: WEALD & DOWNLAND MUSEUM

8:15 am, Saturday, 16 August, 2008

An all day outing to the Weald & Downland open air Museum in Sussex, co-inciding with their steam festival.

 

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING

Saturday, 23 August, 2008

The Museum will be open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.

 

August Bank Holiday Carnival Film Show

11:30 am, Monday, 25 August, 2008

Original cine films, using original equipment, will be shown on Bank Holiday Monday.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Toys Through the Ages - CANCELLED

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 September, 2008

An illustrated talk by Ali Siviter, the Museum's Education Officer. This talk has been cancelled. Another talk has been arranged for the same time - The Future of Stonehenge: What are the latest pla...

 

LUNCHTIME TALK - The Future of Stonehenge: what are the latest plans and what does it mean for us?

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 September, 2008

by David Dawson, WANHS Director

 

Young WANHS: Stonehenge Discovery Visit

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 September, 2008

With the National Trust and Ali Siviter.

 

JOIN THE CLUB!

2:00 pm, Thursday, 18 September, 2008

Looking for a new hobby? Want to make new friends? Want to help your local community? Come along to this event at the Museum and find out about local groups and organisations.

 

LECTURE - Spiritual Places and Landscapes - POSTPONED

7:00 pm, Friday, 26 September, 2008

We regret to advise that due to ill health this event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule for early 2009.

 

WORKSHOP: with David Gunning - POSTPONED

10:00 am, Saturday, 27 September, 2008

We regret to advise that, due to ill health, this event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule for March 2009.

 

OUTING: Hadrian - Empire and Conflict at the British Museum

8:00 am, Tuesday, 30 September, 2008

This unprecedented exhibition at the British Museum explores the life, love and legacy of Rome's most enigmatic emperor, Hadrian (reigned AD 117-138).

 

LECTURE: Coalbrookdale - Cradle of the Industrial Revolution

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 October, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Neil Clarke.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Thomas Moore: Ireland's greatest lyric poet: his life in Wiltshire

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 October, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Dennis Powney.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Drawing

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 October, 2008

Use charcoal, pencils and pastels to draw a picture in the style of David Gunning, taking inspiration from his current exhibition in the Museum's Art Gallery.

 

AGM of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 October, 2008

The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS) will take place at Devizes Town Hall at 2.30pm.

 

In the Footsteps of Churchill - ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LECTURE

2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 October, 2008

Our Annual Fundraising Lecture this year is by Richard Holmes, well-known author and presenter of BBC television programmes on military history.

 

EXHIBITION: Insignia of Dignity: Gold at Stonehenge

10:00 am, Saturday, 25 October, 2008

A very special exhibition of objects rarely displayed, including gold, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October ONLY.

 

LECTURE: Bush Barrow and the Normanton Down Early Bronze Age cemetery: a bicentennial appreciation

2:30 pm, Sunday, 26 October, 2008

A lecture by Stuart Needham, Andrew Lawson and Ann Woodward at Devizes Town Hall. Part of Insignia of Dignity: Gold at Stonehenge, a weekend marking the bicentennial of the discovery of Britain's ric...

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: The Big Draw

12:00 am, Tuesday, 28 October, 2008

Holiday Activities for under 8s. (Please Note: children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.)

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: The Big Draw

11:00 am, Thursday, 30 October, 2008

Holiday activity for over 8s.

 

LECTURE: A Celtic Feast: the tale of the Chisledon cauldrons

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 November, 2008

A lecture by Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology.

 

FAMILY DAY: The Georgians

11:00 am, Sunday, 02 November, 2008

Activities for all the Family to celebrate the bi-centenary of Devizes Town Hall.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Roundway Hospital

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 November, 2008

An illustrated talk, lasting about 45 minutes, by local historian Barbara Fuller.

 

LECTURE: Stained Glass Yesterday and Today

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 November, 2008

An illustrated lecture by Tony Bolland, who, drawing inspiration from the Pewsey Vale, designs and makes both traditional and contemporary pieces.

 

EXHIBITION: Wiltshire Sky and Light: a personal journey through stained glass

Saturday, 15 November, 2008

An exhibition by award-winning local stained glass artist Tony Bolland. The exhibition draws together examples and illustrations of virtually all stained glass techniques from earliest Medieval times...

 

CHRISTMAS SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 29 November, 2008

Stalls selling books, bric-a-brac, produce, gifts, plants and handicrafts. Refreshments available.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

Wednesday, 03 December, 2008

The Museum will be open over the Christmas and New Year period, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day:

 

OUTING: Babylon Exhibition, British Museum, London

8:00 am, Thursday, 04 December, 2008

A coach outing to the British Museum and an opportunity to visit their new exhibition 'Babylon'.

 

OEXMANN ART AWARD COMPETITION 2009

Thursday, 04 December, 2008

This biennial art competition will be held in March 2009 at Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Trades and Occupations in North Wiltshire

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 December, 2008

A lecture by Mike Stone, Curator of Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre.

 

CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP - Under 7s

2:00 pm, Saturday, 13 December, 2008

Decoration and card-making.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Christmas Party

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 December, 2008

Make traditional decorations and cards for Christmas.

 

LECTURE: the Earliest Art of Western Europe

2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 December, 2008

A lecture by Andrew Lawson.

 

CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR Opening Time

Thursday, 25 December, 2008

The Museum will be OPEN during most of the Christmas and New Year period, including New Year's Day, except:

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Art workshops for 5 to 14 year olds

11:00 am, Tuesday, 30 December, 2008

Take inspiration from the current Art Gallery exhibition and create a 'stained glass' painting.

 

NEW YEAR'S DAY

Thursday, 01 January, 2009

The Museum will be OPEN noon to 4pm.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Art Workshops for 5 - 14 year olds

11:00 am, Saturday, 03 January, 2009

An art and craft based workshop.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 January, 2009

Activities for 7 - 14 year olds interested in archaeology, history, natural history and local history.

 

LECTURE: The Theatrical Stage in 18th Century Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 January, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Patrick Driscoll.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: It happened in the Market Place

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 January, 2009

A talk by Livvy Ainge.

 

LECTURE: The Great Arab Revolt: the archaeology of T E Lawrence and the First World War in Southern Jordan

2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 January, 2009

A lecture by John Winterburn.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Getting our Library on-line

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 February, 2009

An illustrated talk by David Dawson, Director of Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Library

 

OUTING: The Royal Academy's Byzantium 330-1453 Exhibition

Thursday, 12 February, 2009

A coach outing to the Royal Academy's exhibition 'Byzantium 330-1453' exhibition.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 February, 2009

A Saturday workshop for 7 - 14 year olds.

 

LECTURE: The Great West Road

2:30 pm, Saturday, 14 February, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Brenda Buchanan

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Activity Workshops for Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 17 February, 2009

Activity workshops for Under 8s.

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Activity Workshops for Over 8s

11:00 am, Thursday, 19 February, 2009

Workshops for Over 8s.

 

FAMILY DAY: The Romans

11:00 am, Sunday, 22 February, 2009

A Roman themed Family Day.

 

CLOSURE: 23 to 26 February

Monday, 23 February, 2009

The Museum and Library will be closing for four days.

 

WANHS event: Annual Dinner 2009

7:00 pm, Friday, 27 February, 2009

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society's Annual Dinner will be held at the Bear Hotel, Devizes, with guest speaker Professor Angus Buchanan.

 

LECTURE: The Great Bustard Project

2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 February, 2009

An illustrated lecture by David Water, Project Director for the Great Bustard Project.

 

ART WORKSHOP: with David Gunning

10:00 am, Saturday, 28 February, 2009

Art Workshop at Avebury with David Gunning.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Private Schools in Georgian and Victorian Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 March, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Lorna Haycock, Sandell Librarian and Archivist at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

LECTURE: The Invisible Stone Circle: To See or Not to See

2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 March, 2009

A lecture by renowned archaeologist Aubrey Burl.

 

EXHIBITION: Oexmann Art Award Exhibition 2009

Friday, 27 March, 2009

An exhibition of the winning and selected entries from this biennial art competition for Wiltshire artists opens on Saturday 28 March.

 

EXHIBITION: New Acquisitons: A miscellany of new items in the Museum and Library collection

Friday, 27 March, 2009

An exhibition of items recently acquired have gone on display in the Museum's newly refurbished exhibition gallery.

 

LECTURE: Flemish Weavers in Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 April, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Negley Harte, Honorary Fellow of University College London.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: for Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 07 April, 2009

Easter Art and craft activities.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Gorgon in Fact and Fiction

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 April, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Paul Robinson, former Curator at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Over 8s

11:00 am, Thursday, 09 April, 2009

Easter Art and craft activities.

 

EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

Friday, 10 April, 2009

The Museum will be open over the Easter weekend.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 April, 2009

Activities for 7 - 14 year olds.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 14 April, 2009

Dinosaurs and Fossils.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 15 April, 2009

Dinosaurs and Fossils.

 

OUTING: Cricklade Water Meadows and Churches

11:00 am, Wednesday, 22 April, 2009

Own Car Outing to visit the churches and (hopefully) see the Snakeshead Fritillary.

 

OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain

2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 April, 2009

A walk led by Roy Canham to explore the archaeology of Salisbury Plain Training Area.

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Opening Hours

12:00 pm, Monday, 04 May, 2009

The Museum will be open Noon - 4pm today.

 

OUTING: British Museum Exhibition

Thursday, 07 May, 2009

Coach Outing to the British Museum Exhibition "Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran".

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 May, 2009

Events and activities for 7 - 14 year olds interested in all aspects of archaeology and history.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Newsprint to Parliament: the story of W H Smith

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 May, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Rita Burstow.

 

EXHIBITION: Inspired by Stonehenge

Saturday, 16 May, 2009

Inspired by Stonehenge focuses on the changing ways the monument has inspired and been experienced by visitors throughout the past two centuries. Guest curator, well-known archaeologist and broadcast...

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY - Opening Hours

12:00 am, Monday, 25 May, 2009

Museum will be open noon - 4pm.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

11:00 am, Tuesday, 26 May, 2009

Art and craft based workshops for children with a prehistoric theme.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 May, 2009

Art and craft based workshops for children with a prehistoric theme.

 

SPRING PLANT SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 06 June, 2009

Plants, books, bric-a-brac, produce, gifts and handicrafts.

 

LECTURE: Stonehenge Excavations 2008: Secrets Revealed

8:00 pm, Tuesday, 09 June, 2009

A lecture by Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, former Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Ingenious devices near Devizes: discovering stories of invention and innovation at the Science Museum's Library and Archives

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 June, 2009

Rupert Williams, Head of Library and Archives at the Science Museum.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 20 June, 2009

Activities for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology, history and natural history.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Cheesecakes from Wiltshire and Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 July, 2009

by Dave Buxton.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 July, 2009

Activities for children aged 7 - 14 interested in archaeology, history and natural history.

 

Devizes Food Festival - Sugarcraft demonstration

2:00 pm, Sunday, 12 July, 2009

On Sunday 12 July, Jamie Barnett will be demonstrating some of the many aspects of sugar and chocolate craft, and visitors will be able to help in creating a profiterole tower!

 

LECTURE: Souvenirs of Stonehenge - the good, the bad and the ugly

2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 July, 2009

by JULIAN RICHARDS. A special lecture linked to the 'Inspired by Stonehenge' exhibition at the Museum with an opportunity to view the exhibition and meet Julian. Tickets can be booked on-line.

 

ENGLISH HERITAGE's EXHIBITION on the Stonehenge Visitor Centre

12:00 am, Saturday, 18 July, 2009

We are hosting FOR THREE DAYS ONLY English Heritage's exhibition on the selected location for the new visitor facilities at Stonehenge.

 

OUTING: Fyfield and Overton Downs: A Walk Through a World Heritage Landscape

10:00 am, Saturday, 25 July, 2009

Two guided walks led by Professor Peter Fowler. For adults only on Saturday 25 July but aimed especially at children on Sunday 26 July.

 

OUTING: Fyfield and Overton Downs: A Walk Through a World Heritage Landscape

10:15 am, Sunday, 26 July, 2009

A guided walk for children (and accompanying adults) led by Professor Peter Fowler on Sunday 26 July.

 

OUTING: Iron Acton and Acton Court: FULLY BOOKED

9:00 am, Tuesday, 28 July, 2009

An all day coach outing to Acton Court the home of the Poyntz family, who were distantly related to the Tudors.

 

EXHIBITION: Seeking Roman Calne

10:00 am, Wednesday, 29 July, 2009

A series of events taking place at Calne Heritage Centre from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 1 August.

 

ARCHAEOLOGY FAMILY DAY - Stonehenge

11:00 am, Sunday, 02 August, 2009

Stonehenge themed activities for all the family, part of the Festival of Archaeology.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: for Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 04 August, 2009

Rainforest Art - art and craft based activities for Under 8s.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 05 August, 2009

Rainforest Art - art and craft based workshops.

 

Young WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 August, 2009

Activities for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology, history and natural history.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: for Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 11 August, 2009

Egyptian Art - art and craft based workshops.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Glimpses of Korea

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 August, 2009

An illustrated talk by Edith Pickering, OBE

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s

11:00 am, Thursday, 13 August, 2009

Egyptian Art - art and craft workshops.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: for Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 August, 2009

Felt Making - art and craft based workshops.

 

OUTING: Buckingham Palace and Clarence House

8:00 am, Wednesday, 26 August, 2009

An all day outing to Buckingham Palace and either the Royal Mews and the Queen's Gallery or Clarence House.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 August, 2009

Felt Making - art and craft workshops.

 

BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY EVENT: Help Build Stonehenge - in a day!

11:00 am, Sunday, 30 August, 2009

Come along to the Museum and help Stonehenge expert Julian Richards build Stonehenge.

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING AND FILM SHOW

10:00 am, Monday, 31 August, 2009

FREE entry to the Museum today. Open 10am to 5pm. Local films will shown by the Devizes and District Cine and Video Club in our Lecture Hall.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Rev. Joseph Townsend - Pewsey's 18th Century Polymath

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 September, 2009

A short talk about this fascinating Wiltshire resident given by Cheryl Underhill.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 September, 2009

Activities for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history.

 

VISIT TO SICILY: Fully Booked

Saturday, 26 September, 2009

An 8-day visit (from 26 September to 3 October 2009) to see the historic architecture, art and archaeology of Sicily.

 

EXHIBITION: Eeles Family Pottery - NOW OPEN

Saturday, 03 October, 2009

An exhibition showcasing a vast collection of pottery dishes, platters, vases, jars, cooking pots, cheese dishes and wine jars.

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club

Sunday, 04 October, 2009

An exhibition of works entered in the recent Devizes Camera Club exhibition. HURRY - EXHIBITION FINISHES - 30 OCTOBER

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 October, 2009

Club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history.

 

AGM of WANHS and LECTURE

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place at Devizes Town Hall, commencing at 2.30pm. This will be followed by a lecture from Prof. Mike P...

 

The Stonehenge Riverside Project - Recent Results. Lecture by Mike Parker-Pearson

7:00 pm, Saturday, 10 October, 2009

The Stonehenge Riverside Project is a major archaeological research study into the development of the Stonehenge landscape in Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain, being undertaken jointly by archaeologis...

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: It's a Wild Life

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 October, 2009

'Some images from a Nature Photographer's year' by Gill Cardy.

 

LECTURE: Keeping Up Appearances

2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 October, 2009

'Prehistoric Jewellery in Britain and Beyond' by Ben Roberts.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: PUPPET MAKING

11:00 am, Tuesday, 27 October, 2009

Come along and try your hand at puppet making.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: HALLOWEEN FUN

11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 October, 2009

Halloween themed activities.

 

FAMILY DAY: On the Home Front

11:00 am, Sunday, 01 November, 2009

A day of activities for all the family to find out what it was like to live in Wiltshire during World War Two.

 

OUTING: To the new Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum, London

8:00 am, Tuesday, 03 November, 2009

An all day outing, by coach, to visit the new Darwin Centre opening at the Natural History Museum in the autumn.

 

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2009: Fully Booked

9:30 am, Saturday, 07 November, 2009

Come along and find out more about the industrial archaeology of this rural county at this one day Symposium.

 

EXHIBITION: On the Home Front: Wiltshire in World War II

Sunday, 08 November, 2009

An exhibition about life on the Wiltshire Home Front during World War II.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Rise and Fall of W E Chivers

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 November, 2009

An illustrated talk about this local company by local historian Barbara Fuller.

 

Archaeology Symposium: postponed

Saturday, 14 November, 2009

We have had to postpone this event, which we hope will be rescheduled for early 2010.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 November, 2009

Activities for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology, history and natural history.

 

FUNDRAISING LECTURE: Henry VIII - SOLD OUT

2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 November, 2009

To be given by Dr David Starkey.

 

CHRISTMAS SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 28 November, 2009

A fundraising event for the Museum and Library.

 

LECTURE: Wiltshire and the Vikings - SOLD OUT

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 December, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Andrew Reynolds, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: No. 8 Long Street, Devizes in wartime

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 December, 2009

In a change to our previously advertised lecture, Matthew McMurray will be focusing on the story of no 8 Long Street, Devizes, and its occupants during the Second World War.

 

FESTIVE MUSIC EVENING

7:00 pm, Friday, 11 December, 2009

With the Serendipity Handbell Ringers, come along and enjoy an evening of seasonal songs and carols with mulled wine and mince pies.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Christmas party

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Christmas Party, including looking at Christmas's from the past and creating and decorating cards.

 

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY for Under 8s

1:30 pm, Saturday, 12 December, 2009

Come along and make and decorate Christmas cards.

 

LECTURE: Illicit Antiquities: A scandal of our age

2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 December, 2009

An illustrated lecture by Dr Christopher Chippindale, Reader in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge.

 

LIBRARY: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Saturday, 19 December, 2009

Our Library will be closed from Saturday 19 December to Monday 4 January 2010 inclusive. The Museum will be open throughout the holiday period, except 25-27 December.

 

CHRISTMAS CARD AND DECORATION WORKSHOPS

11:00 am, Tuesday, 22 December, 2009

Family Card and Decoration Making Workshops, for children and their parents.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

Thursday, 24 December, 2009

The Museum will be open throughout the festive period except 25-27 December.

 

LECTURE: Boom-time in Late Roman Wiltshire - POSTPONED

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 January, 2010

Due to the current weather conditions this lecture has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be advised in due course. A lecture by Sam Moorhead, finds advisor on Iron Age and Roman coins at the...

 

MUSEUM CLOSED

12:00 am, Sunday, 10 January, 2010

The Museum will be CLOSED Sunday 10 January due to the weather. We should be open Monday as normal - but keep an eye on our blog for details.

 

OUTING: Moctezuma Aztec Ruler - visit to British Museum exhibition - CANCELLED

Tuesday, 12 January, 2010

This outing has been cancelled because of the weather. Moctezuma, Aztec Ruler, Exhibition, Coach outing to British Museum

 

YOUNG WANHS: Outing

10:15 am, Saturday, 16 January, 2010

A textile printing workshop to take place at Brick Red Studios.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Stonehenge - latest developments

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 20 January, 2010

Rearranged date for this talk, by David Dawson, Director at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

LECTURE: Silbury Hill: the Archaeology of a Monumental Mound

2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 January, 2010

An illustrated lecture by Jim Leary, the English Heritage archaeologist responsible for the recent survey on Silbury Hill.

 

TEMPORARY Museum and Library Closure

Tuesday, 02 February, 2010

The Museum and Library will be closed for cleaning from Wednesday 3 February to Friday 6 February (inclusive).

 

LECTURE: Before the Storm: Training for war on Salisbury Plain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 February, 2010

Examining the legacy of two World Wars on the Plain, including graffiti on buildings and carvings on tress by GIs! By Richard Osgood, head of the Historic Environment Team at the Ministry of Defence.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: the Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down 1643

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 February, 2010

A story of intrigue, secret agents, cowardice and incredible bravery, by Robin Hodges, a military historian.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Natural History Gallery Trail

10:00 am, Monday, 15 February, 2010

Runnning throughout the half-term week.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 16 February, 2010

Art and craft based workshops, with a British wild animal theme, for Under 8s.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 17 February, 2010

Art and craft workshops, with a British wild animals theme, for the over 8s.

 

LECTURE: Music of the Ancient World

2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 February, 2010

Including illustrations of early instruments and demonstrations on replicas. By Dirk Campbell a composer and instrumentalist.

 

YOUNG WANHS - ANIMATION WORKSHOP

10:15 am, Saturday, 20 February, 2010

A workshop making puppets and backgrounds ready for creating a 'Night in the Museum'themed animation.

 

FAMILY DAY: The Vikings

11:00 am, Sunday, 21 February, 2010

The Temesvikings re-enactment group will be visiting the Museum to give short talks on Viking food, clothes and weapons. There will be also be themed craft activities to try.

 

LECTURE: Wiltshire at War - Recording Wiltshire's wartime landscape from aerial photographs, field investigations and documentary sources

7:30 pm, Thursday, 25 February, 2010

An illustrated lecture with case studies and examples from the Devizes area.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down

1:00 pm, Tuesday, 02 March, 2010

Due to popular demand the February lunchtime talk unfolding a story of intrigue, secret agents, cowardice and incredible bravery in 17th century Devizes is being repeated on Tuesday 2 March at 1.10pm.

 

LECTURE: The Parkers of Heytesbury: The First Field Archaeologists

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 March, 2010

A lecture by Paul Everill about Stephen and John Parker, labourers from Heytesbury who helped William Cunnington with his excavations.

 

YOUNG WANHS - ANIMATION WORKSHOP II

10:15 am, Saturday, 06 March, 2010

Workshop creating an animated film using the puppets created in the previous session (20 February).

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: 'In the Newest Manner' - the Urban Economy of Georgian Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 March, 2010

an illustrated by Dr Lorna Haycock, WANHS Librarian and local historian.

 

WANHS ANNUAL DINNER

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 17 March, 2010

With guest speaker Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage.

 

LECTURE: The Fowles; from Stanton St Bernard to Temple Bar

2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 March, 2010

A lecture by Dr David Mitchell about brothers from the Pewsey Vale who became goldsmiths in London.

 

EXHIBITION: White Horses and Hill Figures

Thursday, 25 March, 2010

New artworks were added during November and the exhibition is now open until 27 February 2011.

 

OUTING to British Museum (Ife Exhibition and Staffordshire Hoard)

8:00 am, Monday, 29 March, 2010

A coach outing to the British Museum to visit their latest exhibition ‘Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa’ and the Staffordshire Hoard.

 

EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

Friday, 02 April, 2010

The Museum will be OPEN over the Easter Weekend.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 06 April, 2010

Spring Crafts - make flower cards, paint plant pots and create paper flowers.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 07 April, 2010

Spring Crafts - make flower cards, paint plant pots and create paper flowers.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 13 April, 2010

Roman Crafts - create Roman helmets, mosaic door plaques and Roman coins using a coin die.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The History of the Trust for Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 April, 2010

A talk by local historian John Girvan.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Over 8s

11:00 am, Thursday, 15 April, 2010

Roman Crafts - create Roman helmets, mosaic door plaques and Roman coins using a coin die.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Meet the Tudors

10:15 am, Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Find out about Tudor life and take part in various activities.

 

FAMILY AFTERNOON: The Tudors

1:00 pm, Saturday, 17 April, 2010

Come along and meet the Hungerford Household Re-enactment group to find out about Tudor life.

 

EVENING LECTURE: The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Blacknall Field, Pewsey

7:30 pm, Wednesday, 21 April, 2010

Illustrated lecture by Dr Bruce Eagles outlining the final conclusions of the post-excavation report on the excavation of the Saxon cemetery at Blacknall Field, Pewsey

 

OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain

1:00 pm, Saturday, 24 April, 2010

Explore the hillforts on Scratchbury and Battlesbury Hills with Roy Canham.

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAYS

Friday, 30 April, 2010

The Museum will be OPEN noon to 4pm on Monday 3 May and Monday 31 May.

 

GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP

2:00 pm, Saturday, 08 May, 2010

An afternoon walk around Alton in the Pewsey Vale led by Isobel Geddes of the Wiltshire Geology Group.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Victorian Discoveries and Inventions

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 May, 2010

By Rita Burstow.

 

MUSEUM AT NIGHT: Family Fun Evening

7:00 pm, Friday, 14 May, 2010

As part of 'Museums at Night' - an after-hours celebration of museums - we are holding a family evening from 7pm to 9pm.

 

LECTURE: Boom-time in Late Roman Wiltshire - SOLD OUT

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 May, 2010

Coin hoards and the use of currency in Wiltshire during the Roman period, a lecture by Sam Moorhead of the British Museum.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Sculpture Workshop

10:15 am, Saturday, 15 May, 2010

Led by Andreea Garrihy

 

SPRING PLANT AND GENERAL SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 22 May, 2010

A fundraising event for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society which owns and runs the Museum and Library.

 

Researching Stonehenge & Avebury

10:00 am, Saturday, 22 May, 2010

A joint research seminar organised by the Prehistoric Society and the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society in association with the Avebury Archaeological and Historical Research Group ...

 

ART COMPETITION: White Horses and Hill Figures

Wednesday, 26 May, 2010

Design a hill figure or your own white horse and win prizes.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 01 June, 2010

Paper making workshop.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 02 June, 2010

Paper making workshop.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Sicily - Archaeology and History

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 June, 2010

An illustrated talk by Ali Rushent, the Museum's Education Officer.

 

STONEHENGE - Evening Walks within the Stones: 10 June RESERVE LIST

8:45 pm, Thursday, 10 June, 2010

Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to see the the main features of the circle and learn about the cycle of its construction and rebuilding.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Iron Age Warrior Training

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 June, 2010

A Young WANHS workshop about living the Iron Age, led by Matt Russell.

 

STONEHENGE - Evening Walks within the Stones: 14 June RESERVE LIST

8:45 pm, Monday, 14 June, 2010

Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to see the the main features of the circle and learn about the cycle of its construction and rebuilding. ...

 

LECTURE: The green treasures from the magic mountains: the 'life story' of the magnificent Neolithic axehead from Breamore.

7:00 pm, Tuesday, 15 June, 2010

A lecture by Alison Sheridan at Devizes Town Hall as part of the Devizes Festival.

 

OUTING to Marshfield

11:00 am, Friday, 18 June, 2010

An outing to Marshfield, which lies on the southern edge of the Cotswolds just over the county boundary in Gloucestershire.

 

OUTING to Kelmscott Manor

10:00 am, Thursday, 24 June, 2010

An all day coach outing to Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris.

 

STONEHENGE - Evening Walk: FULLY BOOKED

7:30 pm, Friday, 09 July, 2010

Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to see the the main features of the circle and learn about the cycle of its construction and rebuilding.

 

YOUNG WANHS: White Horses in the Landscape

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 July, 2010

An activity linked to our White Horses and Hill Figures exhibition, led by Ali Rushent and David Dawson.

 

DEVIZES FOOD FESTIVAL

3:30 pm, Saturday, 10 July, 2010

Events for the Devizes Food and Drink Festival! Saturday - TV Chef Peter Vaughan talking about the Culinary History of Grain, and on Sunday, hear Dave Buxton talking about the world-famous Devizes che...

 

OUTING: Oxford

Tuesday, 13 July, 2010

An all day outing by coach to the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums in Oxford.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: St Aldhelm - the greatest Englishman ever - possibly

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 July, 2010

An illustrated talk by Jim Gunter.

 

OPEN DAY Calne Castle excavation

10:00 am, Saturday, 17 July, 2010

Open days to watch the excavations and discover whether we've found Calne Castle.

 

EVENING WALK AND TALK: Devizes Millennium White Horse

7:00 pm, Saturday, 24 July, 2010

An evening walk and talk, led by Dr Mark Hows, around Roundway Down visiting the site of the 19th century 'Snob' horse and the Devizes Millennium Horse.

 

DAY SCHOOL: White Horses and Hill Figures

10:00 am, Saturday, 24 July, 2010

A Day School exploring the chalk figures carved into the landscape of Britain with leading experts.

 

FAMILY DAY: White Horses and Hill Figures

11:00 am, Sunday, 25 July, 2010

Activities for all the family.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Fossils and Dinosaurs - FULLY BOOKED

11:00 am, Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

Activities for under 8s with a fossils and dinosaurs theme - create art work though modelling and printing, and handle fossils.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Fossils and Dinosaurs - FULLY BOOKED

11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 July, 2010

Themed art and craft activities for over 8s.

 

OUTING: Visit to excavations at Marden Henge - FULLY BOOKED

1:45 pm, Wednesday, 28 July, 2010

English Heritage have started a 6-week archaeological excavation at one of Britain's most important but least understood prehistoric monuments, Marden Henge, near Devizes. Site Director, Jim Leary, wi...

 

OUTING: Visit to excavations at Marden Henge - Th 29 July

1:45 pm, Thursday, 29 July, 2010

English Heritage have started a 6-week archaeological excavation at one of Britain's most important but least understood prehistoric monuments, Marden Henge, near Devizes. The Director, Jim Leary, wil...

 

SUMMER SUNDAY TEAS - 1 AUGUST

2:00 pm, Sunday, 01 August, 2010

August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Under the Sea - FULLY BOOKED

11:00 am, Tuesday, 03 August, 2010

Themed art and craft activities for Under 8s.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Batik

11:00 am, Wednesday, 04 August, 2010

Batik, with a marine theme, for over 8s.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Under the Sea

11:00 am, Thursday, 05 August, 2010

Themed art and craft activities for Under 8s. Additional sessions.

 

OUTING to the Rollright Stones and Chastleton House

Saturday, 07 August, 2010

An outing to the Rollright Stone Circle and the unspoilt Jacobean Chastleton House in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Led by David Dawson, Director of the Society.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 8 AUGUST

2:00 pm, Sunday, 08 August, 2010

August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Textiles

11:00 am, Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

Textiles, with a summer theme - for under 8s. Make a cross stitch bookmark, rag rug flowers and fabric collage pictures.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: the History of Brewing

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 August, 2010

An illustrated lecture by Sandra Bates.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Textile Day - FULLY BOOKED

10:00 am, Thursday, 12 August, 2010

Activity for over 8s. This session runs 10am to 3pm.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 15 AUGUST

2:00 pm, Sunday, 15 August, 2010

August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).

 

OUTING to Trowbridge

10:45 am, Wednesday, 18 August, 2010

An outing to Trowbridge Museum followed by guided walk around the old town.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 22 AUGUST

2:00 pm, Sunday, 22 August, 2010

August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Treasure Chests

11:00 am, Tuesday, 24 August, 2010

Art and craft activities for Under 8s - create treasure chests filled with your own treasures.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Roman Catapults

11:00 am, Wednesday, 25 August, 2010

Come along and make a Roman catapults - for Over 8s.

 

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP - costumes with a dinosaur theme

10:00 am, Thursday, 26 August, 2010

Costume making workshop, with a dinosaur theme.

 

SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 29 AUGUST

2:00 pm, Sunday, 29 August, 2010

August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY - FILM SHOW

10:00 am, Monday, 30 August, 2010

Bringing back memories of Devizes 40 years ago films presented by Devizes & District Cine and Video Club.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Recent Finds

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 September, 2010

by Katie Hinds, Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire.

 

WILTSHIRE WHITE HORSES AND HILL FIGURES FORUM

10:00 am, Saturday, 11 September, 2010

A day of illustrated talks on the chalk figures of Wiltshire.

 

FUNDRAISING AUCTION OF PROMISES

2:00 pm, Sunday, 12 September, 2010

Local auctioneer, Alan Aldridge, has kindly agreed to be the auctioneer for this event. Come along and bid for some very special activities, including:

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 18 September, 2010

Activities for 7 to 14 years olds.

 

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING

10:30 am, Monday, 20 September, 2010

A coffee morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support.

 

Family History and Surnames - ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LECTURE

2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 September, 2010

by Professor David Hey, President of the British Association of Local History and retired Professor of Local History at the University of Sheffield.

 

CHARITY CLAY SHOOT

10:00 am, Sunday, 26 September, 2010

At Stone Field, Axford, Marlborough, kindly hosted by Ramsbury Estates.

 

EVENING LECTURE COURSE: Introduction to Geology: Understanding the Landscape

7:30 pm, Tuesday, 28 September, 2010

FULLY BOOKED. A series of seven lectures and a field trip aimed at introducing geology to everyone, by Isobel Geddes.

 

OUTING: Industrial Archaeology in the Mells Valley

Saturday, 02 October, 2010

A walk around Mells, led by Derrick Hunt, to view the fascinating geology and industrial archaeology of this area.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 October, 2010

Activities for 7 to 14 year olds. Today - create your own multimedia interactive.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 October, 2010

of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.

 

LECTURE - A Wheelbarrow Full of Surprises - a re-evaluation of some early Bronze Age Graves

4:00 pm, Saturday, 09 October, 2010

by John Hunter, Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire Notes and Queries

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 October, 2010

By local and family historian, Barbara Fuller.

 

AUTUMN PLANT SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 23 October, 2010

Books, gifts, plants and cakes and more....

 

WHITE HORSE WALK

11:00 am, Sunday, 24 October, 2010

A lunchtime walk and talk to see two of Wiltshire's white horses.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Halloween

11:00 am, Tuesday, 26 October, 2010

Halloween themed activities for under 6s (must be accompanied).

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Norman Adventures

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 October, 2010

Themed art and craft activities for over 6s

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Kaleidoscopes and colour

11:00 am, Thursday, 28 October, 2010

Themed art and craft activities for over 6s.

 

FAMILY DAY: The Victorians

11:00 am, Sunday, 31 October, 2010

The day is ideal for children who are studying the Victorians or old toys with lots of fun for everyone from crafts to costumes to role play.

 

LECTURE: The Defence of Wessex in the Viking Age

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 November, 2010

An illustrated lecture by Dr Stuart Brookes exploring the northern frontier of the West Saxon kingdom.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK - Sir John Lubbock, 1st Lord Avebury

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 November, 2010

An illustrated lecture by Adrian Green, Director of Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 November, 2010

Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.

 

BOOK LAUNCH: West Briton Story

7:00 pm, Friday, 19 November, 2010

by Tom O'Rourke, telling the story of 6th century Rhuadrac.

 

LECTURE: Prehistoric Geography

2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 November, 2010

Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Land use in the Solent Drainage System. An illustrated lecture by David Field.

 

OUTING: BRITISH MUSEUM EXHIBITION - NEW DATE IN JANUARY TO BE ARRANGED

8:00 am, Tuesday, 23 November, 2010

An Outing to see the British Museum's exhibition 'Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead', which opens on 4 November.

 

OEXMANN ART AWARD COMPETITION 2011

Friday, 26 November, 2010

Entries are invited for the eleventh bi-annual Oexmann Art Award Competition.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

The Museum will be open during most of the festive season:

 

LECTURE: Wall Paintings in Wiltshire Chuches

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 December, 2010

In the medieval period every church was covered with wall paintings and in this lecture the Society's new Archivist and Librarian, Dr Ellie Pridgeon, will discuss the themes chosen and why the image o...

 

LUNCHTIME TALK - 'that's the way to do it!' The origins of Punch and Judy

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 December, 2010

A talk with puppets - but not a show! by John Girvan.

 

YOUNG WANHS

10:15 am, Saturday, 18 December, 2010

Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOPS

11:00 am, Monday, 20 December, 2010

Come along and make cards, decorations or wrapping paper for family, friends, or just yourself.

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOPS

11:00 am, Tuesday, 21 December, 2010

Come along and make cards, decorations or wrapping paper for family, friends, or just yourself.

 

SHOWCASE: Treasures from the Reserve Collection

Thursday, 23 December, 2010

From now until late January there is an opportunity to come and view manuscripts and beautiful watercolour drawings relating to the Museum's Stourhead Collection, which are rarely shown to visitors.

 

YOUNG WANHS - January

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 January, 2011

Ancient Greek Archaeology, Architecture, Theatre and Games.   

 

LECTURE: Gleanings from Wiltshire Parish Registers

2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 January, 2011

Come along and discover the - often less than favourable - comments found in Wiltshire parish registers. By Steven Hobbs, FSA.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Deeper Under Devizes

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 January, 2011

Learn more about Devizes from John Girvan.

 

LECTURE: Social Climbing - the Factory as Country House

2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 January, 2011

by Professor Jennifer Tann, author of several books including 'Gloucestershire Woollen Mills' and 'The Development of the Factory'.

 

LECTURE: The Marvellous Marden Henge: Recent Work

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 February, 2011

This event is now FULLY BOOKED A lecture by Jim Leary about the excavations at Marden in 2010 and the discovery there of an extraordinarily well-preserved Neolithic building.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Sources for Medieval Wiltshire in the National Archives:

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 February, 2011

The Fine Rolls Project, by Dr Paul Dryburgh of the University of London.

 

YOUNG WANHS - February

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 February, 2011

Maritime Archaeology Bus Visit run by Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.

 

LECTURE: Anglo-Saxon Wiltshire: Landscape, Settlement and Society

2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 February, 2011

Simon Draper will present a wide-ranging study of Wiltshire from the end of the Roman period to the Norman Conquest. FULLY BOOKED

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Under 8s

11:00 am, Tuesday, 22 February, 2011

FULLY BOOKED. Egyptian Creations - half-term holiday activities for under 8s.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s

11:00 am, Wednesday, 23 February, 2011

Egyptian Creations - half-term art and craft activities.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Cave Art

11:00 am, Thursday, 24 February, 2011

Half-term art and craft activities.

 

FAMILY DAY: Ancient Britons

11:00 am, Sunday, 27 February, 2011

Linked to the forthcoming BBC series, this Family Day has fun activities for all the family including ...

 

YOUNG WANHS - March

10:15 am, Saturday, 05 March, 2011

Flint-knapping workshop led by Karl Lee.             

 

LECTURE: Medieval Houses as an expression of social status

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 March, 2011

Note this lecture will now be held at Devizes Town Hall - just a short walk from the Museum. Tickets available. This talk by Dr Anthony Amery considers the social and political aspirations of the ...

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Creating a Village Digital Archive

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 March, 2011

Come and find out how a digital archive of Aldbourne was created - an illustrated talk by Joanne Hutchings.

 

ANNUAL DINNER

7:00 pm, Friday, 18 March, 2011

With Guest Speaker John Bush, OBE, JP, Lord Lieutenant for Wiltshire.

 

OUTING: National Museum of Wales

9:30 am, Tuesday, 22 March, 2011

Ancient Sculptures from Dazu World Heritage Site, China              

 

Castle Elusive - Exhibition at Calne Heritage Centre

Thursday, 31 March, 2011

An exhibition of the finds from the excavations at Castle Hill, Calne.

 

EXHIBITION: Oexmann Art Award Exhibition 2011

9:00 am, Friday, 01 April, 2011

An exhibition of the winning and selected entries from this biennial art competition for Wiltshire artists.

 

YOUNG WANHS: April

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 April, 2011

Natural History Art         

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring Creations

11:00 am, Tuesday, 12 April, 2011

Spring themed activities for under 6s - create collage mirror frames, door hangings and bookmarks.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: King Stephen and Empress Matilda: Cousins in Conflict

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 April, 2011

An illustrated talk by Jane Tozer.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring Creations

11:15 am, Thursday, 14 April, 2011

Spring themed workshops for Over 6s - create a collage mirror frame, sewn bookmarks and magnets inspired by spring wildlife.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter Workshop

11:00 am, Tuesday, 19 April, 2011

Workshop with an Easter theme for under 6s - make Easter cards, bunnies and chicks and Easter baskets.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter Workshop

11:15 am, Thursday, 21 April, 2011

Easter themed craft workshops for Over 6s - including making felt Easter bags and pop up cards.

 

MUSEUM OPEN EVENING - TRADITIONAL MUSIC EVENING: Wiltshire Folk (Old and New)

7:30 pm, Thursday, 21 April, 2011

An informal evening of traditional Wiltshire folk tunes and songs (with a couple of modern/premiere pieces)played by experienced folk musicians (Fiddle, guitar, voice, recorder and flute).

 

EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS

9:00 am, Friday, 22 April, 2011

The Museum will be open over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend:

 

LECTURE SERIES: 900 Years of Wiltshire Churches (c1000 - c1900)

7:30 pm, Tuesday, 26 April, 2011

A series of six lectures (and Saturday outing) aimed at introducing church art and architecture to everyone, by Dr Ellie Pridgeon.

 

900 Years of Wiltshire Churches - Display of Archival and Library material

Tuesday, 26 April, 2011

There is a small display of photographs, books and documents from the Archive & Library relating to churches in Wiltshire (c.1000-c.1900) on display in the Long Room. The display is to coincide w...

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

9:00 am, Friday, 29 April, 2011

The Museum will be open on the May Bank Holiday weekend:

 

OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain

1:30 pm, Saturday, 30 April, 2011

A walk to Lidbury Camp, led by former County Archaeologist Roy Canham.

 

OUTING: Eton College and Dorney Court

8:00 am, Wednesday, 04 May, 2011

A coach outing to the medieval manor of Dorney Court, Eton College and the Museum of Eton Life.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Treasures from the Archive

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 May, 2011

An illustrated talk by Sarah Harris showcasing the highlights of the extensive and diverse collection in the Archive and Library, with examples of some of the oldest and most recent additions to the c...

 

YOUNG WANHS: May

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 May, 2011

Pottery workshop with a Natural History theme led by Geri Francis.

 

LECTURE SERIES: Introduction to Experimental Archaeology

7:30 pm, Wednesday, 18 May, 2011

an 8-week evening lecture course (plus Saturday workshop), led by Katy Whitaker.

 

HENGE HOPPER

Wednesday, 18 May, 2011

Stonehenge Avebury Bus - the best way to see the World Heritage Site.

 

EXHIBITION: The Collecting Bug

Wednesday, 18 May, 2011

A display of personal collections.

 

EXHIBITION: Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex

10:00 am, Saturday, 28 May, 2011

An exhibition of works by Rob Pountney, Dave Gunning and David Inshaw, depicting the spectacular landscapes and ancient archaeological sites that feature in the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Landscapes

11:00 am, Tuesday, 31 May, 2011

Be inspired by our exciting new Exhibition Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex             

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Landscapes

11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 June, 2011

Be inspired by our exciting new Exhibition, Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Let's Print!

11:00 am, Thursday, 02 June, 2011

To celebrate National Family Week, bring your family and take part in our landscapes printing activity.

 

The Frome Hoard and the Work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme: A Licence to Loot or Archaeological Rescue?

8:00 pm, Monday, 06 June, 2011

by Roger Bland, Head of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum. The Museum Lecture as part of the Devizes Festival.

 

Stonehenge - special access tour inside the stones

8:45 pm, Monday, 06 June, 2011

An opportunity to walk amongst the stones - hopefully enjoying a summer sunset - led by our Director, David Dawson. An unexpected opportunity to join a group on a special tour - only a few tickets ava...

 

OUTING: Evening Walk at Stonehenge I

8:45 pm, Wednesday, 08 June, 2011

An opportunity to walk amongst the stones - hopefully enjoying a summer sunset - led by our Director, David Dawson.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Latin for Local Historians

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 June, 2011

An illustrated talk by Claire Skinner of the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.

 

OUTING: Private View of Constable and Salisbury Exhibition

6:30 pm, Thursday, 09 June, 2011

An opportunity to view the exhibition taking place at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, and learn more about it from a member of the exhibition staff.

 

YOUNG WANHS: June

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 June, 2011

Geology Experiments and Activities led by Elizabeth Devon from the Wiltshire Geology Group.

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes District Great War

12:00 am, Saturday, 18 June, 2011

EXTENDED TO 17 July A new exhibition telling the stories of some of the soldiers who fell in the First World War.

 

PLANT AND GENERAL SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 18 June, 2011

Raising funds for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum

 

OUTING: Hartham Park and Corsham

10:00 am, Tuesday, 21 June, 2011

An all day own car outing to visit Hartham Park and Corsham, including the Hungerford Almshouses.

 

LECTURE: The Great War: Devizes District Soldiers

7:30 pm, Thursday, 30 June, 2011

A lecture for those who would like to find out more about the local men who gave their lives in the Great War, by Wiltshire based author, Richard Broadhead.

 

OUTING: Tyntesfield

8:30 am, Tuesday, 05 July, 2011

An all day coach outing to the gothic revivial extravaganza that is Tyntesfield.

 

YOUNG WANHS: July - Aztec and Incas

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 July, 2011

Break codes, create Aztec and Inca inspired art and more ...

 

DEVIZES FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL: Fair Trade

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 July, 2011

A talk by Jacky Thomas of 'Sustainable Devizes'.

 

DEVIZES FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL: Eat British Pork

2:30 pm, Sunday, 10 July, 2011

a talk by Cameron Naughton

 

OUTING: Evening Walk at Stonehenge 2

8:30 pm, Wednesday, 13 July, 2011

An opportunity to walk amongst the stones - and hopefully enjoy a summer sunset - led by our Director, David Dawson.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: John Piper: An Artist in Wiltshire

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 July, 2011

A talk about John Piper’s Wiltshire landscape and building paintings, including a unique insight into the archival material held by the Museum relating to the artist, by Dr Ellie Pridgeon, Archivist a...

 

Archaeology Field Group (AFG) events

9:00 am, Thursday, 14 July, 2011

Events and activities for those interested in practical archaeology.

 

OUTING: Geology and Landscape walk around the Fyfield Down SSSI

10:30 am, Saturday, 16 July, 2011

An opportunity to learn more about this fascinating landscape with Peter Keene, formerly senior lecturer in Geomorpology at Oxford Brooks University.

 

FAMILY DAY: Medieval Devizes

11:00 am, Sunday, 17 July, 2011

There's more to medieval times than castles and knights in shining armour. Come to our Family Day to find out more.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Prehistoric Art and Animals

11:00 am, Tuesday, 26 July, 2011

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

OUTING: Bradford on Avon

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 July, 2011

An opportunity to visit the Museum and have a guided tour of this historic town with local historians Pam and Ivor Slocombe.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Prehistoric Art and Animals

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 July, 2011

Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Ancient Myths, Gods and Goddesses

11:00 am, Tuesday, 02 August, 2011

Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Ancient Myths, Gods and Goddesses

11:00 am, Wednesday, 03 August, 2011

Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

OUTING: Science Museum, Wroughton

10:45 am, Tuesday, 09 August, 2011

The Science Museum at Wroughton is home to the Science Museum’s large-object store and its Library and Archive. This outing is a special opportunity to view the collections stored there.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Invaders and Raiders

11:00 am, Tuesday, 09 August, 2011

Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Castle Elusive: Excavations at Castle Hill, Calne

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 August, 2011

Find out more about the recent excavations at Castle Hill, Calne, learn more about what was discovered and whether the castle was actually located.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Invaders and Raiders

11:00 am, Thursday, 11 August, 2011

Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Arty Adventures

11:00 am, Tuesday, 16 August, 2011

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Arty Adventures

11:00 am, Wednesday, 17 August, 2011

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

CANCELLED - YOUNG WANHS: August - Mask Making for Devizes Carnival Parade

10:15 am, Saturday, 20 August, 2011

Work with a professional artist to create an amazing mask to wear as part of the Museum's entry into Devizes Carnival Parade.

 

OUTING: Dorchester and Dorset County Museum

8:00 am, Tuesday, 23 August, 2011

An all day coach outing taking in Puddletown Church, the Dorset County Museum, a walk around Dorchester and, if time allows, a drive around the Poundbury development.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: All About Archaeology

11:00 am, Tuesday, 23 August, 2011

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: All About Archaeology

11:00 am, Wednesday, 24 August, 2011

Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.

 

BANK HOLIDAY FILM SHOW

10:00 am, Monday, 29 August, 2011

Local films by Devizes and District Cine and Video Club will be shown throughout the day.

 

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES

10:00 am, Monday, 29 August, 2011

The Museum will be open 10am to 5pm today and entry is FREE.

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club, an exhibition of photographic works by members

10:00 am, Tuesday, 30 August, 2011

This exhibition is a showcase for Devizes Camera Club, providing an opportunity for both new and experienced photographers to show their work to the public.

 

OUTING: World War I Practice Trenches and Sidbury Hillfort on Salisbury Plain

1:00 pm, Saturday, 03 September, 2011

Led by Richard Osgood, the MOD archaeological advisor, an opportunity to see World War I practice trenches and areas of Salisbury Plain not normally open to the public.

 

YOUNG WANHS: September - Trip to East Farm, Winterbourne Monkton

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 September, 2011

Laura Cooper will be leading this session, where we will be able to learn about life on a dairy farm, see the cows being milked and help to feed the calves, amongst other activities.

 

Stonehenge - special access tour inside the stones

6:30 pm, Monday, 12 September, 2011

Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to find out about the circle and learn about how it was constructed..

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Salisbury Cathedral: a history

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2011

an illustrated talk by Jon Cannon, University of Bristol.

 

FUNDRAISING LECTURE: Searching for the Gleam: Despair and Optimism in the 1930s

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2011

Our 2011 Fundraising Lecture is being given by Juliet Gardiner, who may be familiar to many of you from programmes such as the 1940s House.

 

CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES charity Christmas Shop

Wednesday, 05 October, 2011

Come to the Museum this year to buy Christmas cards from more than 25 national and local charities in Devizes. FREE ENTRY.

 

AGM AND LECTURE

2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 October, 2011

The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will be taking place at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday 8 October. Start time 2.30pm. Following the AGM there wil...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Geology Games

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 October, 2011

Learn more about the Earth and natural hazards through fun activities with rocks and fossils.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire and Bristol Ships in the 15th Century

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 October, 2011

an illustrated talk about the maritime activities of Wiltshire and Bristol shipping in the fifteenth century, including two examples of Wiltshire involvement, by Tim Bowly, University of the West of E...

 

LECTURE: The Country House System of the 19th and Early 20th Century

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 October, 2011

A lecture by Professor F M L Thompson. Everyone is familiar with the fictionalised version of country house living from programmes such as Gosford Park, but what was the significance of these ...

 

CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS

10:00 am, Saturday, 15 October, 2011

A display by local craftspeople and artists - with an opportunity to purchase something different this Christmas.

 

AUTUMN SALE - Raising Funds for the Museum

10:00 am, Saturday, 22 October, 2011

Come along and find an early Christmas present amongst the plants, produce, gifts and books available.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Spooky Spells

11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2011

Be inspired by some of the Museum's oddest objects!

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Mythical Creatures

11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2011

To celebrate The Big Draw, join us and learn lots of different ways of drawing without using a pencil.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Rock Detectives

11:00 am, Thursday, 27 October, 2011

Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities.

 

LECTURE: West Country Carriers and Stage Coaches

2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 October, 2011

before and after Turnpiking 1640-1780, by Dorian Gerhold.

 

FAMILY DAY: Romans vs Celts

11:00 am, Sunday, 30 October, 2011

It's AD43 and the Roman armies have invaded Britain. Join us at the Museum for an action-packed day, and find out how the Celtic Warriors responded to the invasion. Which side will you take? Try yo...

 

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2011

9:45 am, Saturday, 05 November, 2011

A day long symposium on the industrial archaeology of Wiltshire.

 

WINTER EXHIBITION: The Past is Another Country: an Exhibition by the Elementals Art Group

10:00 am, Saturday, 05 November, 2011

Artwork inspired by the pre-history of Wiltshire.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Over the Border:An introduction to the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society's collection CANCELLED

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 November, 2011

together with a discussion of its Library and Archive Collection, by Gloucester Archaeological Association).

 

HEART OF A VILLAGE

10:00 am, Thursday, 10 November, 2011

A display in the Archive and Library of photographs and artefacts from our own collection and the Aldbourne village archive.

 

LECTURE: Wiltshire's Place in England's Agrarian History

2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2011

A lecture by Professor John Chartres

 

YOUNG WANHS: The Vicious Vikings and Scary Saxon

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 November, 2011

Join our re-enactors and discover more about Viking and Saxon life and weapons. Make your own rune and shield to take home.

 

LECTURE: Village Church Music and Musicians in 18th Century Wessex

2:30 pm, Saturday, 26 November, 2011

A lecture by Dr Alan Dodge.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

Thursday, 01 December, 2011

The Museum will be OPEN Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December, 10am to 5pm.

 

JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - FULLY BOOKED

10:00 pm, Thursday, 01 December, 2011

While the Museum sleeps - an evening of mysterious, strange, weird and wonderful objects and stories! 10pm until after midnight.

 

LECTURE: The Stonehenge Landscape Project - FULLY BOOKED

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 December, 2011

Recent Analytical survey and investigation in the World Heritage Site, by David Field.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Tudor Christmas - CANCELLED

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 December, 2011

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event. However, our Holiday Activities will still be taking place.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: St Francis of Assisi and the First Christmas Crib

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 December, 2011

an illustrated talk by Vanessa Cash, University of Bristol.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Make your own wintery crafts

11:00 am, Tuesday, 20 December, 2011

Be inspired by our Crafts for Christmas exhibition and make your own wintery crafts - the perfect Christmas present!

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: a Victorian Christmas

11:00 am, Wednesday, 21 December, 2011

Step back in time and find out more about Christmas for the Victorians. See festive objects from our collections and try your hand at creating Victorian arts and crafts.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Treasures from the Archive: A Wall Painting at Highworth Church

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 January, 2012

Wall painting experts Dr Ellie Pridgeon and Roger Rosewell, describe the recent discovery of the Highworth mural tracing at Wiltshire Heritage Museum, and their subsequent research on Highworth Church...

 

EXHIBITION: Landscape with Stones: paintings and woodcuts by Nick Schlee

Saturday, 14 January, 2012

An exhibition of oil paintings and woodcuts by British landscape artist Nick Schlee, focusing on Avebury and the Ridgeway.

 

ORAL HISTORY: Story of Devizes

10:30 am, Saturday, 14 January, 2012

Do you have any stories about Devizes and its history? Do you have any objects that are relevant to the Story of Devizes? Would you like to share your memories, or perhaps tell us why the town ...

 

ORAL HISTORY: Story of Devizes

10:30 am, Thursday, 19 January, 2012

Do you have any stories about Devizes and its history? Do you have any objects that are relevant to the Story of Devizes? Would you like to share your memories, or perhaps tell us why the town ...

 

LECTURE: The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowman

2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 January, 2012

An illustrated lecture by Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology.

 

VOLUNTEERING OPEN MORNING

10:00 am, Tuesday, 24 January, 2012

If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out what's on offer, come and meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator and Assistant Curator, Heather Ault.

 

ORAL HISTORY: Story of Devizes

10:30 am, Thursday, 26 January, 2012

Do you have any stories about Devizes and its history? Do you have any objects that are relevant to the Story of Devizes? Would you like to share your memories, or perhaps tell us why the town ...

 

LECTURE: The Restoration of Historic Buildings in Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 January, 2012

by Colin Johns, architect and Architectural Adviser to the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust

 

EXHIBITION: Detecting Wiltshire's Past

10:00 am, Saturday, 28 January, 2012

Finds by the Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club, recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Awakening the Blade: a practical approach to the study of Medieval sword-play

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 February, 2012

a demonstration by Dr Rob Jones of the Roman Baths Museum, Bath.

 

POSTPONED: YOUNG WANHS: How to Survive a Nuclear War!

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 February, 2012

We regret we have had to postpone this event - we will post here the rearranged date.

 

LECTURE: The Lacock Archive

2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 February, 2012

by Steven Hobbs FSA, Archivist at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: Art and Archaeology

11:00 am, Tuesday, 14 February, 2012

Inspired by the new Nick Schlee exhibition? Come along and make replicas of some of Wiltshire's most famous archaeological features.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: Toys and Games

11:00 am, Wednesday, 15 February, 2012

Come and explore the origins of some of our most well known toys and games, and make your own replicas to take home.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Rock Detectives

11:00 am, Thursday, 16 February, 2012

Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities and find out what it was like to be there.

 

FAMILY DAY: SAXONS AND VIKINGS

11:00 am, Sunday, 19 February, 2012

The Museum will soon be home to a new piece of gold treasure - an Anglo Saxon sword pommel cap. Join us to find out more about it and other Saxon and Viking weapons. Try your hand at crafts from the...

 

CANCELLED LECTURE: The Romans Who Shaped Britain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 February, 2012

We regret to advise that this lecture by Sam Moorhead has been cancelled. We hope to arrange a new date for later in the year.

 

FULLY BOOKED - JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

9:30 pm, Friday, 02 March, 2012

While the Museum sleeps - an evening of mysterious, strange, weird and wonderful objects and stories! 9.30pm until after midnight.

 

LECTURE: The Stonehenge Landscape Project

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 March, 2012

Recent Analytical survey and investigation in the World Heritage Site, by David Field.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Life in Roman Britain

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 March, 2012

Take part in a drill led by Lucius the Legionary and receive a diploma.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Channels to the Past: The Salisbury Drainage Collection

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2012

Peter will explore the history of Salisbury's water courses, and examine the 'Drainage Collection' which led to the establishment of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.

 

EVENING LECTURE: The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowman

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2012

Another opportunity to hear this excellent lecture by Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology. Early booking recommended.

 

LECTURE: John Aubrey: Wiltshire Antiquary

2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 March, 2012

by Professor Michael Hunter FBA, recently retired Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.

 

FUNDRAISING LECTURE: History and its Neighbours

2:30 pm, Saturday, 31 March, 2012

by Professor Lord Briggs (Asa Briggs), perhaps the best-known living historian in Britain. This fundraising lecture is for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring and Easter Themed Craft activities

11:00 am, Tuesday, 03 April, 2012

Decorate china plates with spring designs and other Easter themed craft activities - for under 8s.

 

EASTER OPENING TIMES

10:00 am, Tuesday, 03 April, 2012

The Museum and Archive and Library will be open over the Easter weekend.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring and Easter Themed Craft Activities

11:00 am, Wednesday, 04 April, 2012

Decorate china plates with spring designs and other Easter themed craft activities - for over 8s.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY MONDAY: Spring Crafts Activities

12:00 pm, Monday, 09 April, 2012

Butterflies, Bugs and Spring Flowers. Drop in sessions - all ages welcome.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: What Makes Devizes Special?

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 April, 2012

An illustrated lecture by our former Librarian, Dr Lorna Haycock.

 

SPECIAL LUNCHTIME TALK: Prehistoric Wiltshire: new gallery at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum

1:00 pm, Thursday, 12 April, 2012

A briefing about our Heritage Lottery Funded project by David Dawson, Director.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Portraits from the Past

11:00 am, Friday, 13 April, 2012

Create textile portraits based on characters from history.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Trip to East Farm CANCELLED

10:00 am, Saturday, 14 April, 2012

This activity has been CANCELLED.

 

EVENING LECTURE SERIES: Britain's Cold War: A Disappearing Legacy

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 18 April, 2012

A 6-week lecture course (plus outings) exploring the continuing legacy of the Cold War.

 

OUTING: Cricklade (North Meadow and churches)

11:30 am, Wednesday, 25 April, 2012

The only town in Wiltshire on the Thames, Cricklade can trace its origins at least as far as the Iron Age. This outing will include a visit to North Meadow, home to the Snake's head fritillary.

 

GUIDED WALK - Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 April, 2012

"A tale of two villages" a guided tour of Alton Barnes and Priors. Wednesday 25th April, 23rd May, 27th June, and 25th July. Local Historian David Carson is leading local history walks of Alton Barne...

 

OUTING: ARCHAEOLOGICAL WALK ON SALISBURY PLAIN

1:30 pm, Saturday, 28 April, 2012

An outing to Church Pits, near Greenland Camp on Orcheston Down.

 

EXHIBITION: The Story of Devizes

10:00 am, Saturday, 28 April, 2012

Exhibition will close 11 November 2012. Devizes is a busy market town at the heart of Wiltshire. This exhibition tells the story of the town's history and development, using objects from the Museums...

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Wiltshire Lands bought for an Oxford College

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 May, 2012

by Dr Angela Smith.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Crime Scene Investigation: Iron Age Bog Body

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 May, 2012

Examine the evidence and clues to discover whether the Bog Body was a victim of an accident, a sacrifice or a murder!

 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: For Kids Only

7:30 pm, Friday, 18 May, 2012

A spooky evening run by John Girvan. Explore the Museum in the dark with mysterious stories and weird objects. What happens here after all the curators have gone home!? Remember to bring a torch. ...

 

MAY GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 23 May, 2012

"A tale of two villages" guided tours of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors by Local Historian David Carson, throughout the summer.

 

DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: Devizes before the Town: The Roundway Warrior, Roman Villa and Saxon Princess

7:30 pm, Thursday, 24 May, 2012

by David Dawson, Director, Wiltshire Heritage Museum. The town of Devizes grew up around the Norman castle. But Devizes has a fascinating history stretching back into the time of Avebury and ...

 

SPRING SALE: raising funds for the Museum

10:00 am, Saturday, 26 May, 2012

Books, bric-a-brac, plants, presents, tombola, refreshments.

 

EVENING WALKS AMONGST THE STONES AT STONEHENGE - 31 May

7:45 pm, Thursday, 31 May, 2012

An opportunity to get close to the stones and learn more about the monument and the surrounding landscape.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Medieval Devizes

11:00 am, Wednesday, 06 June, 2012

Activities inspired by our Story of Devizes exhibition. Come along and make Castle cutouts, medieval seals, swords and shields ...

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Medieval Devizes

11:00 am, Thursday, 07 June, 2012

Design and constuct a Norman castle model.

 

COACH OUTING: Savill Gardens and Strawberry Hill House

8:30 am, Tuesday, 12 June, 2012

An all day outing to one of Britain's greatest ornamental gardens and then to the Georgian Gothic 'castle' created by Horace Walpole.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Devizes in World War II

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 June, 2012

Dad’s Army, ARP wardens and evacuees - this is the picture of the Home Front in World War II. But how did the war impact on the town?

 

EXHIBITION: Ravilious and Wiltshire’s White Horses – a pop-up exhibition

Saturday, 23 June, 2012

Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) was one of the leading artists of the 1930’s, who captured the essence of the English landscape in his stunning watercolours. No landscape inspired him more than the chalk d...

 

JUNE GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 27 June, 2012

"A tale of two villages" guided tours of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors by Local Historian David Carson, throughout the summer.

 

COACH OUTING: Gold - Power and Allure: 4500 years of gold treasures from across Britain

8:30 am, Tuesday, 03 July, 2012

Coach outing to the exhibition at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Uncovering your Ancestors at the Science Museum Library and Archive

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 July, 2012

An illustrated talk by Doug Stimson and John Underwood from the Science Museum, Wroughton.

 

DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down

7:30 pm, Thursday, 12 July, 2012

by Robin Hodges. This talk will unfold a story of intrigue, secret agents, cowardice and incredible bravery in 17th century Devizes.

 

FAMILY DAY: Civil War

11:00 am, Sunday, 15 July, 2012

Come face to face with Civil War soldiers (from the Sealed Knot), take part in a pike drill and try 17th century craft activities, including herb bags, windmill toys and clay face jugs.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Georgian Devizes

11:00 am, Tuesday, 24 July, 2012

Themed activities for children throughout the holidays - today Georgian Devizes.

 

JULY GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 July, 2012

"A tale of two villages" guided tours of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors by Local Historian David Carson, throughout the summer.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Georgian Devizes

11:00 am, Wednesday, 25 July, 2012

Themed activities for children throughout the holidays, today Georgian Devizes for over 8s.

 

DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: The Medieval Beginnings of Devizes: Demolishing a Myth

7:30 pm, Thursday, 26 July, 2012

by Tim Tatton Brown. In this talk, Tim will look again at the medieval beginnings of Devizes.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Step Back in Time

11:00 am, Tuesday, 31 July, 2012

Themed activities for children throughout the holidays - today Step Back in Time for Under 8s.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Step Back in Time

11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 August, 2012

Themed activities for children throughout the holidays - today step back in time for over 8s.

 

STONEHENGE FAMILY ACTIVITY

10:15 am, Monday, 06 August, 2012

Visit Stonehenge for a family activity filled walk around the landscape led by the National Trust.

 

CANCELLED COACH OUTING: Down Farm and Milton Abbas Abbey

8:30 am, Tuesday, 07 August, 2012

We are sorry but we have had to cancel this outing.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Greek Olympics

11:00 am, Tuesday, 07 August, 2012

Themed activities throughout the holidays - today Greek themed games for under 8s.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Metal Detecting - Saving Wiltshire's Heritage

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 August, 2012

The August lunchtime talk will be given by Dave Crisp, finder of the Frome Hoard and member of the Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Greek Olympics

11:00 am, Thursday, 09 August, 2012

Themed activities - today it's Greek games for the over 8s.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Colourful Glass

11:00 am, Tuesday, 14 August, 2012

Activities for under 8s - come along and make coloured stained glass using acetate and tissue paper and glass painting.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Colourful Glass

11:00 am, Wednesday, 15 August, 2012

Create glass mosaics to create colourful window hangings - for over 8s.

 

OUTING: Stones of Stonehenge Project: visit to Clatford Excavations - 18 August

2:15 pm, Saturday, 18 August, 2012

The Stonehenge Riverside Project Team is investigating a possible henge and a suspected causeway used in the transport of sarsen stone from the Marlborough area to Stonehenge in August.

 

OUTING: Stones of Stonehenge Project: visit to Clatford Excavations - 19 August

2:15 pm, Sunday, 19 August, 2012

The Stonehenge Riverside Project Team is investigating a possible henge and a suspected causeway used in the transport of sarsen stone from the Marlborough area to Stonehenge in August.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Under the Sea Dioramas

11:00 am, Tuesday, 21 August, 2012

Holiday activities for under 8s.

 

DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: Devizes Carnival - 100 years of Tradition

7:30 pm, Wednesday, 22 August, 2012

by Dave Buxton. 2012 is the 100th year of Devizes Carnival. Dave will trace the history of the Carnival from its beginnings as a fundraiser for Devizes Hospital to the major event that it has...

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Textile Day

11:00 am, Wednesday, 22 August, 2012

Come along and make rag rugs, cross stitch, felt making and silk painting.

 

EVENING WALK AMONGST THE STONES AT STONEHENGE - 23 August

7:30 pm, Thursday, 23 August, 2012

An opportunity to get close to the stones and learn more about the monument and the surrounding landscape.

 

EVENING WALK AMONGST THE STONES AT STONEHENGE - 23 August FULLY BOOKED

7:30 pm, Thursday, 23 August, 2012

An opportunity to get close to the stones and learn more about the monument and the surrounding landscape.

 

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING TIMES

10:30 am, Monday, 27 August, 2012

The Museum will be open 10am to 5pm. Entry will be free, although as a charity receiving little public funding, donations would be very welcome. The Devizes Video Club will be showing films of the a...

 

DEVIZES CARNIVAL ANNUAL AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY FILM SHOW

10:30 am, Monday, 27 August, 2012

For the 7th year the Devizes Video Club and Wiltshire Heritage Museum are putting on a one day special programme of cine films. They we...

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Paper Making and Book Craft

11:00 am, Tuesday, 28 August, 2012

Themed art and craft activities - today for under 8s.

 

Summer Holiday Activities: Paper Making and Book Craft

11:00 am, Wednesday, 29 August, 2012

Themed art and craft activities - today for over 8s.

 

VISIT: IRELAND'S ARCHAEOLOGY

Friday, 07 September, 2012

A chance to visit some of Ireland's most important archaeological sites in Dublin and the surrounding area - ranging from the Neolithic tomb complexes of Newgrange, through medieval religious sites ...

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Astronomy and the Calendar

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 September, 2012

An illustrated lunchtime talk by John Harris telling of the difficulties encountered by early astronomers developing a calendar that stayed in phase with the seasons.

 

SEPTEMBER GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 19 September, 2012

Due to popular demand an extra evening guided walk "A tale of two villages" by Local Historian David Carson has been arranged.

 

OUTING: Avebury Manor and the Anglo-Saxon Village

9:45 am, Saturday, 22 September, 2012

A guided tour of Avebury Manor, followed by a walk around the village of Avebury and surroundings to look at the Anglo-Saxon village layout, the site of the Abbey, the recently discovered ice house an...

 

OUTING: Stroudwater River Textile Mills

1:45 pm, Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

Visit sites in Gloucestershire associated with the woollen industry, including the 18th century Dunkirk Mill.

 

Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 October, 2012

The AGM of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at Devizes Town Hall, commencing at 2.30pm.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Snippets from the Society's History: an insight into WANHS past

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 October, 2012

An illustrated talk by Diann Barnett

 

Young WANHS: Remembering the Great War

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 October, 2012

Join historian Richard Broadhead, see objects from World War I and learn why it is important to remember the War.

 

FUNDRAISING SALE

10:00 am, Saturday, 20 October, 2012

Please do come along and help raise funds for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

 

FUNDRAISING EVENT: Evening of English Harp Music at Cloatley Manor

6:30 pm, Saturday, 20 October, 2012

An evening of English Harp music spanning 2,000 years of musical style, played by professional harpist, John Dalton. Includes a tour of the Manor, buffet supper and wine. A fundraising event held join...

 

EXHIBITION: Fantastic Fossils

Wednesday, 24 October, 2012

Fantastic Fossils - a Fun Exhibition for all the Family On show in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery from now until 24 February 2013.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Village Reading Rooms in Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 27 October, 2012

by Ivor Slocombe. Find out more about the village reading rooms of Wiltshire, why they were built and the activities they hosted.

 

EXHIBITION: Ancient Wiltshire: Photographs by Pete Glastonbury

12:00 am, Sunday, 28 October, 2012

Stunning photographs capturing the mystery of Wiltshire's ancient monuments and landscapes. Open in the Museum's Art Gallery from now until Sunday 3 February 2013.

 

HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS - Under 8s - SOLD OUT

11:00 am, Tuesday, 30 October, 2012

Halloween Mobiles, Spooky Painting, Cats and Cauldrons.

 

HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS - all ages

11:00 am, Wednesday, 31 October, 2012

FULLY BOOKED. Halloween Mobiles, Spooky Painting, Cats and Cauldrons.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Rock Detectives (session for under 7s)

11:00 am, Thursday, 01 November, 2012

FULLY BOOKED. Be a Rock Detective: Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Rock Detectives (session for over 7s)

1:30 pm, Thursday, 01 November, 2012

FULLY BOOKED. Be a Rock Detective: Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities.

 

THE MAMMOTH DRAW - FAMILY DAY

11:00 am, Sunday, 04 November, 2012

Find your creative side and explore new ways of drawing. Take part in the world's biggest celebration of drawing and be inspired by our Fantastic Fossil exhibition - from dinosaurs to woolly mammoths...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Lantern Making

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 November, 2012

Make a lantern and take part in the Devizes Christmas Festival on 30 November. Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Stories from the Dark Ages - Meet the Ancestors - revisited

2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 November, 2012

Now SOLD OUT By Julian Richards. Find out more about the sites features in the Meet the Ancestors series and subsequent discoveries.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: The Museum's Art Collection

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 November, 2012

An illustrated talk by Bill Perry. The Museum holds an extensive art collection, but little can be displayed.

 

DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan

7:30 pm, Wednesday, 14 November, 2012

ADDITIONAL DATE - After dark tours of the scary places of the town!

 

JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

9:30 pm, Friday, 16 November, 2012

An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For over 18s only!

 

JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Family Event

7:00 pm, Friday, 23 November, 2012

An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For 7 - 14 year olds.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Eric Ravilious and the White Horses of Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 November, 2012

FULLY BOOKED. Find out more about English Watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) who was inspired by the countryside of southern Britain. by James Russell.

 

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

12:00 am, Thursday, 06 December, 2012

The Museum and Archive & Library will be closed during the Festive Period. See below for details:

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Ela of Lacock and other Wiltshire Nuns

2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 December, 2012

by Dr Virginia Bainbridge. Find out more about Ela, Countess of Salisbury who founded Lacock Abbey in 1229.

 

LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire's Prisons

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 December, 2012

An illustrated talk by John Girvan looking at the lockups, cells, prisons and houses of correction in the county.

 

DEVIZES GHOST WALK FOR CHRISTMAS with John Girvan

7:30 pm, Thursday, 13 December, 2012

After dark tours of the scary places of the town!

 

YOUNG WANHS: Victorian Christmas - for all the family

10:15 am, Saturday, 15 December, 2012

Find out about Victorian Christmas and create Victorian style decorations, as well as beautiful glass tree ornaments using a mosaic and painting techniques. Parents and younger and older brothers a...

 

Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group - Social evening

7:00 pm, Thursday, 20 December, 2012

Come and meet the Experts - Yatesbury Social Event

 

MUSEUM OPEN - Sunday 30 December

12:00 pm, Sunday, 30 December, 2012

Open Sunday 30 December noon to 4pm.

 

MUSEUM OPEN - Tuesday 1 January

12:00 pm, Tuesday, 01 January, 2013

The Museum is open Tuesday 1 January noon to 4pm.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Introduction to Archaeology

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 January, 2013

For new and existing members a chance to find out about excavating and recording archaeological objects, plus ...

 

WILTSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD GROUP

10:00 am, Thursday, 24 January, 2013

Our Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group carries out excavations and fieldwork in Wiltshire including geophysical survey, ground survey and field-walking.

 

SOLD OUT : SATURDAY LECTURE: Wiltshire Landowners in 1066

2:30 pm, Saturday, 26 January, 2013

A lecture by Dr Chris Lewis, explains who owned Wiltshire in 1066 and suggests what happened to them when the Normans came!

 

DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan

7:00 pm, Friday, 01 February, 2013

This event, organised and led by John Girvan, will tour some of the ghostly spots of the town. Meeting place Devizes Market Place, 7pm.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: The Medieval Cistercian Abbey at Stanley and its Impact on the Region

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 February, 2013

SOLD OUT. Nothing today survives of Stanley Abbey (near Chippenham) but Dr Graham Brown will talk about the Abbey, the Cistercians and their methods of managing their lands.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Rock Detectives

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2013

Be a Rock Detective: learn about rocks and fossils through a variety of experiments and practical activities.

 

EXHIBITION: MEASURING THE LAND

10:00 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2013

Crop Circles, maths and landscape: youth project documentary exhibition and hands on family activities. Exhibition runs from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 February.

 

FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM DURING FEBRUARY HALF TERM

10:00 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2013

Saturday 9 February to Sunday 17 February. Lots to see and do at the Museum this week ...

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Dinosaurs

11:00 am, Tuesday, 12 February, 2013

Dinosaur themed crafts - come and see our Fantastic Fossils exhibition and be inspired. Make Mammoth inspired brooches, fossil fabrics and bags and more.

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Crafty Cards

11:00 am, Wednesday, 13 February, 2013

Come along and make a card for your Valentine, or a pop-up card, try quilling, or make a card just for fun.

 

HALF-TERM WORKSHOP: Their Past - My Present,

10:15 am, Thursday, 14 February, 2013

A junior genealogy workshop for 7-11 year olds interested in finding out about their family history. Workshop runs from 10.15am to 12.45pm.

 

GOING IN CIRCLES - FAMILY WORKSHOP

11:00 am, Sunday, 17 February, 2013

Have fun with geometry, mini-crop circles, face-painting and more ...

 

SOLD OUT: SATURDAY LECTURE: Stonehenge: Results of New Research

2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 February, 2013

by Prof Mike Parker Pearson, who will be presenting the latest scientific results from laboratory analysis following a decade of fieldwork in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.

 

JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

9:30 pm, Friday, 01 March, 2013

An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For over 18s only!

 

CANCELLED: SATURDAY LECTURE: Climate Change, Epidemic Disease and History: the Case of the Black Death

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 March, 2013

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this lecture because of ill-health. Our apologies. a lecture by Dr Bruce Campbell reviewing the economic and social consequences of this tragic epidemic.

 

YOUNG WANHS: An Egyptian Discovery

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 March, 2013

An investigative session to find out more about Egyptology. Look for clues in the recreated burial to find out who was buried. Then recreate the Egyptian Wall Art picture, learn about the mummificatio...

 

CONFERENCE: Archaeology in Wiltshire

9:30 am, Saturday, 16 March, 2013

A Conference exploring recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work. Organised by the Archaeology Field Group of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society...

 

EXHIBITION: Operation Nightingale - Time Warriors

10:00 am, Saturday, 16 March, 2013

During the summer of 2012 an excavation organised by the British Army was undertaken at Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain. Find out more about the project, the soldiers and what they discovered ...

 

DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan

7:30 pm, Friday, 22 March, 2013

A tour of some of the ghostly spots of this historic market town. Organised and led by John Girvan.

 

EASTER WEEKEND: OPENING TIMES

10:00 am, Wednesday, 27 March, 2013

The Museum will be open over the Easter weekend:

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Crafts

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 March, 2013

Make paper bunting, egg cosies, masks and more! For under 8s

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Crafts

11:00 am, Thursday, 28 March, 2013

Make paper bunting, egg cosies, masks and more! For over 8s.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Colourful Mosaics

11:00 am, Thursday, 04 April, 2013

Themed art and craft activities - make coasters with colourful glass mosaic tiles.

 

SAXON FAMILY WORKSHOP

12:00 pm, Sunday, 07 April, 2013

Hands on fun with object handling and crafts. Drop in to the Museum to see the finds from the recent excavation at Barrow Clump. Handle replica Saxon artefacts, take part in Saxon theme art and craf...

 

DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan

7:30 pm, Friday, 12 April, 2013

A tour of some of the ghostly spots of this historic market town. Organised and led by John Girvan.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: The Romans who Shaped Britain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 April, 2013

A lecture by Sam Moorhead of the British Museum.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Round the Houses

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 April, 2013

See ancient roundhouses being reconstructed and try your hand at make hazel wattle fences and applying chalk cob (daub). Event taking place at Old Sarum.

 

COACH OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain

1:30 pm, Saturday, 20 April, 2013

Roy Canham will be leading a walk to see the landscape surrounding the Romano-British settlement on Chapperton Down.

 

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Thursday, 25 April, 2013

Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.

 

EXHIBITION: Eeles Family Pottery

10:00 am, Saturday, 04 May, 2013

Working as a team the family make a wide range of individually decorated ceramics for both the kitchen and home. This exhibition showcases their latest work, including jugs, vases, lamps, dishes and ...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Wiltshire During the Cold War

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 May, 2013

Led by Bob Clarke. Try uniforms and handle artefacts, then visit the town library to discover the cold war bunker there.

 

JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Family Event

7:00 pm, Friday, 17 May, 2013

An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For 7 - 14 year olds.

 

COACH OUTING: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

8:00 am, Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a major museum with extensive collections. The four Pre-Raphaelite galleries show one of the largest collections in the country. The museum is also home to part ...

 

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Thursday, 23 May, 2013

Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.

 

EXHIBITION: The Splendour of Stonehenge

10:00 am, Wednesday, 29 May, 2013

An exhibition of pictures from the Museum's art collection.

 

MAY HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Stonehenge Art

11:00 am, Wednesday, 29 May, 2013

Build your own mini-henge, painting, colouring and much more

 

MAY HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Springtime and Wildlife Crafts

11:00 am, Thursday, 30 May, 2013

Make your own wildlife inspired mobile, leaf rubbings, Paper Flowers plus plenty of other fun activities.

 

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch walk

2:00 pm, Friday, 31 May, 2013

Create your escape! A 4,000 year walk on Roundway Down.

 

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch family drop-in activities

10:30 am, Friday, 31 May, 2013

Have fun with activities led by artist Ali Pretty. Find out more about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project and how you can get involved!

 

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch reception

6:30 pm, Friday, 31 May, 2013

Come and join us to hear more about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project.

 

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch family drop-in activities

10:30 am, Friday, 31 May, 2013

Come and join in our family activities and find out more about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project, and how you can get involved.

 

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - family drop-in activities

10:30 am, Friday, 31 May, 2013

Take part in some great family arts-based activities and find out how to get involved in the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project.

 

YOUNG WANHS - Pottery in Archaeology

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 June, 2013

Activities include pottery identification, calculating the size of pots found, reconstruction drawing and illustration and the chance to make a pot based on one from our collection with pottery Geri F...

 

GEOLOGY THEMED OUTING: Seend

6:30 pm, Tuesday, 18 June, 2013

An evening walk led by Isobel Geddes.

 

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Thursday, 27 June, 2013

Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.

 

EXHIBITION: North Wessex Downs Icons by Anna Dillon

Friday, 28 June, 2013

An original collection of ten paintings in watercolour and gouache by Oxfordshire artist Anna Dillon are on display at the Museum until the end of July. They were commissioned by the North Wessex Down...

 

EXHIBITION: Creativity in the Bronze Age: a Response. An exhibition by seven outstanding contemporary designers and makers

10:00 am, Saturday, 06 July, 2013

Creativity in the Bronze Age: a Response, brings together works by seven craft artists working with CinBA (Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe). The exhibition is part...

 

TALK: Meet the Artist - Ali Pretty and Walking Wiltshire's White Horses

7:30 pm, Tuesday, 09 July, 2013

An inspirational talk about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project by Ali Pretty - a leading artist and designer specialising in carnival and outdoor performances. She is now developing as a wal...

 

Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - free silk painting workshops

Tuesday, 16 July, 2013

Ali Pretty, director and designer for Kinetika is renowned for her large-scale work on hand-painted silk. Inspired by the concept of silk escape maps used by sp...

 

OUTING: Stanton St Bernard

2:00 pm, Saturday, 20 July, 2013

A tour of a picturesque Pewsey Vale village.

 

FAMILY ACTIVITY: Dig Devizes

12:00 pm, Saturday, 20 July, 2013

A chance to see archaeology in action as try to find evidence of Roman, medieval and WW2 archaeology on the Green in Devizes.

 

SOCIETY VISIT TO BRITTANY

8:15 am, Sunday, 21 July, 2013

A nine-day visit to Brittany in late July 2013. Proposed itinerary ...

 

A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors

6:30 pm, Thursday, 25 July, 2013

Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

10:30 am, Tuesday, 06 August, 2013

There are lots of children's activities on over the summer holidays! Choose from Dinosaurs, Egyptians, Under the Sea and Saxons!

 

GEOLOGY THEMED OUTING: Bradford on Avon

2:00 pm, Saturday, 10 August, 2013

This walk, led by Isobel Geddes, will relate local geology to the Avon valley, building stone, canal-building problems and the woollen mills, as well as considering environments 180 million years ago,...

 

EXHIBITION: Freedom on my Doorstep

Friday, 16 August, 2013

Freedom on my Doorstep is an installation that is part of Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - a three month long arts project that melds walking with art. Artist and long distance walker Ali Pretty...

 

Walking Wiltshire's White horses: Eight White Horses - 100 Miles

Thursday, 22 August, 2013

From August 22-26, artists Ali Pretty and Richard White will be leading a hundred mile, five day public walk around Wiltshire’s White Horses. Walking Wiltshire's White Horses is the final piece of...

 

BANK HOLIDAY FILM SHOW

10:30 am, Monday, 26 August, 2013

Bringing back memories of Devizes past.

 

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES

10:00 am, Monday, 26 August, 2013

The Museum will be open during the Bank Holiday weekend:

 

EVENING VISIT: Stonehenge Evening Tour

7:30 pm, Friday, 30 August, 2013

An evening visit to Stonehenge led by David Dawson, Director at Wiltshire Museum.

 

HAHA DIGS!

10:30 am, Friday, 30 August, 2013

FREE ARCHAEOLOGY SESSIONS at HILLWORTH PARK - 28 and 30 AUGUST.

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club Biennial Print Exhibition 2013

12:00 pm, Sunday, 08 September, 2013

An exhibition featuring around 80 works by members of the Devizes Camera Club.

 

EVENING LECTURE COURSE: An Introduction to Archaeology - aims, techniques and methods

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 11 September, 2013

Missing Time Team? Want to find out more about the techniques involved in archaeological excavation? Then this may be the course for you. Over seven weeks and with two field trips you will explore ...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Medieval Medicine

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 September, 2013

Find out about illnesses and medieval cures through role play, create potions and your own ‘ tussy mussy’ to protect yourself from medieval illness!

 

OUTING: Wilts and Berks Canal at Pewsham and Calne

10:30 am, Saturday, 21 September, 2013

Chance to find out about the Wilts and Berks Canal, with a walk alongside the canal at Pewsham and an afternoon in Calne, including a talk and tour of the Harris Factory, canal and railway.

 

OEXMANN ART AWARD COMPETITION 2013

10:00 am, Monday, 07 October, 2013

We are proud to announce the thirteenth biennial Oexmann Art Award Competition. Created to commemorate the late Theophilia Joan Oexmann, the competition is open to entrants born or living in Wilts...

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: The Changing World of Fifteenth-Century Wiltshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 October, 2013

by Dr John Hare. Learn more about 15th century Wiltshire, how changes in agriculture and the growth of the cloth industry generated more jobs and demands for consumer goods.

 

Oexmann Art Award Exhibition

Monday, 28 October, 2013

This year’s exhibition marks the thirteenth biennial Oexmann Art Award. This prestigious competition has been running since 1988, and is one of Wiltshire’s art community’s most important events. Selec...

 

BIG DRAW EVENT - Prehistoric Discoveries: Cave Art

11:00 am, Wednesday, 30 October, 2013

Create your own cave art drawings and paintings and add to our giant cave art wall.

 

BIG DRAW EVENT - Prehistoric Discoveries: Bronze Age Treasures

11:00 am, Thursday, 31 October, 2013

Art activities inspired by the patterns and designs on our Bronze Age treasures.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Anglo-Saxon Art: Tradition and Transformation

2:30 pm, Saturday, 02 November, 2013

by Mrs Leslie Webster. This lecture will reflect some of the recurrent themes visible in over 600 years of artistic creativity.

 

FAMILY FUN DAY: Celebrating the opening of our Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries

11:00 am, Sunday, 03 November, 2013

A fun activity day to celebrate the opening of our new prehistory galleries.

 

CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES

12:00 am, Thursday, 07 November, 2013

Now on sale at Wiltshire Museum, plus our own cards, wrapping paper and a great selection of gifts.

 

John Girvan's Night at the Museum

9:30 pm, Friday, 08 November, 2013

An evening of mysterious, strange, weird and wonderful objects and stories from John! Previous evenings have been very popular – so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM

9:30 am, Saturday, 09 November, 2013

Want to learn more about Wiltshire's industrial archaeology? Then this is the event for you. Talks range from the First World War archaeology of the airfield at Yatesbury to milk and butter producti...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Rock Detectives

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 November, 2013

Volcanoes and earthquakes.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: The Great War: Devizes Soldiers

2:30 pm, Saturday, 16 November, 2013

by Richard Broadhead. Come along and find out more about the Devizes soldiers recorded on local war memorials.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Ancient Landscapes of the Bradford Hundred: A Heritage Lottery Funded Project employing LIDAR

2:30 pm, Saturday, 30 November, 2013

by Roy Canham. Using modern survey techniques this project set out to discover more about the prehistoric and Romano-British landscape in the Bradford Hundred.

 

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, with Pyjama Drama

2:00 pm, Tuesday, 03 December, 2013

Visit Wiltshire Museum for a Victorian Christmas with Pyjama Drama!

 

DEVIZES GHOST WALK, with John Girvan

7:00 pm, Friday, 13 December, 2013

A Christmas Walk.

 

Christmas Family Craft Workshop

1:00 pm, Saturday, 14 December, 2013

Make Christmas cards, wrapping paper and tree decorations.

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

Friday, 20 December, 2013

The Museum will be OPEN for most of the festive season, but with some alterations to opening times:

 

MONDAY CLOSURE: New Year to Easter

10:00 am, Wednesday, 01 January, 2014

The Museum will be CLOSED on Monday from the New Year until Easter 2014, i.e. 6 January to 31 March (inclusive). The Museum will be OPEN on Monday on Monday 17 February 2014 and from Monday 7 April...

 

YOUNG WANHS: January - Bronze Age : Religion and Ritual

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 January, 2014

Find out about the people from the burials in the new Bronze Age Gallery through investigating the artefacts they were buried with. Recreate a burial using costumes and then make replicas of some of ...

 

LECTURE: Gold from the time of Stonehenge: the stories the objects tell ...

2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 January, 2014

by David Dawson, Director at Wiltshire Museum. FULLY BOOKED

 

LECTURE: The Stonehenge Visitor Centre - behind the scenes

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 February, 2014

by Heather Sabire of English Heritage. Saturday afternoon lectures start at 2.30pm and last approx. one hour.

 

FAMILY EXHIBITION: Fantastic Fossils Fun CLOSED on 1 September

Friday, 07 February, 2014

A Fun Exhibition for all the Family. From 1 February to late August 2014.

 

YOUNG WANHS: February

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 February, 2014

Engaging experiments and activities to help you find put about the work Wessex Archaeology do under the sea!

 

EXHIBITION: The Splendour of Stonehenge

12:00 am, Saturday, 08 February, 2014

The Museum has a wide range of pictures of Stonehenge in its Art Collection. This exhibition will feature some of them. LAST FEW DAYS THIS EXHIBITION WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY 9 JUNE

 

CANCELLED: LECTURE: Celebrating George III's Birthday in Wessex: Some Initial Findings

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 February, 2014

by Dr James Thomas, University of Portsmouth. UPDATE: February 15. Unfortunately we have had to cancel this lecture due to transport difficulties. We hope to arrange a new date for the lecture.

 

FEBRUARY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Wednesday

11:00 am, Wednesday, 19 February, 2014

Fossil Fun for all the Family.

 

FEBRUARY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Thursday

11:00 am, Thursday, 20 February, 2014

Fossil Fun for all the Family.

 

JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Family Event

7:00 pm, Friday, 21 February, 2014

An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories for all the family.

 

LECTURE: Anglo-Saxon Smiths and Myths

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 March, 2014

by Professor David Hinton. Discover more about the Staffordshire Hoard. FULLY BOOKED

 

EVENIING LECTURE SERIES: Prehistoric Wiltshire and Beyond

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 05 March, 2014

A 6-WEEK LECTURE COURSE (with three field trips) by BOB CLARKE Wiltshire has long been recognised as a county containing many prehistoric superlatives. Naturally Wiltshire is a relatively modern...

 

CONFERENCE : Archaeology in Wiltshire 2014

9:30 am, Saturday, 15 March, 2014

A Conference exploring recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work. This builds on last year's very successful conference. The Conference will start at 9.30 for coffee,...

 

YOUNG WANHS: with the Wiltshire Geology Group

10:15 am, Saturday, 15 March, 2014

Fun experiments to find out about weathering, erosion and how fossils are made and more ... Note - this is a change of date from 8 March.

 

BOOK LAUNCH: Devizes Through Time launch at the Spring Meeting of the Trust for Devizes

7:30 pm, Thursday, 20 March, 2014

The Spring Meeting of the Trust for Devizes will see the launch of a fascinating new book of photographs of Devizes drawn from the museum collections. The book has been created by Bob Clarke, John...

 

LECTURE: Viking Art

2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 March, 2014

by Professor James Graham-Campbell.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter themed

11:00 am, Wednesday, 09 April, 2014

Art and craft drop in sessions with a Spring and Easter theme.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter themed

11:00 am, Wednesday, 16 April, 2014

Art and craft drop in sessions with a Spring and Easter theme.

 

EASTER OPENING TIMES

10:00 am, Friday, 18 April, 2014

The Museum will be OPEN over the Easter weekend ...

 

STORY TELLERS

12:00 pm, Friday, 18 April, 2014

Come along and learn more about Prehistoric Wiltshire. Story tellers will be in our Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries throughout the day.

 

FAMILY EVENT - Weapons and Warfare

11:00 am, Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Weapons and Warfare - a family fun day with Saxon and Bronze Age activities, linked to World Heritage Day.

 

FILM SCREENING: Remnants

12:45 pm, Saturday, 19 April, 2014

Film-maker Grant Wakefield and the Wiltshire Museum are presenting Remnants “… a wonderful short directed by Grant Wakefield. Filmed using motion controlled time-lapse photography, REMNANTS captu...

 

OUTING: Boles Barrow and Norton Down Long Barrow

Saturday, 26 April, 2014

An afternoon walk with Roy Canham to visit two neolithic long barrows. Boles Barrow is best known as the possible provenance of a bluestone boulder, the type of stone brought to Stonehenge from the Pr...

 

YOUNG WANHS: The Siege of Devizes

9:15 am, Saturday, 10 May, 2014

The Siege of Devizes – An interactive walk for children around the town, led by historian Robin Hodges. Find out about Devizes' role in the Civil War. Come back to the Museum for activities including...

 

FAMILY EVENT - A Fright at the Museum!

Friday, 16 May, 2014

Do you have what it takes to solve a murder? Wiltshire Museum needs you and your friends and family to help unmask the perpetrator of a deadly crime in a CSI style event for Museums at Night 2014.

 

MUSEUM OPEN BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

12:00 pm, Monday, 26 May, 2014

The Museum will be open between noon and 4pm on Monday 26 May.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Victorian and Georgian themed

11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 May, 2014

Victorian and Georgian themed crafts linked to the Devizes Gallery. Activities include quilling, rag rugs and making masks.

 

YOUNG WANHS: CANCELLED

10:15 am, Saturday, 07 June, 2014

We regret this event has been cancelled. We hope to run something similar during the summer school holidays.

 

EVENING WALK: Upper By Brook Valley

6:30 pm, Tuesday, 17 June, 2014

An own car outing to see water mills, building stone and fossils, with Isobel Geddes.

 

EXHIBITION: Exploring the Mystery and Beauty of Crop Circles. CLOSED on 3 September.

Saturday, 21 June, 2014

This exhibition of stunning photographs and video explores the mystery and beauty of Crop Circles. Find out the latest news about crop circles and find out if there are circles that you can visit, whe...

 

Welcoming the Harcourt Group

12:00 pm, Sunday, 29 June, 2014

Join us on a family-friendly exploration of the story of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site and help us welcome benefactors and patrons of the Museum of London to Wiltshire.

 

NEW GALLERY: The Story of Devizes

10:00 am, Monday, 30 June, 2014

Devizes is a busy market town at the heart of Wiltshire. But how and why is the town here, why does it have such an unusual name and how has it developed? Our new galleries tell the story of the tow...

 

Behind The Scenes at the Museum: a member only event

4:30 pm, Sunday, 06 July, 2014

Much of the work of the Society and its Museum takes place away from the public gaze. This afternoon event will give members the opportunity to see and hear about much of this work.

 

OUTING: Barrow Clumps

6:00 pm, Tuesday, 15 July, 2014

Discover the amazing archaeology at Barrow Clump, a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery. The site is being excavated by injured soldiers as part of Operation Nightingale

 

JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Beads

10:00 am, Friday, 25 July, 2014

Prehistoric Jewellery Making Workshops – Festival of British Archaeology 2014.

 

JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Wire

1:00 pm, Friday, 25 July, 2014

Prehistoric Jewellery Making Workshops – Festival of British Archaeology 2014.

 

EVENING WALK: Devizes At War - 1939-1945

7:30 pm, Friday, 25 July, 2014

Guided walk with popular local author John Girvan exploring the stories of Devizes in WWII.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Mosaics

11:00 am, Wednesday, 30 July, 2014

Drop-in holiday activities with a mosaic theme.

 

SUMMER STORIES: Sensory Storytelling

11:00 am, Thursday, 31 July, 2014

Listen to special stories and handle real prehistoric objects. Only 15 places per workshop, so to avoid disappointment please book in advance - two sessions: 11am to noon and 2pm to 3pm.

 

Walking the Dead : Exploring the Stonehenge ceremonial landscape

10:30 am, Saturday, 02 August, 2014

A guided tour of the amaxing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson. The wa...

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Fossils and Dinosaurs

12:00 am, Wednesday, 06 August, 2014

Drop-in holiday activities with a fossil and dinosaur theme - Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th.

 

AFTERNOON WALK: Vale of Wardour

2:00 pm, Saturday, 09 August, 2014

Explore the landscape of the Nadder Valley with Isobel Geddes

 

SUMMER STORIES: Prehistoric Stories and Cave Art

11:00 am, Wednesday, 13 August, 2014

Come and listen to a reading of Julia Donaldson's Cave Baby and other stories, whilst also creating your own cave art. Only 15 places per workshop, so to avoid disappointment please book in ...

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Pirate Treasures

11:00 am, Wednesday, 20 August, 2014

Drop-in holiday activities with a Pirate and underwater theme.

 

SUMMER STORIES: Time Travel Tour

11:00 am, Thursday, 21 August, 2014

Family fun tour that will take you on a journey through Prehistoric Wiltshire. Only 15 places per workshop, so to avoid disappointment please book in advance - two sessions: 11am to noon and 2pm to...

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Knights, Castles and Dragons

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 August, 2014

Drop-in holiday activities with a Knights, Castles and Dragons theme.

 

SUMMER STORIES: Storytelling Day

11:00 am, Thursday, 28 August, 2014

Pick a short story from our 'Story Menu' to listen to throughout the Museum. No booking necessary - just come along between 11am and 3pm and join in.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Mother Anthony's Well

10:15 am, Saturday, 06 September, 2014

Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held (usually) on the second Saturday of the month from 10.15am to 12.15pm, pre-booking is essentia...

 

DEVIZES HERITAGE WALK

2:30 pm, Sunday, 07 September, 2014

with John Girvan. Find out more about this historic market town.

 

DEVIZES HERITAGE OPEN DAY

10:00 am, Saturday, 13 September, 2014

Wiltshire Museum, along with a number of historic properties in the town will be open today, Saturday 13 September and entry is free.

 

EXHIBITION: Why We Went to War: Devizes in the Great War

10:00 am, Saturday, 13 September, 2014

An exhibition looking at why Britain went to War in 1914 and how Devizes recruited hundreds of men to serve in the conflict ahead.

 

DEVIZES AT WAR: a tour of the town led by John Girvan

2:30 pm, Sunday, 14 September, 2014

Discover how the war affected the town.

 

Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape

10:30 am, Saturday, 20 September, 2014

A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson. The wa...

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

1:30 pm, Saturday, 27 September, 2014

A short introduction for anyone who wants to do a little more than 'point and shoot' with their camera. It will be run by a local landscape photographer Alan Cowley.

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Littlecote House

10:45 am, Saturday, 04 October, 2014

A guided tour of the house, which is now owned by Warner Leisure.

 

EVENING COURSE: The Archaeology of Mass Destruction

6:30 pm, Wednesday, 08 October, 2014

An Investigation into the Cold War and its legacy, by Bob Clarke. This course will investigate the period known as the Cold War from an archaeological perspective, looking at the many sites across th...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Visit West Kennet Long Barrow

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 October, 2014

Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held on the second Saturday of the month from 10.15am to 12.15pm, pre-booking is essential.

 

Annual General Meeting

2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 October, 2014

of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Ltd (Company No. 3885649, Charity No. 1080096), to be held at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday 25 October 2014 at 2.30pm.

 

LECTURE: The Lacock Cup

3:45 pm, Saturday, 25 October, 2014

by Lloyd DeBeer.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Vicious Viking

10:30 am, Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

Drop in craft session - Make a mini Viking long boat, Viking helmet and shield.

 

GALLERY STORYTELLING SESSION

2:00 pm, Wednesday, 29 October, 2014

2pm to 3pm.

 

PREHISTORIC JOURNEYS: Pottery Workshops and Prehistoric Storytelling

10:30 am, Saturday, 01 November, 2014

Make a beaker pot - activity for children and adults.

 

FAMILY EVENT: World War 1

12:00 pm, Sunday, 02 November, 2014

Find out about joining Kitchener's army during the Great War. See if you match up as a recruit, practice marching, taste trench food, handle objects and meet some Great War soldiers.

 

FILM SHOW: Letters From a Small Town

7:30 pm, Thursday, 06 November, 2014

A deeply moving film, showing as part of our Why we Went to War: Devizes in the Great War exhibition.

 

Wiltshire Buildings Record Annual Study Day

10:30 am, Saturday, 08 November, 2014

at Market Lavington Community Hall. Dating Clues in Period Houses’ features speakers Pam Slocombe, David Carter, James Ayres, Tony Beresford and John Rickard.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Saxon Wiltshire (tbc)

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 November, 2014

Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held on the second Saturday of the month from 10.15am to 12.15pm, pre-booking is essential.

 

CANCELLED: FILM SHOW: Great War Film Programme

7:30 pm, Thursday, 13 November, 2014

Unfortunately, the promised film programme is not available and we have therefore had to cancel the film show. Our apologies. ============================ Experience cinema of 100 years ago. Th...

 

FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING

10:15 am, Saturday, 15 November, 2014

An opportunity to meet friends and to raise money for the Museum. Coffee and biscuits, tombola, rare archaeology and history books, donated cakes, produce, plants in flower, gifts. Donations welcome...

 

LECTURE: Star Carr in context: Life in Britain after the Ice Age

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 November, 2014

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Tim Schadla-Hall. Star Carr is one of the most famous and important prehistoric sites in Europe. Dating from the early Mesolithic period, over 10,000 years ago, the si...

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

Saturday, 15 November, 2014

The Opening Times for the Museum and Archive and Library over the festive period will be:

 

GREAT WAR: Artefact Identification Day

12:00 pm, Sunday, 16 November, 2014

Bring along your Great War objects items for identification between noon and 4pm. Come and show us your Great War medals, photographs, documents or precious artefacts. They do not have to be related t...

 

CANCELLED: GREAT WAR: Battlefield Guided Tour

10:00 am, Thursday, 20 November, 2014

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this trip. Please let us know if you would be interested in a re-arranged visit. =================== A three-day guided minibus tour of the Great War battlef...

 

RAILWAY CONFERENCE

9:30 am, Saturday, 22 November, 2014

An all day event with lectures on the archaeology of railway, the early day of the Great Western Railway and more. See below for the full programme ..

 

LECTURE: Neolithic Houses and Settlement at Kingsmead Quarry, Berkshire

2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 November, 2014

a Saturday afternoon lecture by Alistair Barclay. The discovery of three timber houses at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the earliest permanent settlements...

 

LECTURE: Building Neolithic Houses at the Stonehenge Visitor Centre

2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 November, 2014

A Saturday lecture by Luke Winter, Manager of the Ancient Technology Centre.

 

LECTURE: The Romano-British Cemeteries at Amesbury Down

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 December, 2014

a Saturday lecture by Jackie McKinley.

 

LECTURE: The Romano-British Cemeteries at Amesbury Down

2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 December, 2014

by Jackie McKinley. This lecture will focus on the Romano-British mortuary activity on this site, reviewing the form and nature of rural cemeteries and explore the possible reasons why so many were g...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Visit to the Conservation labs at the Wiltshire History Centre

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 December, 2014

CANCELLED. We are sorry but the Young WANHS visit to the Conservation Laboratory has been cancelled.

 

FAMILY EVENT: Christmas Decorations and Card Making

12:00 pm, Saturday, 20 December, 2014

Craft activity for all ages: including giant paper snowflakes, snowman and penguin baubles, ‘frozen’ inspired lanterns, snowmen and cards.

 

Monday Closure - January to Easter

Thursday, 01 January, 2015

The Museum will be closed to the public on Mondays from January to Easter 2015 to allow essential behind the scenes work to take place.

 

YOUNG WANHS: January

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 January, 2015

Paper Making, writing on papyrus in hieroglyphics, creating runes, and writing with quills to explore different ways of writing in the past

 

Sunday Lunch in Lambtons followed by a guided tour at the Wiltshire Museum

Sunday, 18 January, 2015

Come along to The Bear Hotel and enjoy a 2 course Sunday lunch in Lambtons. After lunch you can then walk the short distance to the Wiltshire Museum where the Museum Director, David Dawson, will take...

 

LECTURE: The Stonehenge Landscape

2:30 pm, Saturday, 31 January, 2015

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Sharon Soutar of English Heritage. Due to the popularity of this lecture it will now be held at Devizes Town Hall.

 

Stonehenge, Prehistory and the Curriculum - free Twilight Session for teachers

12:00 am, Monday, 02 February, 2015

The Wiltshire Museum has new award-winning Prehistory Galleries and launched new online resources and a teacher’s pack. Since the opening of our new galleries almost 1,000 pupils have visited the Muse...

 

Twilight Session for teachers - Stonehenge, Prehistory and the Curriculum

4:00 pm, Monday, 02 February, 2015

The Wiltshire Museum has new award-winning Prehistory Galleries and launched new online resources and a teacher’s pack. Since the opening of our new galleries almost 1,000 pupils have visited the Muse...

 

LECTURE: The Roman Army in Wiltshire - a lecture and living history presentation

2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 February, 2015

A Saturday afternoon lecture and living history presentation by John Smith outlining the role of the army and it's equipment.

 

YOUNG WANHS: February - Romans

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 February, 2015

Handle, identify and record Roman mystery artefacts, then try Roman games, make a fabric bulla to take home and end the session with a Roman military drill session.

 

LAUNCH EVENT: Walking the Wessex White Horses

12:00 pm, Tuesday, 17 February, 2015

9 Horses, 6 walks, 100 miles Wiltshire College invites you to join us in celebrating the launch of the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses app on 17th February at the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes f...

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

11:00 am, Wednesday, 18 February, 2015

Art and craft activities for children: Fossils - Portraits - Landscapes.

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

1:30 pm, Wednesday, 18 February, 2015

Art and craft activities for children: Fossils - Portraits - Landscapes.

 

BRiCKworks

11:00 am, Friday, 20 February, 2015

Come and make little clay bricks at Wiltshire Museum.

 

CANCELLED: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE

1:00 pm, Saturday, 21 February, 2015

We hope to run the course later in the year. If you are interested please get in touch.

 

Twilight Session for teachers - Stonehenge, Prehistory and the Curriculum

4:00 pm, Thursday, 26 February, 2015

The Wiltshire Museum has new award-winning Prehistory Galleries and launched new online resources and a teacher’s pack. Since the opening of our new galleries almost 1,000 pupils have visited the Muse...

 

LECTURE: Placing the ‘burh’ in Searobyrg: Salisbury and Old Sarum in the Anglo-Saxon Period

2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 February, 2015

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Alex Langlands.

 

OEXMANN ART EXHIBITION

12:00 am, Sunday, 01 March, 2015

Exhibition of entries to the Oexmann Art Competition. The comptetition was open to anyone born or living in Wiltshire and prizes awarded in adult and young people's categories.

 

OUTING: Ancient Technology Centre and Dorset Cursus SOLD OUT

10:30 am, Saturday, 14 March, 2015

An own car outing to the Dorset Cursus, followed by a visit to the Ancient Technology Centre.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Field Trip

10:00 am, Saturday, 14 March, 2015

To Wansdyke, Woden's Barrow and a White Horse.

 

LECTURE: Romans, Britons and Saxons: Wessex in the fifth Century SOLD OUT

2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 March, 2015

The fifth century AD marks one of the most momentous periods of change in the history of Britain. When the century began Britain was a part of the western Roman empire, but around 441 a Gallic chronic...

 

Opening Times: Easter weekend

Monday, 30 March, 2015

The Museum will be OPEN over the Easter weekend:

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Art and Craft

11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 April, 2015

Wednesday is now fully booked but we there is an extra session on Thursday 2 April: 11am to 12.30pm. Booking essential.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Robots Workshop

11:00 am, Wednesday, 08 April, 2015

Robot demonstration by John Girvan, plus ...

 

LECTURE: Suffused with a Golden Glow: casting light on the Early Bronze Age gold of Wessex and Britain

2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 April, 2015

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Stuart Needham, about the Leverhulme funded Project.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Dinosaurs and Fossils

10:15 am, Saturday, 11 April, 2015

Handle and record fossils and bones, becopme a natural history detective with our investigative activities and ...

 

CONFERENCE: Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2015

Saturday, 18 April, 2015

The third Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference is being held on Saturday 18 April 2015 - UNESCO World Heritage Day. JUST CONFIRMED! New speaker - Vince Gaffney - University of Bradford - The Stoneh...

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Archaeology Walk on Salisbury Plain. SOLD OUT

2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 April, 2015

An archaeological walk within the Salisbury Plain military training area lead by former County Archaeologist Roy Canham who has an intimate knowledge of the area and sites to be visited. This walk of...

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY: Opening Times

12:00 pm, Monday, 04 May, 2015

The Museum will be open noon to 4pm on Monday 4th May and Monday 25 May.

 

LECTURE SERIES: A Beginner's Guide to the Middle Ages

3:00 pm, Tuesday, 05 May, 2015

A 6 week afternoon course, plus a field trip, by Gillian Kenny. The terms 'Middle Ages' and 'Medieval' are often used to imply backwardness or the inability to progress. In reality, the truth abo...

 

CANCELLED: The Archaeology of the Bay of Naples - a free lecture

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 May, 2015

We regret that we have had to cancel this lecture. It has not been possible to reschedule it due to other commitments but full details of the trip can be found

 

YOUNG WANHS: Guided Walk in West Woods

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 May, 2015

Explore the pathways of West Woods while the bluebells are in full bloom. Search for animal signs, including the elusive wild sarsen.

 

WORKSHOP: Neolithic Flint Axes SOLD OUT

10:30 am, Saturday, 16 May, 2015

Come and learn the art of making a Neolithic axe from flintknapper James Dilley, then have a go yourself!

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Bugs and Bluebells

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 May, 2015

Craft workshops - create your own Creepy Crawlies and Wildflower pictures to take home.

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Turner's Wessex

4:00 pm, Thursday, 28 May, 2015

A guided tour of Turner's viewpoints in Salisbury Cathedral and Close, followed by a private view of the blockbuster Turner exhibition at Salisbury Museum.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Mysteries of Ancient Egypt

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 June, 2015

Fun activities featuring Scarabs, Mummies and the Hieroglyphic Alphabet.

 

EXHIBITION: Traces, a photographic exploration of the prehistory of the British Isles as it is seen in today’s landscape

10:00 am, Saturday, 13 June, 2015

The exhibition combines the panoramic views captured by professional photographer Steve Speller with beaker ceramics and prints made by Alison Milner.

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Fonthill Bishop

6:00 pm, Tuesday, 16 June, 2015

An evening walk of 3-1/2 to 4 miles (about two hours) looking at the geology, scenery and village of the area, led by Isobel Geddes.

 

DEVIZES FESTIVAL LECTURE: Magna Carta: 1215-2015

8:00 pm, Wednesday, 17 June, 2015

This June marks 800 years since the creation of Magna Carta. Medieval historian and author of The Arrow of Sherwood, Lauren Johnson will examine the creation, mutation and survival of this totemic te...

 

EXHIBITION: Between Stonehenge and Avebury: Marden and the Vale of Pewsey Project

Saturday, 20 June, 2015

During the summer of 2015 excavations will continue at the Neolithic henge at Marden, in the Vale of Pewsey. This exhibition displays some of the finds from the 1969 and 2010 excavations, as well as ...

 

FILM SHOW: Tyburnia with the Dead Rat Orchestra

7:30 pm, Thursday, 25 June, 2015

A film exploring the parallels between contemporary and historical views of crime and execution at Tyburn Prison. Live music accompaniment.

 

COACH OUTING: Dulwich Picture Gallery

8:00 am, Saturday, 27 June, 2015

An all day outing to the Dulwich Picture Gallery to include a guided tour of the Ravilious exhibition. There will also be ...

 

YOUNG WANHS: Field trip to Marden Henge

10:00 am, Saturday, 04 July, 2015

A very special opportunity to visit the excavation in the Vale of Pewsey - and to join in activities on site.

 

CIVIL WAR WALK - all spaces sold - but we may be able to add a second walk

2:00 pm, Sunday, 12 July, 2015

Devizes in the Civil War: the anniversary of the Battle of Roundway. A guided walk led by Robin Hodges

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Frome Town Walk

2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 July, 2015

A guided afternoon walk around this fascinating and historic market town.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Fossils & Dinosaurs

Wednesday, 29 July, 2015

WEDNESDAY 29 JULY - FULLY BOOKED Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Stone Age & Bronze Age

11:00 am, Wednesday, 05 August, 2015

Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm

 

AFTERNOON WALK: Lockeridge and Fyfield : Sold out

2:00 pm, Saturday, 08 August, 2015

An afternoon walk in the Kennet Valley, including a visit to the field of sarsen stones at Lockeridge Dene, a look at building materials used in the local houses and a strenuous walk (although rewarde...

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Celts and Romans

12:00 am, Wednesday, 12 August, 2015

Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm.

 

PIMM'S PARTY AND AUCTION OF PROMISES - Omnes ad Unum Devizes

3:00 pm, Saturday, 15 August, 2015

Summer Pimm's Party and Silent Auction of Promises. Organised by Omnes ad Unum Devizes to support St John's Church and the Wiltshire Museum.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Saxons & Vikings

11:00 am, Wednesday, 19 August, 2015

Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm.

 

SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Knights & Dragons

11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 August, 2015

Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm.

 

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

10:00 am, Saturday, 12 September, 2015

FREE ENTRY to the Museum, plus watch old films and take a guided tour of the Museum buildings.

 

EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club

Sunday, 13 September, 2015

The Devizes Camera Club Biennial Print Exhibition is now on in both our Art and Special exhibition galleries until 11 October 2015.

 

LECTURE SERIES: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt

2:30 pm, Thursday, 01 October, 2015

Organised and run by the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) this course will be led by John Billman and take place in the lecture hall at Wiltshire Museum.

 

SOCIETY TRIP TO POMPEII, HERCULANEUM AND CLASSICAL CAMPANIA

12:00 am, Monday, 05 October, 2015

The Society has arranged for Andante Travel of Salisbury to organise a private trip for the members of WANHS, Salisbury and Dorchester Museums.

 

OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape

10:30 am, Thursday, 08 October, 2015

A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Saxons and Vikings

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 October, 2015

Come along and take part - quiz, games, replica weapons and artefacts. * PLEASE NOTE: the date for this event has been updated from 12 September to 10 October.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

2:30 pm, Saturday, 17 October, 2015

Of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society - Company No: 3885649/Charity No: 1080096. At Devizes Town Hall start 2.30pm start.

 

LECTURE: The Other Side of the Roadshow

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 21 October, 2015

by Andy McConnell. In this light-hearted talk, Andy looks back over his career spanning his days as a 1970s Hollywood-based rock journalist to his current role as the glass specialist on BBC TV’s Anti...

 

EXHIBITION: The Great War

12:00 am, Monday, 26 October, 2015

Exhibition of WWI artefacts and photographs from the Museum collections, as well as items on loan from the general public.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Halloween - Now FULL

11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 October, 2015

Halloween themed activities for under 10s.

 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: for kids only! SOLD OUT

7:00 pm, Friday, 30 October, 2015

What happens in the Museum after all the Curator's have gone home? Explore the Museum by torchlight and join our Saxon warrior who will bring the Museum to life ... Don't forget your torch! Suitab...

 

INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2015

9:30 am, Saturday, 31 October, 2015

The Biennial Industrial Archaeology Symposium with talks on a variety of topics.

 

AUTUMN ART EXHIBITION: Wessex Places:

Saturday, 31 October, 2015

Landscape drawings and prints by David Inshaw, Dave Gunning, Rob Pountney and Ray Ward. This exhibition opens in the Museum's Art Gallery on 31 October 2015 and runs until 2nd January 2016.

 

LECTURE: The Wiltshire Regiment Through the Ages

2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 November, 2015

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Michael Cornwell.

 

YOUNG WANHS: Heraldry and Medieval

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 November, 2015

Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.

 

LECTURE: Old Stones, New ideas: Sourcing the Stonehenge Bluestones

2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 November, 2015

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Richard Bevins.

 

LECTURE: Wiltshire From Above

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 December, 2015

An illustrated lecture by Katy Whitaker, flying you through the amazing story of a pioneering and dare-devil aerial photography firm that took off at the end of the First World War.

 

LECTURE: Into the Spotlight: Confessions of a Flint Knapper

2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 December, 2015

ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT. Telephone 01380 727369 (10am to 5pm) or call in to the Museum shop. Everyone enjoys a good story. This presentation will aim to tell short stories of three people, f...

 

YOUNG WANHS: A Victorian Christmas

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 December, 2015

FULLY BOOKED - Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.

 

WINTER OPENING TIMES

10:00 am, Saturday, 19 December, 2015

We are open six days a week:- * Tuesday - Saturday - 10-5 * Sunday - noon to 4pm

 

YOUNG WANHS - January. Angels in art, history and legend!

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 January, 2016

We shall be hearing about angels in art, history and legend and look forward to an opportunity to see as many members (and new members) as possible to have an informal discussion about future projects...

 

EXHIBITION: FIBS AND FIBULAE - A Touring Exhibition from Leasingstede Museum

Tuesday, 19 January, 2016

Ever heard of a Leaf Rustler, a Hen Chafer or a Mould Foxer? These are among strange and surprising artefacts from an imaginary folk museum, which have recently gone on display at Wiltshire Museum,...

 

YOUNG WANHS - February

10:15 am, Saturday, 13 February, 2016

The theme this month is Romans and Rabbits. Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016

Signs of Spring - art and craft activities for under 11s.

 

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: for kids only!

7:00 pm, Friday, 19 February, 2016

What happens in the Museum after all the Curator's have gone home? Explore the Museum by torchlight and join our Saxon warrior who will bring the Museum to life ... Don't forget your torch! Suitab...

 

LECTURE: Later Prehistoric Feasting in Wiltshire and Beyond

2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 February, 2016

SOLD OUT. This talk by Richard Madgwick of Cardiff University will showcase recent research on animal remains from later prehistoric middens in Wiltshire and beyond. Cutting edge scientific te...

 

LECTURE: Guardians of the Past or Looters? Connoisseurship, Collecting and the Trade in Antiquities

2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 March, 2016

This talk by James Ede falls into two parts. The first deals with the revival of interest in the ancient world, the history of collecting (some of it scandalous) and the foundation of museums. The sec...

 

TOUR: New members tour

10:30 am, Saturday, 05 March, 2016

An opportunity to find out more about your Society and its Museum! Led by David Dawson, the Director.

 

YOUNG WANHS - March

Saturday, 12 March, 2016

What's in my Museum? Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.

 

LECTURE: Landscapes of Governance: Moots and Meeting Places in Anglo-Saxon England

2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 March, 2016

FULLY BOOKED. Stuart Brookes of the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London, will be giving an overview of a three-year interdisciplinary research project bringing archaeology, place-n...

 

OWN CAR OUTING: Dent's Glove Factory

10:00 am, Tuesday, 15 March, 2016

FULLY BOOKED. This visit to the Dents Factory Museum includes a tour and a demonstration.

 

OUTING; Normanton Down RSPB Reserve Walk

2:30 pm, Thursday, 17 March, 2016

FULLY BOOKED: Come and join a guided walk of the RSPB Reserve at Normanton Down with archaeologist Dr David Field and Patrick Cashman from the RSPB.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - 30 March

Wednesday, 30 March, 2016

Art and Craft activities for under 11s on Wednesdays during the Easter holidays. Spring Animals: masks, spoon puppets and woolly sheep. ONLY ONE OR TWO PLACES REMAINING.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - 6 April

Wednesday, 06 April, 2016

FULLY BOOKED. Art and Craft activities for under 11s on Wednesdays during the Easter holidays. Mosaic Fun: coasters using glass tesserae, foamy mosaic frames, spring mosaic window hangings and clay ...

 

YOUNG WANHS: A Roundway Ramble

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 April, 2016

Exploring the landscape and history of Roundway Down.

 

LECTURE: MAMUZ Exhibition and the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project

2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 April, 2016

FEW TICKETS REMAINING: Archaeologist and broadcaster Julian Richards is guest Curator of an exhibition opening in March 2016 at the MAMUZ Museum, near Vienna. The exhibition features the lastest resea...

 

SOLD OUT: CONFERENCE : ARCHAEOLOGY IN WILTSHIRE 2016

Saturday, 16 April, 2016

The 4th Annual one-day conference highlighting the latest Archaeological research and news from Wiltshire.

 

OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape

10:30 am, Thursday, 28 April, 2016

A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson.

 

WALK: Imber, led by Roy Canham

Saturday, 30 April, 2016

FULLY BOOKED. An archaeological walk within the Salisbury Plain military training area lead by former County Archaeologist Roy Canham who has an intimate knowledge of the area and sites to be visited...

 

YOUNG WANHS: May

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 May, 2016

A hands on for Young WANHS. We shall be using an outdoor space to explore our ancestors relationship with fire.

 

EXHIBITION: Wiltshire's Story in 100 Objects: featuring the Lacock Cup

10:00 am, Monday, 16 May, 2016

For the first time the Museum will be showcasing an object from a national Museum - the Lacock Cup. It will form the centrepiece of the Museum's hosting of the exhibition Wiltshire's Story in 100 ...

 

OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape

10:30 am, Saturday, 21 May, 2016

A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson.

 

TOUR: New members tour

10:30 am, Friday, 27 May, 2016

An opportunity to find out more about your Society and its Museum! Led by David Dawson, the Director.

 

Bank Holiday Opening

Saturday, 28 May, 2016

We are open throughout the Bank Holiday Saturday 28 May - 10am - 5pm Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 4pm Monday 30 May 12 noon - 4pm

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Amazing Artefacts

11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 June, 2016

Suitable for 10 and under. Be inspired by our Wiltshire's Story in 100 objects exhibition and make your own replicas.

 

YOUNG WANHS: June - visit to West Kennet Long Barrow

10:15 am, Wednesday, 01 June, 2016

A short walk from East Kennet to West Kennet Long Barrow. Bring a picnic and admire Wansdyke to the South and Silbury hill to the North.

 

EVENING WALK: Stones of Avebury

6:30 pm, Tuesday, 14 June, 2016

A 2 - 3 mile walk around Avebury and Avebury Trusloe, led by Isobel Geddes.

 

CREATIVE ACTIVITY WORKSHOP 1 - POSTPONED

6:00 pm, Thursday, 16 June, 2016

Creative Activity Workshop with Open Studios Artist Jane Brunning - embracing the written word & visual arts

 

CREATIVE ACTIVITY WORKSHOP 2 - POSTPONED

6:00 pm, Wednesday, 22 June, 2016

Creative Activity Workshop with Open Studios Artist Jane Brunning - embracing the written word & visual arts

 

TOUR: EXCAVATING A NEOLITHIC HENGE - Marden Henge and the Wiltshire Museum

Friday, 01 July, 2016

Marden Henge is the third 'super-henge' in Wiltshire, alongside Stonehenge and Avebury. In July 2016 there is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about prehistory and these enigmatic henges befor...

 

FILM AND TALK: The Battle of the Somme

7:30 pm, Friday, 01 July, 2016

Richard Boradhead will provide a commentaty to the iconic 1916 film "The Battle of the Somme", released just a month after the start of the battle. He will explain the background to the film, tell som...

 

CANCELLED: AFTERNOON TEA AT ROUNDWAY

2:30 pm, Saturday, 02 July, 2016

We are sorry but this event has been cancelled.

 

YOUNG WANHS: July - visit the Marden dig

10:15 am, Saturday, 09 July, 2016

An outing with our Outreach Officer to the current excavation at Marden Henge.

 

CREATIVE ACTIVITY WORKSHOP - JULY

1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 July, 2016

Creative Activity Workshop with Open Studios Artist Jane Brunning - embracing the written word & visual arts

 

OUTING: Members visit to Marden Henge excavations

2:30 pm, Wednesday, 20 July, 2016

SOLD OUT. Visit to the excavations at Marden Henge for WANHS Members only. Members may wish to have lunch at the Millstream pub in Marden from 1pm.

 

Sold out: WALK: Ecology of the Salisbury Plain Training Area

2:30 pm, Sunday, 24 July, 2016

A unique opportunity to visit a part of the Salisbury Plain Training Area (Centre) that is permanently closed to the public. The walk will be led by Tony Rowlands with an entomologist and an archaeol...

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: VIKINGS

11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 July, 2016

Come along and make longships, rune necklaces, Troll braid bracelets.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS: Medieval Art & Craft

11:00 am, Wednesday, 03 August, 2016

Come along and create dragon and knight puppets, paint shields and decorate golden goblets. Extra session added - Thursday 4 August, 11am to 12.30pm.

 

EXHIBITION: To Mametz and Beyond

Saturday, 06 August, 2016

This exhibition, curated by Richard Broadhead, commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The exhibition closes on 23 November 2016.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: ANCIENT GREEK OLYMPICS

11:00 am, Wednesday, 10 August, 2016

Come along and paint Greek Olympic scenes on terracotta, make wreaths and inscribe a clay discus.

 

MEMBERS TOUR: Durrington Walls

2:00 pm, Thursday, 11 August, 2016

SOLD OUT. With Mike Parker Pearson. A tour of the current excavations.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: PIRATE TREASURE!

11:00 am, Wednesday, 17 August, 2016

Come along and make maps and pirate hats and your own treasure chest to fill with wonderful treasure. Extra Session added - Thursday 18 August, 11am to 12.30pm.

 

WALK: Dinton-Nadder Valley Landscape

2:00 pm, Saturday, 20 August, 2016

A circular walk led by Isobel Geddes of the National Trust parkland at Dinton, mills on the Nadder, views from the ridge of the Iron Age Chiselbury Camp and the military badges at Fovant.

 

Pimm's Party and Auction of Promises

2:00 pm, Saturday, 20 August, 2016

Summer Pimm's Party and Silent Auction of Promises. Organised by Omnes ad Unum Devizes to support St John's Church and the Wiltshire Museum.

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: SUMMER TEXTILES

11:00 am, Wednesday, 24 August, 2016

Come along and design your own individual bag with a summer theme, using fabric paints and pens, create a mobile with a Summer theme and make a jelly fish!

 

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

10:00 am, Monday, 29 August, 2016

OPEN: 10am to 4pm

 

HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: PREHISTORIC SEA MONSTERS

11:00 am, Wednesday, 31 August, 2016

Come along and create an underwater themed diorama, your own fossils and prehistoric sea creatures. You can also add sea creatures to our underwater scene which will be displayed in our Fossils exhibi...

 

YOUNG WANHS: September - visit to Mother Anthony's Well

10:15 am, Saturday, 03 September, 2016

A visit to the dig site.

 

HERITAGE OPEN DAY

10:00 am, Saturday, 10 September, 2016

An opportunity as part of the Devizes Heritage Open Day to visit the Museum and our current exhibition for FREE.

 

SATURDAY LECTURE: Exploring Avebury

2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 September, 2016

An illustrated talk by Steve Marshall.

 

LECTURE: Finding Pitt-Rivers Project

2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2016

By Jane Ellis-Schön, Project Curator at Salisbury Museum

 

EVENING AT THE MUSEUM

6:30 pm, Friday, 07 October, 2016

A guided tour of the Prehistory Galleries by Director David Dawson and a visit to the Archive & Library led by Bill Perry. Refreshments will be provided by acclaimed chef Peter Vaughan of Vaughan's K...

 

YOUNG WANHS: October - Pottery

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 October, 2016

Rosamund Cleal, Curator of the Alexander Keiller Museum in Avebury will be coming along to give a talk all about her pet subject .... Pottery.

 

AGM of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 October, 2016

The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS), Charity No. 1080096, Company Limited by Guarantee 3885649, will take place at Devizes Town Hall on Satur...

 

WINTER OPENING TIMES

Monday, 24 October, 2016

Winter Opening Times - OPEN Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) from Sunday 27 November 2016 to Monday 6 February 2017. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays during that period (except for schoo...

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES

Monday, 24 October, 2016

Opening hours during the Festive period:

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2016

Dinosaur and Fossil themed art and craft workshops as part of the National Family Arts Festival. NEARLY FULL - RING TO BOOK

 

HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

Dinosaur and Fossil themed art and craft workshops as part of the National Family Arts Festival. NEARLY FULL - RING TO BOOK

 

FULLY BOOKED: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 26 October, 2016

What happens in the Museum after all the Curators have gone home? Explore the Museum by torchlight, visit our spooky cellar and more. Popcorn included!

 

WALKING THE DEAD: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape

10:30 am, Friday, 28 October, 2016

A family-friendly guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge.

 

October Halloween Walks

8:00 pm, Friday, 28 October, 2016

A Ghost Walk around Devizes, with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! Friday 28th (SOLD OUT) and Saturday 29th October (SOLD OUT).

 

CONFERENCE: The history of roads and the vehicles that travelled on them

Saturday, 29 October, 2016

The theme for this year's Industrial Archaeology Conference is Roads and Transport.

 

October Halloween Walks

7:00 pm, Monday, 31 October, 2016

A Ghost Walk around Devizes, with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! Monday 31st October. Nearly full - telephone to make a booking.

 

Devizes Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade 2016

1:00 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2016

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS. Make your own lantern and join the parade!

 

LECTURE: Remembering the Somme and Wiltshire's Missing Soldiers

2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2016

CANCELLED. Unfortunately we have had to cancel this lecture. Anyone who has already booked and paid will be offered a refund. A lecture by Richard Broadhead guest curator of To Mametz and Beyond...

 

YOUNG WANHS: November - Rock Art

10:15 am, Saturday, 12 November, 2016

Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 - 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history.

 

CONFERENCE: Celebrating 30 years of World Heritage at Stonehenge and Avebury

10:00 am, Saturday, 19 November, 2016

The conference will celebrate the achievements of the past 30 years and look forward to further discoveries we may make in the future.

 

LECTURE: Roman Antikythera Shipwreck

2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 December, 2016

Searching, finding, survey and excavation. By Phil Short

 

YOUNG WANHS: December - A Journey through Prehistory

10:15 am, Saturday, 10 December, 2016

With Mark Routledge. How did our ancestors make the tools to help construct Avebury stone circle and Stonehenge? Create your own Bush Barrow Lozenge.

 

EXHIBITION: Yesterdays

10:00 am, Thursday, 15 December, 2016

An exhibition of photographs, news articles and artefacts from the archive of the Gazette & Herald Exhibition closes 4pm Sunday 26 February 2017.

 

Devizes Ghost Walk for Christmas FULLY BOOKED

7:00 pm, Friday, 16 December, 2016

A Ghost Walk around Devizes, with John Girvan. Meet at the Market Cross, Market Place, Devizes. 7pm Friday 16 December.

 

CHRISTMAS Craft Activities

11:00 am, Wednesday, 21 December, 2016

Make tree and window decorations, painted tea-light holders and wrapping paper - just in time for Christmas.

 

EXHIBITION: Fantastic Fossils - Fun for all the Family

Saturday, 24 December, 2016

Could you be a paleontologist? Come and see our fantastic fossil collection, learn about dinosaurs found in Wiltshire and discover what it was like during the Ice Age.

 

Twelfth Night Celebration

7:00 pm, Friday, 06 January, 2017

Join us for an evening of seasonal refreshments with traditional entertainment from the Devizes Regency Dancers a...

 

YOUNG WANHS: January - Processing Excavation Finds CANCELLED

10:15 am, Saturday, 14 January, 2017

Processing excavation finds at the Museum with Jan Dando, Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group.

 

LECTURE SERIES: Introduction to Archaeological Techniques

7:00 pm, Wednesday, 18 January, 2017

Led by Bob Clarke and Emma Elton. An interactive lecture series that will introduce the background to archaeology and look in detail at landscapes and townscapes, surveying, research, excavation and ...

 

Devizes Ghost Walk with John Girvan

7:00 pm, Friday, 27 January, 2017

A Ghost Walk around Devizes with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! 7pm Friday 27 January 2017. Meet at the Market Cross in the Market Place, Devizes. Adult £5.50; Children £3.50

 

WINTER WARMER: Coffee, Cake and Chat!

10:30 am, Saturday, 28 January, 2017

Hot drinks and delicious cake for sale organised by volunteer Netta Hemmins and her helpers as a fundraiser for the Museum, including a table top stall. Netta plans to make this a regular session. ...

 

LECTURE: SOLD OUT Finding Beaker People with Mike Parker Pearson

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 February, 2017

A Saturday afternoon lecture by Mike Parker Pearson at the Town Hall, Devizes

 

YOUNG WANHS: February Field Trip to Bishop's Cannings

10:00 am, Saturday, 11 February, 2017

Young WANHS is a club for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held the second Saturday of the month usually 10.15am to 12.15pm.

 

HALF TERM ACTIVITIES: Egyptian Gods & Goddesses (NOW FULLY BOOKED)

Wednesday, 15 February, 2017

Painting - Clay - Hieroglyphics plus Masks for younger children £5 per child per session - Suitable for Age 11 and Under

 

LECTURE: A Teapot from the Roof of the World

2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 February, 2017

Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes created a lavish home, art gallery and museum in a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.

 

WINTER WARMER: Coffee, Cake and Chat!

10:30 am, Saturday, 25 February, 2017

Hot drinks and delicious cake for sale organised by volunteer Netta Hemmins and her helpers as a fundraiser for the Museum, including a table top stall. Netta plans to make this a regular session. ...

 

LECTURE: Tunnel Under Devizes

2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 March, 2017

Talk by John Girvan with Project Engineer Graham Vanstone. Find out about the sewer tunnel under Devizes including footage of the 'Mole' excavating a new tunnel in 1988.

 

OEXMANN ART COMPETITION

10:00 am, Monday, 06 March, 2017

Born in or living in Wiltshire? Then why not enter the Oexmann Art Competition - entries welcome from all ages and prizes awarded.

 

Devizes Ghost Walk with John Girvan

7:00 pm, Friday, 10 March, 2017

A Ghost Walk around Devizes with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! 7pm Friday 10 March 2017. Meet at the Market Cross in the Market Place, Devizes. Adult £5.50; Children £3.50

 

MARCH YOUNG WANHS: Roman Workshop

Saturday, 11 March, 2017

ROMAN WORKSHOP Saturday 11 March 2017 10.15am - 12.15pm Identify, Record and Draw Roman Mystery Objects • Explore our Roman Gallery • Strike a Roman coin • Make a mosaic with glass tesserae...

 

EARLY CLOSING **Wednesday 22nd March 2017**

10:00 am, Wednesday, 22 March, 2017

Museum opens at 10am Last Admission 3pm Museum will close to visitors at 3.30pm

 

Interested in Wiltshire and its past? Come to an informal event to find out more

10:30 am, Saturday, 25 March, 2017

The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes has outstanding collections of national and local importance. Run by a charity founded in 1853 we are examining exciting new opportunities and are seeking new trustees...

 

Devizes Taster Tours for English Tourism Week 2017

10:45 am, Monday, 27 March, 2017

Special tour of Devizes to celebrate English Tourism Week. A chance to find out about welcoming visitors to our town!

 

Interested in Wiltshire and its past? Come to an informal event to find out more

5:00 pm, Thursday, 30 March, 2017

The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes has outstanding collections of national and local importance. Run by a charity founded in 1853 we are examining exciting new opportunities and are seeking new trustees...

 

CONFERENCE: (FULLY BOOKED) ARCHAEOLOGY IN WILTSHIRE 2017

10:00 am, Saturday, 01 April, 2017

The 5th Annual one-day conference highlighting the latest Archaeological research and news from Wiltshire. Organised by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and it's Wiltshire Arch...

 

OEXMANN ART EXHIBITION

Sunday, 02 April, 2017

Exhibition of entries to the Oexmann Art Competition.

 

FULLY BOOKED/ LECTURE: Sir David Hempleman-Adams

7:30 pm, Friday, 07 April, 2017

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FULLY BOOKED This event will now take place in the Lecture Hall at the Wiltshire Museum, 41 Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NS not at the Town Hall.

 

 

APRIL YOUNG WANHS: Pottery & Ceramics

10:15 am, Saturday, 08 April, 2017

Young WANHS is a club for 7-14 year olds interested in history, archaeology and natural history. Held the second Saturday of the month usually 10.15am to 12.15pm at the Museum. In April Young WANH...

 

POTTERY WORKSHOP & PAPER PLATES

1:00 pm, Saturday, 08 April, 2017

The Poole Pottery Flying Boat dish has landed safely and is on display at the Wiltshire Museum! We're the latest port of call for this artefact from Poole Museum touring as part of the Wessex Museum ...

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

Wednesday, 12 April, 2017

Make Easter bunting, chicks and Easter baskets

 

EASTER OPENING TIMES 2017

Friday, 14 April, 2017

Bank Holiday opening times may vary.

 

EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: COLOURFUL TEXTILES

Wednesday, 19 April, 2017

Colourful textiles and felt-making: bookmarks, pictures and plaited bracelets

 

TOUR: STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE Walking the Dead

10:00 am, Friday, 21 April, 2017

Also available on Saturday 20 May A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, follo...

 

MEMBERS EVENT: Talk & Tour of the Museum

10:30 am, Saturday, 22 April, 2017

An opportunity for Members, especially new Members, to explore the Museum with the Director, David Dawson.

 

LECTURE: The Ecology and Biodiversity of the Salisbury Plain by Tony Rowlands

2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 April, 2017

The talk will introduce the remarkable ecology and biodiversity of the Salisbury Plain, concentrating on the military training area. The talk will present a holistic view of the ecology of the Plain f...

 

Dr Paul Robinson, FSA

2:00 pm, Friday, 28 April, 2017

The Museum, Archive and Library will close at 2pm on Friday 28 April (last entry 1pm) to enable staff and volunteers to attend the funeral of our former Curator and friend, Dr Paul Robinson. We ...

 

SPRING SOCIAL & PLANT SALE: Coffee, Cake and Chat!

10:30 am, Saturday, 29 April, 2017

Tea/Coffee and delicious cake for sale organised by volunteer Netta Hemmins and her helpers as a fundraiser for the Museum. On Saturday 29 April the refreshments will be available to purchase betwee...

 

MAY BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES 2017

Monday, 01 May, 2017

Bank Holiday opening times may vary.

 

LECTURE SERIES: Sources for Local and Family Historians

2:00 pm, Saturday, 06 May, 2017

The second of a series of workshops by Stuart A Raymond, see 3 June 2017 (link opens in a new...

 

LECTURE: British Art: Ancient Landscapes by Professor Sam Smiles

7:30 pm, Thursday, 11 May, 2017

An evening lecture at the Wiltshire Museum, Devizes that will introduce the current exhibition curated by Professor Sam Smiles at Salisbury Museum. The British landscape has been a continual inspirat...

 

MAY YOUNG WANHS: Field Trip to West Kennet Long Barrow

10:30 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2017

Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7-14 year olds interested in history, archaeology and natural history. New members are always welcome. Want to know more? Please contact our Education Of...

 

WANHS MEMBERS EVENT: Private View British Art:Ancient Landscapes

6:30 pm, Thursday, 18 May, 2017

A private view at Salisbury Museum for members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, with drinks and nibbles in the King's Room. An opportunity to view the work of some of the ...

 

TOUR: STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE Walking the Dead

Saturday, 20 May, 2017

A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson.

 

DEVIZES HERITAGE WALK with John Girvan

2:30 pm, Sunday, 21 May, 2017

A Journey through Mediaeval Times, guided by John Girvan, historian and local author. Meet at the Market Cross, 2.30pm Sunday 21 May 2017.

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAY CRAFT ACTIVITIES on 30 & 31 May

Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

On-line bookings have now closed. There may be some spaces left, please contact us 01380 727369 to check availability. Our school holiday children's activities are always very popular, so w...

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