Wiltshire Museum Events



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What's On

What's OnThe Wiltshire Museum runs a series of popular events, ranging from lectures, walks, outings and conferences to family events and holiday activities for children.

These are listed below, and you can book many of the events online before all the tickets sell out!

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Fantastic Fossils - a Fun Exhibition for all the Family
Saturday, 23 July, 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.
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EXHIBITION: To Mametz and Beyond
Saturday, 06 August, 2016
This exhibition, curated by Richard Broadhead, commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.
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LECTURE: Finding Pitt-Rivers Project
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2016
By Jane Ellis-Schön, Project Curator at Salisbury Museum
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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...
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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.
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LECTURE SERIES: Sources for Local and Family Historians
2:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 October, 2016
A series of three workshops commencing on 12 October on how to research local and family history before the 19th Century using readily available sources, by Stuart A Raymond.
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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...
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11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Dinosaur and Fossil themed art and craft workshops as part of the National Family Arts Festival.
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11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Dinosaur and Fossil themed art and craft workshops as part of the National Family Arts Festival.
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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!
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WALKING THE DEAD: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
11:00 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.
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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.
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LECTURE: Remembering the Somme and Wiltshire's Missing Soldiers
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2016
A lecture by Richard Broadhead guest curator of To Mametz and Beyond an exhibition commemorating the Battle of the Somme.
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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.
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LECTURE: Roman Antikythera Shipwreck
2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 December, 2016
Searching, finding, survey and excavation. By Phil Short
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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 ...
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