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What's OnWiltshire Heritage Museum runs a large number of events, exhibitions and activities both for the general public and members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. The current events programme, in date order, is listed below. Further details of each event can be found by clicking the 'read more ...' link.

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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...
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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.
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PREHISTORIC JOURNEYS: Pottery Workshops and Prehistoric Storytelling
10:30 am, Saturday, 01 November, 2014
Make a beaker pot - activity for children and adults.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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FILM SHOW: Great War Film Programme
7:30 pm, Thursday, 13 November, 2014
Experience cinema of 100 years ago. This is a typical mixed programme incorporating drama, comedy and newsreels and is based on a real programme shown in cinemas in 1914.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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GREAT WAR: Battlefield Guided Tour
10:00 am, Thursday, 20 November, 2014
A three-day guided minibus tour of the Great War battlefields of Flanders and the Somme with author and historian Richard Broadhead.
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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 ..
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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...
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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.
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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...
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YOUNG WANHS: Visit to the Conservation labs at the Wiltshire History Centre
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 December, 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.
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Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2015
Saturday, 18 April, 2015
The third Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference, being held on UNESCO World Heritage Day.
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