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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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.
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.
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: for kids only!
7:30 pm, Friday, 15 May, 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...
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.
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...
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 ...
CIVIL WAR 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.
AFTERNOON WALK: Lockeridge and Fyfield - geology, scenery and village walk led by Isobel Geddes
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...
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.
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2015
9:30 am, Saturday, 31 October, 2015
The Biennial Industrial Archaeology Symposium with talks on a variety of topics.
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