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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!

If you would like to keep in touch with our latest news and events, then please sign up to our monthly e-newsletter.


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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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.
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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.
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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...
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LECTURE: The Roman Army in Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 February, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by John Smith
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Twilight Session for teachers - Stonehenge, Prehistory and the Curriculum
4:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 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...
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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.
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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...
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HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
11:00 am, Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Art and craft activities for children: Fossils - Portraits - Landscapes.
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HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
1:30 pm, Wednesday, 18 February, 2015
Art and craft activities for children: Fossils - Portraits - Landscapes.
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BRiCKworks
11:00 am, Friday, 20 February, 2015
Come and make little clay bricks at Wiltshire Museum.
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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.
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OEXMANN ART COMPETITION
12:00 am, Sunday, 01 March, 2015
Art Competition and Exhibition - entries invited from anyone born or living in Wiltshire. Prizes awarded in junior and adult categories.
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OUTING: Ancient Technology Centre and Dorset Cursus
10:30 am, Saturday, 14 March, 2015
An own car outing to the Dorset Cursus, followed by a visit to the Ancient Technology Centre.
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LECTURE: Romans, Britons and Saxons: Wessex in the fifth Century
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 March, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Dr Bruce Eagles.
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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.
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Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2015
Saturday, 18 April, 2015
The third Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference, being held on 18 April 2015 - UNESCO World Heritage Day.
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OUTING: Archaeology Walk on Salisbury Plain
10:00 am, Saturday, 25 April, 2015
with Roy Canham, retired County Archaeologist for Wiltshire.
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OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
10:30 am, Saturday, 02 May, 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.
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WORKSHOP: Neolithic Flint Axes
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!
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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.
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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.
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