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...
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.
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:
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
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
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.
FAMILY EVENT: Christmas Decorations and Card Making
12:00 pm, Sunday, 21 December, 2014
Craft activity for all ages: including giant paper snowflakes, dangly reindeer, ‘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.
LECTURE: The Stonehenge Landscape
2:30 pm, Saturday, 31 January, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Sharon Souter of English Heritage.
LECTURE: The Roman Army in Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 February, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by John Smith
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.
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.
LECTURE: Ritual in Bronze Age Burials in Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 April, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Stuart Needham, about the Leverhulme funded Project.
Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2015
Saturday, 18 April, 2015
The third Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference, being held on UNESCO World Heritage Day.
41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS
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