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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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.
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.
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.
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.
YOUNG WANHS: Field Trip
10:00 am, Saturday, 14 March, 2015
To Wansdyke, Woden's Barrow and a White Horse.
LECTURE: Romans, Britons and Saxons: Wessex in the fifth Century
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 March, 2015
The fifth century AD marks one of the most momentous periods of change in the history of Britain. When the century began Britain was a part of the western Roman empire, but around 441 a Gallic chronic...
EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Art and Craft
11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 April, 2015
Two sessions - 11am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm. Booking essential.
EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Robots Workshop
11:00 am, Wednesday, 08 April, 2015
Robot demonstration by John Girvan, plus ...
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.
YOUNG WANHS: Dinosaurs and Fossils
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 April, 2015
Handle and record fossils and bones, becopme a natural history detective with our investigative activities and ...
LECTURE SERIES: A Beginner's Guide to the Middle Ages
3:00 pm, Tuesday, 14 April, 2015
A 6 week afternoon course, plus a field trip, by Gillian Kenny. The course may now start in early May - we will confirm as soon as possible. The terms 'Middle Ages' and 'Medieval' are often u...
CONFERENCE: Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2015
Saturday, 18 April, 2015
The third Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference is being held on Saturday 18 April 2015 - UNESCO World Heritage Day. The provisional programme is now available.
OWN CAR OUTING: Archaeology Walk on Salisbury Plain
2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 April, 2015
An archaeological walk within the Salisbury Plain military training area lead by former County Archaeologist Roy Canham who has an intimate knowledge of the area and sites to be visited. This walk of...
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.
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!
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: 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.
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