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:
FAMILY EVENT: Christmas Decorations and Card Making
12:00 pm, Saturday, 20 December, 2014
Craft activity for all ages: including giant paper snowflakes, snowman and penguin baubles, ‘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 Soutar 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.
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.
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 18 April 2015 - UNESCO World Heritage Day.
OUTING: Archaeology Walk on Salisbury Plain
10:00 am, Saturday, 25 April, 2015
with Roy Canham, retired County Archaeologist for Wiltshire.
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!
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.
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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