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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.


EXHIBITION: A Vision of Britain
Thursday, 08 June, 2017
Self portraits by Rowdeford School pupils inspired by Jacobean poet Michael Draytonís epic topographical poem Poly-Olbion.
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WALK: Lost Pubs of Devizes with John Girvan
7:00 pm, Friday, 30 June, 2017
A 'dry' pub crawl with local historian John Girvan. Meet in the Market Place 7pm Friday 30 June 2017. The walk is organised and led by John Girvan Read more...  
EXHIBITION: SPOIL HEAP
Saturday, 08 July, 2017
During July and August both temporary exhibition spaces at the Museum will be used to display objects and artwork as part of the Vale of Pewsey Project led by the Departments of Archaeology and Art at...
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TOURS IN JULY 2017: Marden Henge and the Wiltshire Museum
Saturday, 08 July, 2017
Marden Henge is the third 'super-henge' in Wiltshire, alongside Stonehenge and Avebury. In July 2017 there is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about prehistory and these enigmatic henges befor...
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TOUR: The Battle of Roundway Down
10:30 am, Thursday, 13 July, 2017
Tours at Rowdeford and Roundway Down, in the town and at the Museum. Light lunch included. Led by Lieutenant Colonel Robin Hodges.
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JULY Young WANHS: Field Trip to Marden Henge
Sunday, 16 July, 2017
We are organising a field trip to the University of Reading Archaeology Department excavation at Marden Henge. This will now be on SUNDAY 16 July. Young WANHS is our Saturday morning club for 7...
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MEMBERS EVENT: Tour of Marden Henge Excavation
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Members Tour Friday 21 July 2017 Optional lunch 1pm at the Millstream pub (not included. After lunch meet at 2pm in the excavation car park. Tour will be led by an excavation director. £5 WANHS me...
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: July & August
Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesdays through the school holidays. Suitable for age 11 and under. Under 8s must be accompanied please. Booking essential. £5 per child per session.
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EXHIBITION & SALE OF WORK: by Wendy Trinder, BSc, FSBA, SWA
12:00 pm, Sunday, 30 July, 2017
An exhibition and sale of works by Wendy Trinder. Wendy is a Founder Member of the Society of Botanical Artists and has a long successful history of exhibiting her glorious botanical illustrations ...
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WALK: Adam's Grave & Alton Barnes White Horse
6:30 pm, Thursday, 03 August, 2017
An evening walk led by Museum Director, David Dawson, meeting at Pewsey Downs Car Park, North Wessex Downs AONB, Marlborough SN8 4JX Visit Adam's Grave and Alton Barnes white horse with its stunnin...
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WALK: East Knoyle and Windmill Hill
2:00 pm, Saturday, 19 August, 2017
A 4 mile (3 hour) walk led by Isobel Geddes (along footpaths, tracks & lanes) looking at geology, landscape and building stones. The varied geology with steeply dipping rocks makes the terrain hilly b...
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WALK: West Kennet Longbarrow
6:30 pm, Thursday, 24 August, 2017
An evening walk, meeting at Gunsite Road, West Kennett - led by David Dawson
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TOUR: Salisbury Plain at War
10:30 am, Friday, 15 September, 2017
Tour of the Museum, followed by a light lunch and guided walk on Salisbury Plain led by Richard Broadhead
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TOUR: STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE Walking the Dead
10:30 am, Saturday, 16 September, 2017
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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LECTURE: A Medieval Guide to Sex - Dr Gillian Kenny
2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 September, 2017
How attitudes towards falling in love, sexual activities, contraception and the ending of relationships both differed and were sometimes surprisingly similar to those in today's world. Dr Gillian...
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LECTURE: Wor Barrow - Dr Mike Allen
2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 October, 2017
Wor Barrow is an iconic Neolithic barrow excavated by General Pitt Rivers (the father of modern archaeology) in 1893-4. 100 years later, recent research led by Mike Allen on the archive, the human bon...
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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
9:30 am, Saturday, 28 October, 2017
PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY 09.30 Registration 10.00 Chairmanís Introduction - Mike Stone 10.05 Food Production in North Wiltshire 1660-1960 (Mike Stone) 10.50 Coffee 11.10 Bus Services in...
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LECTURE: Bronze Age amber spacer artefacts in Britain & Europe
2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 November, 2017
Lecture with Kate Verkooijen - tracking the connections between Wessex, Mycenae and Central Europe.
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LECTURE: Winds and Words of War - Allison Hays Lane
2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 November, 2017
The San Antonio Public Library and San Antonio Public Library Foundation own a collection of WW1 propaganda prints and posters, which are on a two year tour of Europe. We are the only UK exhibition v...
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