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Wiltshire Museum Events
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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!

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12:00 am, Tuesday, 30 November, 1999

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EXHIBITION: FIBS AND FIBULAE - A Touring Exhibition from Leasingstede Museum
12:00 am, Tuesday, 30 November, 1999
Ever heard of a Leaf Rustler, a Hen Chafer or a Mould Foxer? These are among strange and surprising artefacts from an imaginary folk museum, soon to go on display at Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, in a...
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Discovering the Romans: The current excavation of Bradford on Avon Roman Villa
Saturday, 03 July, 2004
Running until 30 September 2004 this exhibition looks at one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries in Wiltshire in recent years - the Roman villa at Bradford on Avon.
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'Inspirations': Modern and classical mosaics by Robert Field
Saturday, 03 July, 2004
This exhibition encompasses Robert Field’s most recent work and covers his two main interests: classical and modern mosaics.
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Lesser-known Devizes
Tuesday, 17 August, 2004
An opportunity to learn more - a self guided walk of Devizes. noon to 4pm
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Living in the Iron Age
12:00 pm, Sunday, 22 August, 2004
Discover life in Iron Age Devizes. The day will comprise weaving of cloth, pottery making, herbs and remedies and combat displays.
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Happy Puzzle Company
10:30 am, Wednesday, 25 August, 2004
Come along and take part in an amazing journey through the world of puzzles and challenges, turning the impossible into the possible.
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Happy Puzzle Company
1:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 August, 2004
Come along and take part in an amazing journey through the world of puzzles and challenges, turning the impossible into the possible. 7-16 year olds
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Wiltshire Manor Houses
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 September, 2004
Lunchtime talk with Pam Slocombe
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Bronze Axe workshop
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 September, 2004
Workshop with Neil Burridge.
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Cornucopia
Saturday, 11 September, 2004
Running until 23 October Cornucopia highlights the work of members of the Marlborough Open Studios Scheme.
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Stonehenge: A History in Photographs by Julian Richards
2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 September, 2004
Julian Richards, the renowned archaeologist and presenter of ‘Meet the Ancestors’, will be giving a lecture in the Town Hall, Devizes on Saturday 25 September 2004 entitled ‘Stonehenge: A History in P...
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Simple Weaving with James Aldridge, sculptor
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 October, 2004
Simple Weaving with James Aldridge.
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Contemporary Ceramics from the Eeles Family Pottery
Saturday, 09 October, 2004
This exhibition runs until 31 December 2004 and shows the work of the Eeles family of potters.
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A Tour of Pompeii and Herculaneum
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 October, 2004
A talk by Tom Barklem, BSc, FRGS, FGS on the fascinating ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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Annual General Meeting
2:30 pm, Saturday, 16 October, 2004
The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society who own and adminster the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, will take place at 2.30 pm at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday ...
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Holiday Activities - With James Aldridge, local artist and sculptor
Wednesday, 27 October, 2004
Make your own Halloween Lantern ready for the weekend of trick or treating!
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Wiltshire After the Romans by Edwin Deady
2:30 pm, Saturday, 30 October, 2004
Edwin Deady has worked as a librarian in Wiltshire and Berkshire and is a keen amateur archaeologist and ‘digger'.
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Greek Warriors
12:00 pm, Sunday, 31 October, 2004
Between noon and 4 pm a contigent of Ancient Greek Hoplite soldiers will be visiting the museum to demonstrate life in the past.
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Images of Childhood in Wiltshire
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 November, 2004
An illustrated talk by Barbara Fuller.
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Visit to Olympia Antiques Fair
8:15 am, Thursday, 11 November, 2004
The Society is loaning its Robin Tanner collection for display at the Antiques Fair at Olympia. To see this special display a door to door coach trip has been arranged.
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Early Medieval Glass and Glass Making
2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 November, 2004
by Dr Matthew Stiff. Dr Stiff has been a member of the Society’s Board of Trustees for the past three years. He gained his doctorate with a thesis on the Early Glass Trade and he is currently Data S...
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Young WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 November, 2004
Are you between 7 and 14? Are you interested in fossils, natural history, archaeology, history or collecting? Are you free every second Saturday morning each month? If the answer is yes to any of t...
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Christmas Sale
10:00 am, Saturday, 20 November, 2004
Sale runs from 10 am to 4.00 pm with plants produce, gifts, tombola and refreshments.
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Contrasting Topographies - Mostly in Dorset and Wiltshire
Monday, 22 November, 2004
Pictures of landscapes from around the region of different styles.
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Celtic Brooches and how they were worn
2:30 pm, Saturday, 27 November, 2004
An illustrated lecture by DR NIAMH WHITFIELD.
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John Aubrey 'Man of the Minute'
8:00 pm, Tuesday, 30 November, 2004
A Chester House Production starring David Weller as John Aubrey, author, antiquarian and irrepressible gossip will be introduced by Dr Lorna Haycock, Sandell Libarian.
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The Bradford Roman Villa
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 December, 2004
An illustrated lecture by MARK CORNEY
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Devizes in Prehistoric and Roman Times by Paul Robinson, curator.
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 December, 2004
Devizes in Prehistoric and Roman Times by Paul Robinson, Curator.
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Something Christmassy!
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 December, 2004
Come along and learn something about Christmas. Christmas party too.
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Devizes Quiz Walk
12:00 am, Monday, 20 December, 2004
Missed our October competion but still want to learn more about Devizes?
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Young WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 January, 2005
Activities for 7 - 15 year olds with an archaeology, history, natural history or art theme.
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Coach Outing to London
8:15 am, Saturday, 08 January, 2005
The annual coach outing to London is very popular and as usual the coach will go as far as the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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On the Nature, History and Folklore of the Chalk
1:00 am, Wednesday, 12 January, 2005
By Andrew Tucker. Lunchtime talks last about 45 minutes and you are welcome to bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee are provided. The talk starts at 1.10pm so prompt arrival would be appreciated.
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Early Christianity in Wessex
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 January, 2005
by Juliet Allan. This illustrated lecture will explore the sources for Christianity in Wessex before the Norman Conquest.
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Wiliam Beckford: "Now I am growing rich, I mean to build towers"
2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 January, 2005
by Sidney Blackmore. William Beckford was a wealthy eccentric who rebuilt Fonthill Abbey in south Wiltshire, in an extravagantly Gothic style, which subsequently dramatically collapsed.
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'What about the Workers?': Artisans and Craftsmen in late-Georgian Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 February, 2005
by Lorna Haycock, Librarian at Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Lunchtime talks last about 45 minutes and you are welcome to bring your sandwiches. Tea and coffee are provided. The talk starts at 1.10pm so...
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Ancient Egyptian Life and Religion
2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 February, 2005
Unfortunately this lecture has been cancelled.
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Ancient Egyptian Day
12:00 pm, Sunday, 20 February, 2005
Come and meet a Pharaoh, a priest and priestess and a Babylonian ambassador.
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Arthur: The Man and the Myth
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 March, 2005
by Alison Andre. This illustrated lecture will discuss the historical figure of Arthur and how this relates to the hero of legend and romance.
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A Victorian Gentleman's Egg Box
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 March, 2005
An illustrated lecture by Rita Burstow.
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The Stonehenge Inquiry and its Consequences
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 March, 2005
by Brian Davison. This lecture focuses on the arguments over Stonehenge, the re-routing of the A303 and A344 and, if the Inquiry results are available, the consequences of any recommendations.
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Icons of Sinai
2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 March, 2005
by Dr Nicolas Gendle. Dr Gendle will describe early icons found in churches and monasteries in Sinai.
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The Megalithic Temples of Malta
Monday, 21 March, 2005
An illustrated lecture by Katya Stroud, Executive of the World Heritage Sites, Malta, based at the National Museum of Archaeology at Valetta.
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Marlborough: Town and College
2:00 pm, Thursday, 31 March, 2005
Marlborough is an attractive county town with a church at either end of its wide high street. Much of the medieval town, including two churches, was gutted in a great fire in 1653.
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Exhibition - An Engraver's Landscape
Saturday, 02 April, 2005
An exhibition of wood engravings, drawings and paintings by Howard Phipps.
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Workshop - Iron Age Pewter Pendant and Weapons - Silures
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 April, 2005
Participants will be able to handle and demonstrate Iron Age weapons, then make a clay mould for a pewter pendant to be cast and then filed/decorated to take yome.
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Iron Age Pewter Pendant and Weapons - Silures
2:00 pm, Saturday, 09 April, 2005
Handle and demonstrate Iron Age weapons, make a clay mould for a pewter pendant to be cast and then filed/decorated to take home.
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Britford Church and Longford Castle
11:30 am, Tuesday, 12 April, 2005
An own-car visit for Society members to Britford Church and Longford Castle.
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Glorious Pellew, Gulielmus Shakespear and other Evasives
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 April, 2005
by Paul Robinson, Curator.
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Archaeology on Salisbury Plain
1:30 pm, Saturday, 23 April, 2005
Roy Canham, County Archaeologist for Wiltshire, will lead a walk which will include Chisenbury Warren and Lidbury Camp.
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Roundway Roundheads at the Museum
11:00 am, Saturday, 30 April, 2005
A contingent of soldiers from the Sealed Knot will be visiting the Museum.
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Exhibition - Objects of Desire: The Art of Collecting
Monday, 02 May, 2005
The influence of private collecting on the development of the museum.
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Visit to Christchurch
9:00 am, Thursday, 05 May, 2005
A coach trip to Highcliffe Castle and Christchurch Priory.
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Worthy Women of Wiltshire
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 May, 2005
An illustrated Lunchtime Talk by Brian Coupe.
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Young WANHS: Military Archaeology - The Cold War
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 May, 2005
With Bob Clark. Visit the nuclear war bunker under Devizes Library.
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Visit to Trowbridge and the Trowbridge Museum: part 2
2:00 pm, Sunday, 15 May, 2005
Trowbridge was for centuries one of the centres of the West of England cloth trade and is rich in clothiers’ houses and industrial buildings. The Museum has extensive displays both on the history of ...
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The Megalithic Temples of Malta
2:00 pm, Friday, 20 May, 2005
by Katya Stroud, Executive of the World Heritage Sites, Malta. The lecture is supported by English Heritage and will be chaired by Professor Peter Fowler.
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Oexmann Art Competition
Saturday, 21 May, 2005
The ninth biennial Oexmann Art Competition is taking place at the Museum in May this year. First prize £500 plus many smaller prizes. Separate junior prizes.
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Outing to Tetbury, Chavenage House and Beverston
Tuesday, 07 June, 2005
A whole day, own car, visit to Tetbury, Chavenage House and Beverston.
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Young WANHS: Visit to Chedworth Roman Villa
9:00 am, Saturday, 11 June, 2005
Unfortunately we have had to postpone this outing. It is hoped to reschedule for later in the year. See Bronze Dagger workshop to be held the same day.
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Young WANHS - Bronze Dagger Workshop
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 June, 2005
A Bronze Dagger Workshop led by Neil Burridge.
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Evening Reception at Great Chalfield Manor
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 15 June, 2005
Great Chalfield Manor, in Broughton Gifford, is the property of the National Trust.
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Winchester Cathedral and St Cross Hospital
9:00 am, Wednesday, 22 June, 2005
An all day coach trip to Winchester Cathedral and St Cross Hospital.
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The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down
Monday, 04 July, 2005
An exhibition of original sources and relics from 4 July to 27 August.
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Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Overton
10:00 am, Thursday, 07 July, 2005
An 'own car' outing to Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Overton in Wiltshire.
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Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch
8:15 am, Tuesday, 12 July, 2005
A coach outing to visit Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch.
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Chippenham Walkabout
2:00 pm, Sunday, 17 July, 2005
A Sunday afternoon tour of the historic market town of Chippenham.
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Fun with Finds
10:30 am, Saturday, 23 July, 2005
Baffled by a button? Confused by a coin? Then become involved with National Archaeology Week and have 'Fun with Finds' at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Saturday 23 July from 10.30 am to 4.00 pm.
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Crofton Beam Engines and Wilton Windmill
11:00 am, Saturday, 30 July, 2005
Visit the Crofton Pumping Station which supplies water to the Kennet and Avon Canal and then visit the only operating windmill in Wiltshire.
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Family Fun Holiday Activities
11:00 am, Tuesday, 02 August, 2005
Art craft based activities for children - make a beaker style pot.
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Family Fun Holiday Activities
11:00 am, Tuesday, 09 August, 2005
Come and have a go at art craft based activities inspired by the museum's collections - today activities with a Roman theme.
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Tour of Tisbury
2:00 pm, Saturday, 13 August, 2005
The small town of Tisbury lies in the Nadder Valley a few miles west of Wilton.
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Family Fun Holiday Activities
11:00 am, Tuesday, 16 August, 2005
Come and have a go at art craft based activities inspired by the museum's collections - today inspired by nature and wildlife.
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Family Fun Holiday Activities
11:00 am, Tuesday, 23 August, 2005
Come and have a go at art craft based activities inspired by the museum's collections - today Anglo-Saxon themed crafts.
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Visit to Tyntesfield
8:30 am, Tuesday, 30 August, 2005
Tyntesfield is an extraordinary Gothic revival extravaganza inspired by John Norton in 1864 for William Gibbs, a successful merchant.
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Oyster-Sausages and Tar Water
Saturday, 03 September, 2005
An exhibition of Recipes, Menus and Cookery books from Wiltshire.
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The Avebury World Heritage Site: megaliths, monuments and management
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2005
An illustrated lunchtime talk by Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger.
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Calne Artists Group - An exhibition of recent works
Saturday, 17 September, 2005
An exhibition of recent works by the Calne Artists' Group.
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Food in Roman Britain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 September, 2005
An illustrated lecture being held as part of the first Devizes Food and Drink Festival which takes place from 19-24 September.
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Brownsea Island and old Poole
8:30 am, Thursday, 29 September, 2005
A coach outing to Brownsea Island and old Poole.
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Ancient Egyptian Life & Religion - CANCELLED
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2005
by Gaynor Davenforth
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Time Tarts - Navigation Trafalgar
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 October, 2005
Sessions last approx. 2 hours.
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Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 October, 2005
The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place at the Town Hall, Devizes, commencing at 2.30pm.
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The Workhouse - the lot of the poor
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 October, 2005
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Barbara Fuller.
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Drawn From History - Big Draw Family Day
10:00 am, Saturday, 15 October, 2005
Big Draw - the campaign for drawing.
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Industrial Archaeology Symposium
9:45 am, Saturday, 22 October, 2005
The biennial Industrial Archaeology Symposium, will be held on Saturday 22 October 2005 at the Wharf Theatre, Devizes.
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Art and craft activities with an Ancient Egyptian theme.
11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2005
Have a go at hieroglypics on papyrus, make Egyptian amulets and model pyramids.
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Craft activities with an Ancient Egyptian theme
11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2005
Have a go at hieroglyphics on papyrus, make Egyptian amulets and model pyramids.
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Wiltshire Tollhouses
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 November, 2005
An illustrated lecture by Ivor Slocombe.
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Ancient Woods
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 November, 2005
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Gilbert Green.
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Young WANHS - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 November, 2005
TBC. Sessions last approx. 2 hours from 10.15 am and are aimed at children from 7-14 who are interested in archaeology, history, natural history, fossils and collecting.
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Egypt is the Valley
3:00 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2005
An illustrated talk by Sayed Mahmoud Youseff, Chief Inspector of Antiquities and Head of Documentation at Luxor.
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Dolmens of Ganghwa Island
Saturday, 12 November, 2005
An exhibition of drawings of Meglithic tombs in South Korea by David Gunning, one of the countries most accomplished contemporary artists.
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Stephen Reynolds: a forgotten Devizes Author
2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 November, 2005
An illustrated lecture by Chris Scoble.
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Christmas Sale and Coffee Morning
10:30 am, Saturday, 03 December, 2005
Sale of plants, produce and gifts for Christmas.
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The Gallery Choir
7:30 pm, Tuesday, 06 December, 2005
An evening of seasonal and celebratory music with a Wiltshire focus.
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Young WANHS - Tinker's Bag - Bob Berry and Team
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 December, 2005
Learn about Wiltshire traditions, especially Christmas ones. Make a mummer's hat and join in with the play.
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The Vulcan Figurine from North Bradley and the Art of the Bronzesmith in Roman Britain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 December, 2005
An illustrated lecture by Dr Martin Henig. This lecture is being held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the National Heritage Memorial Fund.
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Re-opening the Barrows: new light on the Stourhead Collection
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 December, 2005
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Dr Andrew Martin.
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Murder, Bloody Murder - the killing of Wolf Myers
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 January, 2006
Lunchtime lecture by Dr Paul Robinson, Curator of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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Young WANHS - Quintains & Coronals
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 January, 2006
The club for 7 - 15 year olds interested in archaeology, history, local history, natural history and fossils. Second Saturday of each month. Varied programme of events. 10.15am - 12.15pm.
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Military Archaeology of Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 14 January, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Bob Clarke.
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Images of a Devizes Street: paintings, drawings and photographs of Sheep Street, Devizes
Saturday, 14 January, 2006
Drawing on the Museum Library's collection of photographs and drawings this exhibition details the transformation of the Sheep Street area from one of over-crowded housing to modern post-war flats.
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Life in Edwardian Devizes
Friday, 03 February, 2006
This exhibition focuses on Devizes as a local retail and trade centre 100 years ago and has been prepared in conjunction with the Devizes Chamber of Commerce which was formed in 1905.
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Poverty and Crime in 18th century Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 February, 2006
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Dr Lorna Haycock, Sandell Librarian and Archivist.
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Young WANHS - Paperplays
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 February, 2006
The club for 7-15 year olds interested in archaeology, history, local history, natural history and fossils. Second Saturday of each month. Varied programme of events. 10.15am - 12.15pm
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Snail Down Revisited: Excavation reported at last!
2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 February, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Nicholas Thomas.
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Chippenham's Beginnings: recent archaeological work
2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 February, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Mike Stone, Curator of Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre.
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ROMAN FAMILY DAY
12:00 pm, Sunday, 19 February, 2006
This Roman themed family day will offer visitors the opportunity to meet Roman soldiers, as well as activities making Roman shields, festival garlands and mosaics. There will also be Roman food to ta...
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Broadleas: a family and it's garden
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 March, 2006
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Rita Burstow.
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Young WANHS - with a science theme
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 March, 2006
Club for 7 - 15 year olds interested in archaeology, history, local history, natural history and fossils. Second Saturday of each month. Varied programme of events. 10.15am to 12.15pm.
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LiDAR at Stonehenge
2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 March, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Dr Colin Shell
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The excavation of the Early-Saxon Cemetery at Blacknall Field, Pewsey
2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 March, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Dr Bruce Eagles.
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A Song to the Moon: the date of Easter
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 April, 2006
This lecture has been cancelled.
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Easter Holiday Activity - Roman Mosaics workshop
11:00 am, Wednesday, 05 April, 2006
A workshop to design and make Roman mosaics using glass tesserae.
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Young WANHS - Felt Making
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 April, 2006
Felt Making with Harriet Plant
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Easter Holiday Activity - Roman Mosaics workshop
11:00 am, Wednesday, 12 April, 2006
Workshop to design and make Roman mosaics using glass tesserae.
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The Archaeology of Salisbury Plain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 April, 2006
Outing to be led by Roy Canham, the County Archaeologist.
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Cricklade
Wednesday, 26 April, 2006
A tour of Cricklade, including the Museum and North Meadow, site of Britain's largest population of Snake's Head Fritillary.
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Wiltshire Poets of World War 1
Friday, 28 April, 2006
The poetry of two former Marlborough College students Siegfried Sassoon and Charles Hamilton Sorley are explored and the effects of the war on their poetry revealed in this exhibition, which opens on ...
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Old Sheep Street, Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 May, 2006
An illustrated talk by Bill Underwood a former resident of Sheep Street, Devizes.
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Thursday, 11 May, 2006
An all day outing to visit historic Portsmouth.
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Young WANHS - Devizes Police Force, with Wiltshire Constabulary
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Learn how the Police Force was set up in Devizes.
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Anglo Saxon Brooches
10:00 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2006
An opportunity to make an Anglo-Saxon style plate brooch.
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Children's Quiz Sheet
10:00 am, Saturday, 13 May, 2006
Available all summer the quiz sheets are aimed at encouraging closer observation of the collections.
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Homage to Eve
Saturday, 13 May, 2006
An exhibition by members, past and present, of the Brotherhood of Ruralists.
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Science Museum, Wroughton
Wednesday, 24 May, 2006
The Science Museum, Wroughton, is the large object storage facility for the National Collections of the Science Museum. The whole spectrum of collections of scientific and technical interest are stor...
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Spring Plant Sale
10:00 am, Saturday, 27 May, 2006
Raising funds for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Library the Spring Plant Sale will take place on Saturday 27 May between 10.00am and 2.00pm.
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Half-term holiday activities
11:00 am, Tuesday, 30 May, 2006
Activities with a landscape theme.
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Devizes Market Place Through the Ages
Friday, 02 June, 2006
Some photographs from the Library Collection.
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Lichfield Cathedral and City
8:30 am, Thursday, 08 June, 2006
An all day coach outing to Lichfield Cathedral with its splendid setting and fascinanting history.
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Young WANHS - Make a clay face/mask
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 June, 2006
Learn a little about china manufacture in Victorian times.
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Education and Museums
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 June, 2006
An illustrated talk by Ali Siviter, the Wiltshire Heritage Museum's Education Officer.
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Outing to Hungerford
10:00 am, Tuesday, 20 June, 2006
A pleasant walk around the historic centre of Hungerford.
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Bronze Rapier Workshop
Saturday, 01 July, 2006
Explore the sword in the stone legend, with bronze rapier casting from the middle Bronze Age using charcoal and stone moulds.
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Wiltshire Crop Circles: Images in the Landscape
Saturday, 08 July, 2006
An exhibition of photographic images and black and white drawings of crop circles in the historic landscape of Wiltshire.
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Young WANHS - Period Music Workshop
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 July, 2006
A chance to find out and play musical instruments from the past with musical instrument maker Tony Westran.
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Musical Instruments
Saturday, 08 July, 2006
An opportunity to find out about musical instruments from the past with muscial instrument maker Tony Westran.
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Visit to Avebury
10:00 am, Tuesday, 11 July, 2006
An own car outing to Avebury to learn more about one of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe.
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Favourite Things
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 July, 2006
An illustrated talk by Livvy Ainge.
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Visit to Marcham/Frilford and Uffington White Horse and Hill Fort
9:00 am, Tuesday, 18 July, 2006
An all day coach outing to the University of Oxford's excavations of this important Romano-British religious complex.
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National Archaeology Day
10:00 am, Saturday, 22 July, 2006
Find out about archaeology and geology and take part in events for all the family.
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Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade
10:00 am, Thursday, 27 July, 2006
Outing to Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris.
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Summer Holiday Workshops
11:00 am, Thursday, 27 July, 2006
Our Education Officer, Ali Siviter, will be holding craft based holiday activities on Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer.
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'On the crest of the hill: Devizes Grammar School 1906-1969'
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 August, 2006
A reading from this new publication by author Lorna Haycock.
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Visit to Chedworth Roman Villa
10:00 am, Thursday, 10 August, 2006
We regret that this event has been CANCELLED.
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Outing to Amesbury.
10:30 am, Thursday, 17 August, 2006
An outing to the interesting and historic town of Amesbury, located on the southern edge of Salisbury Plain.
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Lion Sunday
12:00 pm, Sunday, 20 August, 2006
A special event to celebrate the Museum's very own lion - Horatio.
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Wiltshire Crop Circles
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 23 August, 2006
A lunchtime lecture by Francine Blake of the Wiltshire Crop Circles Study Group.
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Devizes Video and Cine Club presents ...
11:00 am, Monday, 28 August, 2006
Shown on authentic 1970s cine projectors Devizes Video and Cine Club present three films showing Devizes Carnival during the 1970s.
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Outing to Cirencester and Corinium Museum
11:00 am, Tuesday, 05 September, 2006
An 'own car' excursion to the 'Capital of the Cotswolds', Cirencester and the Corinium Museum.
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The Medieval Hearth: An exhibition of food and drink in the Middle Ages
Thursday, 07 September, 2006
This exhibition, looking at food and drink in the Middle Ages, runs from 7 September until 12 November 2006 in the Museum's Temporary Exhibition Gallery.
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The History of Goss China
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 September, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Colin Thomas.
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Recent Metal Detectorists Finds
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 September, 2006
An illustrated talk by Katie Hinds, Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire.
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Flowers and Gardens: an Exhibition of recent watercolours by Wendy Trinder BSc, SWA, FSBA
Saturday, 16 September, 2006
An exhibition of watercolour paintings, with a botanical emphasis, by local artist Wendy Trinder runs from 16 September to 29 October in the Museum's Art Gallery.
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Coach Outing to London
8:15 am, Thursday, 21 September, 2006
An opportunity to visit exhibitions in London.
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Philip Crocker, Colt Hoare's Wiltshire and the Dawn of Archaeological Graphics
2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 September, 2006
A lecture by Chris Chippindale to mark the anniversary of the Victoria & Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund.
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The Earliest Occupation of Britain
3:00 pm, Saturday, 07 October, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Dr Sarah Milliken. This lecture will start at 3.00pm and not 2.30pm as previously advertised.
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John Wood and The Creation of Bath
2:30 pm, Saturday, 14 October, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Amy Frost looking at Wood's highly personal vision of how Bath should be created.
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19th Century Villages - Open and Closed
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 October, 2006
an illustrated lecture by Dr Kate Tiller
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Medieval Food Workshop for Children
11:00 am, Wednesday, 25 October, 2006
A workshop for over 8's linked to the temporary exhibition 'The Medieval Hearth: an exhibition of food and drink in the Middle Ages'.
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The Big Draw - Workshop for Children
11:00 am, Thursday, 26 October, 2006
Taking inspiration from the 'Flower and Gardens' exhibition children can paint a plant pot or create other art work.
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Victorian Family Day
10:00 am, Sunday, 29 October, 2006
A 'Victorian themed' Family Day.
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Table Top Sale
10:00 am, Saturday, 04 November, 2006
A Table Top Sale is taking place at Wiltshire Heritage Museum to raise funds for the Museum.
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'How I got out of the Rat Race and into Archaeology!'
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 November, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Eddie Field.
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Presentation on Woodland Archaeology
2:00 pm, Saturday, 11 November, 2006
An introduction to Woodland Archaeology by Dick Greenaway.
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Candle Making - with Roy Figgis
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 November, 2006
A Young WANHS activity making candles.
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Resonance: Unearthing a Picture. Workshop for under 16s with Sue Bradshaw
10:30 am, Saturday, 18 November, 2006
A workshop for under 16s by artist Sue Bradshaw linked to the Museum's new exhibition 'Resonance: engaging with the archaeology of place'.
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Resonance: Unearthing a Sense of Place. A workshop with Sue Bradshaw.
1:30 pm, Saturday, 18 November, 2006
A workshop by artist Sue Bradshaw linked to the Museum's new exhibition 'Resonance: engaging with the archaeology of place'.
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George Eliot in Wiltshire: from Lacock to Bowood to the Beaufort Hunt
2:30 pm, Sunday, 19 November, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Kathleen McCormack, Professor of English at Florida International University, North Miami about George Eliot the writer of Middlemarch and The Mill on the Floss.
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Children's Christmas Quiz at the Museum
Friday, 24 November, 2006
Objects from the Museum's Recent History Collection will be on display in the Temporary Exhibition Gallery from 24 November.
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The House that Joseph Needham Built: the history and archaeology of no. 8 Long Street, Devizes
2:30 pm, Saturday, 02 December, 2006
An illustrated lecture by Matthew McMurray
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A Victorian Evening
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 06 December, 2006
Chester House Productions will be presenting 'East Lynne' and 'Dickens at Christmas' at Devizes Town Hall.
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The Stonehenge Riverside Project
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 December, 2006
A lecture re-assessing the local and regional associations of Stonehenge, by Prof. Mike Parker Pearson, Professor of Archaeology at Sheffield University. This is a fundraising lecture in aid of the...
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Excavations at Tilshead 2004-05
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 December, 2006
Robin Holley will present this lunchtime lecture about the excavation and finds at this site in Tilshead.
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The Search for the Lost Tudor Mansion of the Seymours at Bedwyn Brail
10:30 am, Saturday, 16 December, 2006
A talk by Graham Bathe in anticipation of practical work the Archaeology Field Group hopes to conduct during 2007.
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Festive Finds Day
10:00 am, Monday, 18 December, 2006
Katie Hinds, The Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire, is holding a finds identification session at Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Monday 18 December between 10 am and 3 pm.
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The Great Civil War
2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 January, 2007
An illustrated lecture by Professor Ronald Hutton of the University of Bristol.
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Wiltshire, the birthplace of photography
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 January, 2007
An illustrated lunchtime talk by Roger Watson, the Museum's Documentation Officer.
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The Salisbury Annual Music Festival 1770-1800: Provincial Culture In Transition
2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 January, 2007
An illustrated lecture by Patrick Driscoll.
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The Order of St John: a History
2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 January, 2007
An illustrated lecture by Rachel Heather.
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Join the Club!
3:00 pm, Tuesday, 23 January, 2007
A number of local organisations will be using the Museum as a venue to promote their group.
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Aerial Photography and Archaeology - 100 years of Discovery: an Exhibition
Thursday, 25 January, 2007
English Heritage’s touring exhibition ‘Aerial Photography and Archaeology - 100 years of Discovery’ uses historic and modern photographs to tell the story of the first aerial photographs.
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Book Reading and signing from Windsmith by Kevan Manwaring
2:30 pm, Saturday, 27 January, 2007
Author Kevan Manwaring will be reading extracts from his latest novel Windsmith at Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Saturday 27 January at 2.30pm.
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The Collecting Bug: an exhibition from peoples private collections
Wednesday, 31 January, 2007
An exhibition of unusual local collections is taking place at the Museum until 21 April.
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Object of the Month: February
Wednesday, 31 January, 2007
A new feature this month at the Museum is our ‘Object of the Month’ - an opportunity for the Curators to display unusual items from the Museum collection which are not on permanent display.
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Underground Devizes
2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 February, 2007
An Illustrated lecture by John Girvin. THIS LECTURE IS SOLD OUT.
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Aerial Archaeology in Wiltshire - A Workshop
10:00 am, Saturday, 10 February, 2007
To celebrate the centenary of the first every aerial photograph taken of Stonehenge, English Heritage will be running a day school on aerial photography at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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The Mystery of the Marlborough Bucket - When, Where and Why?
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 February, 2007
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Paul Robinson the Museum's Curator.
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Mata Hari’s Glass Eye and Other Tales: 100 years of Aerial Photography and Archaeology
2:30 pm, Saturday, 17 February, 2007
A lecture to co-incide with the English Heritage exhibition 'Aerial Photography and Archaeology - 100 years of Discovery' on display in the Museum from 17 January to 18 February
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Young WANHS: Medieval Medicine Workshop
10:15 am, Saturday, 17 February, 2007
With Vicky Shearman.
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Thomas Hardy's Landscapes - an exhibition of drawings by Rob Pountney
Friday, 23 February, 2007
An exhibition of drawings by Robert Pountney, inspired by the landscape of Thomas Hardy's novels and poems, will run from 24 February to 9 April.
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Tudor Family Day
11:00 am, Sunday, 25 February, 2007
Come to the Museum to meet Tudor re-enactors in the galleries and discover what life in Tudor England was like.
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Annual Dinner
7:00 pm, Friday, 02 March, 2007
The Annual Dinner of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History will be held at the Bear Hotel, Devizes.
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Robin Tanner and Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 March, 2007
An illustrated lecture by Cleo Witt.
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Richard Jefferies: the Prose Poet of the Wiltshire Countryside
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 March, 2007
An illustrated lecture by John Price.
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Young WANHS: Medieval Clay Tiles
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 March, 2007
With Geri Francis
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Great Rebuilding: 18th century Devizes houses and their contents
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2007
An illustrated lunchtime lecture by Lorna Haycock, the Museum's Librarian and Archivist.
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SUNDAY LECTURE: The Country Parson's Flock: George Herbert at Bemerton
2:30 pm, Sunday, 25 March, 2007
An illustrated lecture by John Chandler.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Great Rebuilding: 18th century Devizes houses and their contents
1:00 pm, Thursday, 29 March, 2007
This talk was so popular we were unable to accomodate everyone interested in attending. Therefore this repeat lecture has been arranged.
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Institute of Field Archaeologists - 25th Anniversary Conference
Monday, 02 April, 2007
This Conference is being held at the University of Reading on 2-4 April. Archaeologists and non-members of the Institute are welcome at the Conference.
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Easter Holiday Activities
11:00 am, Monday, 02 April, 2007
Easter Fun for children.
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Museum Easter Opening Times
Monday, 02 April, 2007
The Museum will be open over the Easter weekend:
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Bromham, Then and Now
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 April, 2007
A lunchtime talk presented by Dennis Powney.
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Young WANHS: Field Walking
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 April, 2007
with Brian Clarke
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EXHIBITION: Landscape Painted and Pieced
Saturday, 14 April, 2007
SPECIAL OFFER 25% discount on all unsold paintings for the remainder of the exhibition.
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OUTING: to Sopworth and Little Badminton
10:15 am, Wednesday, 18 April, 2007
This is an 'own car' outing to the churches around Sopworth and Little Badminton.
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OUTING: to Tintern Abbey and Goodrich Castle
9:00 am, Wednesday, 25 April, 2007
An all day coach outing to Tintern Abbey and Goodrich Castle.
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OBJECT OF THE MONTH: MAY
Wednesday, 02 May, 2007
Every month an 'Object of the Month' will be displayed in the Museum or Library.
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Young WANHS: YAC Session
10:15 am, Saturday, 05 May, 2007
A Young Archaeologists Session with Cally Langhurst.
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My Landscapes
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 May, 2007
A lecture and guided tour of the exhibition 'Landscape Painted and Pieced' by Peter Fowler.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Meet the Wyatts: a family of architects
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 May, 2007
An illustrated talk by Rita Burstow.
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EXHIBITION: A Victorian Castle in Devizes: an exhibition about the Castle and its People
Friday, 11 May, 2007
This new exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to see inside Devizes Castle in its Victorian heyday.
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The Oexmann Art Competition
Saturday, 12 May, 2007
The Oexmann Art Competition is open to anyone born or residing in Wiltshire. It was set up in memory of Theophila Joan Oexmann (nee Copland-Griffiths).
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OUTING: over the Somerset Border to Orchardleigh, Lullington and Mells
10:30 am, Tuesday, 15 May, 2007
An own car outing starting at the isolated and charming church at Orchardleigh.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITES: Mask Making
12:00 am, Tuesday, 29 May, 2007
Make masks inspired by history and nature.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Pot Painting
12:00 am, Thursday, 31 May, 2007
Paint terracotta plant pots in a greek style.
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EXHIBITION: Oexmann Art Award
Sunday, 03 June, 2007
The Tenth biennial Oexmann Art Exhibition - a display of winning and selected entries from an the Oexmann Art Competition - opened on Saturday 2 June.
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OUTING: A Walk by the Wylye from Heytesbury to Knook
12:00 pm, Wednesday, 06 June, 2007
A walk along the middle Wylye taking in two fine, but very different, churches.
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Young WANHS: Dowsing
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 June, 2007
With Shaun Ogbourne
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Coalport and the China Industry
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 June, 2007
An illustrated talk by Ali Siviter, the Museum's Education Officer.
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OUTING: to Cloatley Manor, Hankerton and Ashton Keynes
10:30 am, Wednesday, 20 June, 2007
An own car outing to Cloatley Manor, Hankerton and Holy Cross Church, Ashton Keynes.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: What on Earth is That?
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 July, 2007
An illustrated talk by Livvy Ainge.
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Young WANHS: Paper Making
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 July, 2007
with Ali Siviter.
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ARCHAEOLOGY FAMILY DAY: Prehistory
11:00 am, Sunday, 22 July, 2007
Events and demonstrations to celebrate National Archaeology week. All ages welcome.
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EXHIBITION: All About Stonehenge
Sunday, 22 July, 2007
This exhibition of paintings is devoted solely to Stonehenge. The Museum has been fortunate in having recently acquired a number of important works depicting the monument and this exhibition is an op...
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LECTURE: What Makes Devizes Special?
2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 July, 2007
An illustrated lecture by Lorna Haycock, Librarian at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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Family Activities for the Summer Holidays
12:00 am, Tuesday, 31 July, 2007
Art and Craft Activites are held throughout the summer and are linked to the Museum's collections.
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EXHIBITION: Fossils: a children's guide to identifying Wiltshire specimens
Friday, 03 August, 2007
A new exhibition aimed at children opens on 3 August.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow: our Society and Its Museum
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 August, 2007
An illustrated talk by Lisa Webb, Assistant Curator.
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Young WANHS: Archaeological Finds
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 August, 2007
with Christina Staff
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OUTING: Sarsens and Chalk
2:00 pm, Saturday, 11 August, 2007
An own car outing to Lockeridge, Littlecote, Wilton Brail and the Vale of Pewsey.
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OUTING: to Danebury Iron Age Hillfort and Museum of the Iron Age, Andover.
10:45 am, Thursday, 16 August, 2007
An all-day own car outing to the hillfort at Danebury and the Museum of the Iron Age, Andover.
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Annual August Bank Holiday Film Show
10:00 am, Monday, 27 August, 2007
Devizes & District Cine Club, using a standard 8 cine projector, will be showing local films at the Museum on Bank Holiday Monday between 11am and 4pm.
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Young WANHS: Geology Session
10:15 am, Saturday, 01 September, 2007
with Elizabeth Devon
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EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club: an exhibition by members
Tuesday, 04 September, 2007
An exhibition of photographic works by members of the Devizes Camera Club.
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OUTING: to the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol
10:30 am, Tuesday, 11 September, 2007
A guided tour of the Museum, together with an opportunity to visit the Slave Exhibition.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Hunt for a lost stone circle at Winterbourne Bassett
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 September, 2007
An illustrated talk by Jim Gunter, Trustee and Chair of the Society's Archaeology Field Group.
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OUTING: to the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre
7:00 pm, Tuesday, 25 September, 2007
An opportunity to visit the new Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre before it opens to the public.
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OBJECT OF THE MONTH: OCTOBER
Monday, 01 October, 2007
A prize medal with a difference is the “object of the month” for October at the Museum.
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EXHIBITION: Monochrome Paintings: An Exhibition by Anthony Williams
Saturday, 06 October, 2007
Anthony Williams is a lecturer at Wiltshire College, Trowbridge and he teaches on the Foundation Art and Design Course.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The History of food in Chippenham
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 October, 2007
An illustrated talk by Mike Stone, Curator of the Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre.
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Young WANHS: Trip to the Stonehenge Landscape Project
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 October, 2007
A trip to Stonehenge, visiting the landscape rather than the stones.
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Industrial Archaeology Symposium 2007
9:45 am, Saturday, 13 October, 2007
The 2007 Industrial Archaeology Symposium will be held at the Wharf Theatre Devizes on Saturday 13 October.
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LECTURE: First Farmers - the Neolithic in Britain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 October, 2007
An illustrate lecture by Dr Sarah Milliken.
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
11:00 am, Tuesday, 23 October, 2007
Halloween and autumn themed art and craft workshops for children.
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EGYPTIAN FAMILY DAY
11:00 am, Sunday, 28 October, 2007
An Egyptian themed day, with activities for all the family.
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Visit to 'Making History: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007' exhibition at the Royal Academy, London
Wednesday, 31 October, 2007
A coach outing to visit this spectacular exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in Burlington House, Piccadilly to celebrate the tercentenary of the Society of Antiquaries.
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ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LECTURE 2007: Before the Mast: Life on Board the Mary Rose
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 November, 2007
The Annual Fundraising lecture is to be given by Dr Julie Gardiner of Wessex Archaeology.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Items from the Devizes Advertiser 1871-2
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 November, 2007
An illustrated talk by Barbara Fuller.
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Young WANHS: details to be confirmed
10:15 am, Saturday, 17 November, 2007
Young WANHS is a club for children aged 7 - 14 years interested in history, archaeology, local history and natural history. The club is (usually) held second Saturday of each month from 10.15am to 12...
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ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE: The Past in the Present
9:30 am, Saturday, 24 November, 2007
An Archaeology Conference looking at all aspects of landscape, archaeological and historical studies, together with one site-specific paper which will describe a unique approach to conservation, but i...
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EXHIBITION: Devizes Then and Now: An Exhibition of Photographs
Tuesday, 04 December, 2007
This exhibition comprises images of Devizes taken long ago with pictures of the same scene taken more recently, showing how the town has changed, or not, over the last 100 years or so.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Queen's Bodyguard: The Yeoman of the Guard
1:00 pm, Saturday, 08 December, 2007
An illustrated talk by Robert Shergold.
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LECTURE: The History of Wine Making in Wiltshire
6:30 pm, Saturday, 08 December, 2007
A lecture and wine tasting at Wiltshire Heritage Museum, by Paul Langham of a'Becketts Vineyard, Littleton Panell.
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Young WANHS: Christmas Session
10:15 am, Sunday, 09 December, 2007
Christmas themed activity, with Christmas party to follow.
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GENERAL: EVENTS, EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES
Thursday, 20 December, 2007
Our 2008 programme of events, exhibitions and lectures will be published shortly.
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EXHIBITION: Sport: a History of the Clubs in and around Devizes
Saturday, 19 January, 2008
Featuring items from both the Museum’s own collection and those of local sports clubs, this exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to learn more about the history of sport in and around Devizes.
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YOUNG WANHS: Weaving
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2008
Event for 7 - 14 year olds.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire's Pipe-organs: is their future secure?
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 February, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Christopher Kent.
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LECTURE: The Roman Coin Hoard from Alton Barnes
2:30 pm, Saturday, 16 February, 2008
an illustrated lecture by Dr Sam Moorhead of the British Museum.
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
11:00 am, Tuesday, 19 February, 2008
Art and Craft Workshops for children.
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FAMILY DAY: Anglo-Saxons and Vikings
11:00 am, Sunday, 24 February, 2008
Activities for all the family.
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LECTURE: Beheadings, burials and boundaries: the landscape of execution in Anglo-Saxon Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 March, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Andrew Reynolds, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at University College London.
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ANNUAL DINNER
7:00 pm, Friday, 07 March, 2008
The Society's Annual Dinner will be held in the Ballroom Suite at the Bear Hotel, Devizes. 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm.
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YOUNG WANHS: Flint Knapping
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 March, 2008
with Karl Lee.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: One for the Road: Travel and Inns in 18th Century Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 March, 2008
An illustrated talk by Dr Lorna Haycock, the Museum's Sandell Librarian and Archivist.
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LECTURE: The 17th and 18th Century fashion for wigs and why gentlemen wore them
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 March, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Dr Negley Harte.
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EASTER WEEKEND: OPENING TIMES
Friday, 21 March, 2008
The Museum will be open during the Easter weekend.
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LECTURE: Syon Abbey: a royal foundation 1415-1625 and its links with Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 March, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Virginia Bainbridge.
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EXHIBITION: Richard Shirley Smith: Skill * Imagination * Versatility
Saturday, 05 April, 2008
Paintings, collages, engravings and designs for murals and books from over 50 years.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
11:00 am, Tuesday, 08 April, 2008
Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Photography: the marriage of Art and Science
12:00 am, Wednesday, 09 April, 2008
An illustrated talk by Roger Watson, Curator of the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
11:00 am, Thursday, 10 April, 2008
Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays.
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YOUNG WANHS: Diabolical Diseases
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 April, 2008
With Cally Langhurst. Find out about the history of bacteria and the evidence of disease in the archaeological record. Activities and puzzles too.
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LECTURE: The Wiltshire and Somerset Woollen Industry from the Middle Ages onwards
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 April, 2008
An illustrated by Ken Rogers.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
11:00 am, Tuesday, 15 April, 2008
Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
12:00 am, Thursday, 17 April, 2008
Art and craft based workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school holidays
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COACH OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain
1:00 pm, Saturday, 26 April, 2008
To be led by Roy Canham, former County Archaeologist for Wiltshire.
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EXHIBITION: Little Imber on the Downe, Seven Miles from any Towne
10:00 am, Saturday, 03 May, 2008
Using photographs from our own collection this special display tells the story of Imber village on Salisbury Plain, taken over by the military during World War II. Runs until 31 August.
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
Monday, 05 May, 2008
The Museum will be OPEN noon - 4pm and entry is FREE.
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YOUNG WANHS: Bronze Age Man
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 May, 2008
Learn about the Bronze Age in Britain.
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LECTURE: Little Imber on the Downe, Seven Miles from any Towne
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 May, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Rex Sawyer.
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LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Wiltshire Highwaymen
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 May, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Rita Burstow.
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LECTURE: Richard Shirley Smith: Skill * Imagination * Versatility
2:30 pm, Saturday, 17 May, 2008
A fully illustrated talk and discussion with artist Richard Shirley Smith about his work.
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OWN CAR OUTING: Dauntsey, Brinkworth and Lydiard Tregoze Churches
10:30 am, Saturday, 24 May, 2008
A visit to some of the interesting churches in the villages near Wootton Bassett and Swindon led by Bobby Gibbs.
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
12:00 am, Monday, 26 May, 2008
The Museum will be OPEN today from noon - 4pm. Entry is FREE.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Mini Museum Displays
12:00 am, Tuesday, 27 May, 2008
Art and Craft based workshops for children.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Mini Museum Displays
12:00 am, Wednesday, 28 May, 2008
Art and craft based workshops for children.
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FABULOUS FINDS DAYS
11:00 am, Saturday, 31 May, 2008
Found something in your garden or whilst out walking? Don't know what it is?
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OUTING: Birdwatching Afternoon
12:00 am, Saturday, 31 May, 2008
An own car outing to Greenham Common, Berkshire.
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OUTING: Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs
8:30 am, Monday, 02 June, 2008
A coach outing to the O2 Arena, Greenwhich to see the exhibition Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.
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SPRING PLANT SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 07 June, 2008
Raising funds for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society which owns and runs the Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Library.
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LUNCHTIME LECTURE: Rome wasn't built in a day
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 June, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Diann Barnett.
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YOUNG WANHS: Archaeology Themed art-based workshop
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 June, 2008
Young WANHS is for children aged 7 - 14 years interested in archaeology, history and natural history.
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EXHIBITION: David Gunning: A Retrospective
Saturday, 28 June, 2008
An exhibition highlighting the work of this internationally renowned artist. Runs until 26 October.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Who was Frances Isborn?
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 July, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Livvy Ainge.
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OUTING: Reading Museum and the Museum of English Rural Life
8:00 am, Saturday, 12 July, 2008
An all day coach trip to visit the Museum of Reading, which contains exhibitions on the history of the town, and to the Museum of English Rural Life with its collections on the history of food, farmin...
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Archaeology Family Day
11:00 am, Sunday, 20 July, 2008
A fun family day as part of National Archaeology Week. Come along and find out more about archaeology through a variety of activities and displays.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES during August
11:00 am, Tuesday, 05 August, 2008
Art and Craft based workshops: 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th, 26th and 28th August.
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Young WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 August, 2008
- CANCELLED -
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Orkney: The Neolithic World Heritage Site
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 August, 2008
An illustrated talk by Lisa Webb, Acting Curator.
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OPEN EVENING
5:00 pm, Thursday, 14 August, 2008
A special evening opening to welcome local residents to the Museum and Library, together with an opportunity to see English Heritage's 'the future of Stonehenge' consultation exhibition.
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THE FUTURE OF STONEHENGE
5:00 pm, Thursday, 14 August, 2008
English Heritage's 'The future of Stonehenge' display will be at the Museum from Thursday 14 August (evening) to Sunday 17 August.
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OUTING: WEALD & DOWNLAND MUSEUM
8:15 am, Saturday, 16 August, 2008
An all day outing to the Weald & Downland open air Museum in Sussex, co-inciding with their steam festival.
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BANK HOLIDAY OPENING
Saturday, 23 August, 2008
The Museum will be open Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
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August Bank Holiday Carnival Film Show
11:30 am, Monday, 25 August, 2008
Original cine films, using original equipment, will be shown on Bank Holiday Monday.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Toys Through the Ages - CANCELLED
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 September, 2008
An illustrated talk by Ali Siviter, the Museum's Education Officer. This talk has been cancelled. Another talk has been arranged for the same time - The Future of Stonehenge: What are the latest pla...
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LUNCHTIME TALK - The Future of Stonehenge: what are the latest plans and what does it mean for us?
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 September, 2008
by David Dawson, WANHS Director
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Young WANHS: Stonehenge Discovery Visit
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 September, 2008
With the National Trust and Ali Siviter.
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JOIN THE CLUB!
2:00 pm, Thursday, 18 September, 2008
Looking for a new hobby? Want to make new friends? Want to help your local community? Come along to this event at the Museum and find out about local groups and organisations.
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LECTURE - Spiritual Places and Landscapes - POSTPONED
7:00 pm, Friday, 26 September, 2008
We regret to advise that due to ill health this event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule for early 2009.
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WORKSHOP: with David Gunning - POSTPONED
10:00 am, Saturday, 27 September, 2008
We regret to advise that, due to ill health, this event has been postponed. We hope to reschedule for March 2009.
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OUTING: Hadrian - Empire and Conflict at the British Museum
8:00 am, Tuesday, 30 September, 2008
This unprecedented exhibition at the British Museum explores the life, love and legacy of Rome's most enigmatic emperor, Hadrian (reigned AD 117-138).
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LECTURE: Coalbrookdale - Cradle of the Industrial Revolution
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 October, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Neil Clarke.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Thomas Moore: Ireland's greatest lyric poet: his life in Wiltshire
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 October, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Dennis Powney.
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YOUNG WANHS: Drawing
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 October, 2008
Use charcoal, pencils and pastels to draw a picture in the style of David Gunning, taking inspiration from his current exhibition in the Museum's Art Gallery.
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AGM of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 October, 2008
The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS) will take place at Devizes Town Hall at 2.30pm.
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In the Footsteps of Churchill - ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LECTURE
2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 October, 2008
Our Annual Fundraising Lecture this year is by Richard Holmes, well-known author and presenter of BBC television programmes on military history.
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EXHIBITION: Insignia of Dignity: Gold at Stonehenge
10:00 am, Saturday, 25 October, 2008
A very special exhibition of objects rarely displayed, including gold, on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 October ONLY.
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LECTURE: Bush Barrow and the Normanton Down Early Bronze Age cemetery: a bicentennial appreciation
2:30 pm, Sunday, 26 October, 2008
A lecture by Stuart Needham, Andrew Lawson and Ann Woodward at Devizes Town Hall. Part of Insignia of Dignity: Gold at Stonehenge, a weekend marking the bicentennial of the discovery of Britain's ric...
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: The Big Draw
12:00 am, Tuesday, 28 October, 2008
Holiday Activities for under 8s. (Please Note: children under 8 must be supervised by an adult.)
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: The Big Draw
11:00 am, Thursday, 30 October, 2008
Holiday activity for over 8s.
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LECTURE: A Celtic Feast: the tale of the Chisledon cauldrons
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 November, 2008
A lecture by Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology.
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FAMILY DAY: The Georgians
11:00 am, Sunday, 02 November, 2008
Activities for all the Family to celebrate the bi-centenary of Devizes Town Hall.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Roundway Hospital
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 November, 2008
An illustrated talk, lasting about 45 minutes, by local historian Barbara Fuller.
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LECTURE: Stained Glass Yesterday and Today
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 November, 2008
An illustrated lecture by Tony Bolland, who, drawing inspiration from the Pewsey Vale, designs and makes both traditional and contemporary pieces.
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EXHIBITION: Wiltshire Sky and Light: a personal journey through stained glass
Saturday, 15 November, 2008
An exhibition by award-winning local stained glass artist Tony Bolland. The exhibition draws together examples and illustrations of virtually all stained glass techniques from earliest Medieval times...
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CHRISTMAS SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 29 November, 2008
Stalls selling books, bric-a-brac, produce, gifts, plants and handicrafts. Refreshments available.
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
Wednesday, 03 December, 2008
The Museum will be open over the Christmas and New Year period, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day:
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OUTING: Babylon Exhibition, British Museum, London
8:00 am, Thursday, 04 December, 2008
A coach outing to the British Museum and an opportunity to visit their new exhibition 'Babylon'.
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OEXMANN ART AWARD COMPETITION 2009
Thursday, 04 December, 2008
This biennial art competition will be held in March 2009 at Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Trades and Occupations in North Wiltshire
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 December, 2008
A lecture by Mike Stone, Curator of Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre.
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CHILDREN'S WORKSHOP - Under 7s
2:00 pm, Saturday, 13 December, 2008
Decoration and card-making.
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YOUNG WANHS: Christmas Party
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 December, 2008
Make traditional decorations and cards for Christmas.
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LECTURE: the Earliest Art of Western Europe
2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 December, 2008
A lecture by Andrew Lawson.
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CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR Opening Time
Thursday, 25 December, 2008
The Museum will be OPEN during most of the Christmas and New Year period, including New Year's Day, except:
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Art workshops for 5 to 14 year olds
11:00 am, Tuesday, 30 December, 2008
Take inspiration from the current Art Gallery exhibition and create a 'stained glass' painting.
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NEW YEAR'S DAY
Thursday, 01 January, 2009
The Museum will be OPEN noon to 4pm.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Art Workshops for 5 - 14 year olds
11:00 am, Saturday, 03 January, 2009
An art and craft based workshop.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 January, 2009
Activities for 7 - 14 year olds interested in archaeology, history, natural history and local history.
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LECTURE: The Theatrical Stage in 18th Century Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 January, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Patrick Driscoll.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: It happened in the Market Place
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 January, 2009
A talk by Livvy Ainge.
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LECTURE: The Great Arab Revolt: the archaeology of T E Lawrence and the First World War in Southern Jordan
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 January, 2009
A lecture by John Winterburn.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Getting our Library on-line
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 February, 2009
An illustrated talk by David Dawson, Director of Wiltshire Heritage Museum and Library
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OUTING: The Royal Academy's Byzantium 330-1453 Exhibition
Thursday, 12 February, 2009
A coach outing to the Royal Academy's exhibition 'Byzantium 330-1453' exhibition.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 February, 2009
A Saturday workshop for 7 - 14 year olds.
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LECTURE: The Great West Road
2:30 pm, Saturday, 14 February, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Brenda Buchanan
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Activity Workshops for Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 17 February, 2009
Activity workshops for Under 8s.
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Activity Workshops for Over 8s
11:00 am, Thursday, 19 February, 2009
Workshops for Over 8s.
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FAMILY DAY: The Romans
11:00 am, Sunday, 22 February, 2009
A Roman themed Family Day.
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CLOSURE: 23 to 26 February
Monday, 23 February, 2009
The Museum and Library will be closing for four days.
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WANHS event: Annual Dinner 2009
7:00 pm, Friday, 27 February, 2009
The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society's Annual Dinner will be held at the Bear Hotel, Devizes, with guest speaker Professor Angus Buchanan.
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LECTURE: The Great Bustard Project
2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 February, 2009
An illustrated lecture by David Water, Project Director for the Great Bustard Project.
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ART WORKSHOP: with David Gunning
10:00 am, Saturday, 28 February, 2009
Art Workshop at Avebury with David Gunning.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Private Schools in Georgian and Victorian Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 March, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Lorna Haycock, Sandell Librarian and Archivist at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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LECTURE: The Invisible Stone Circle: To See or Not to See
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 March, 2009
A lecture by renowned archaeologist Aubrey Burl.
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EXHIBITION: Oexmann Art Award Exhibition 2009
Friday, 27 March, 2009
An exhibition of the winning and selected entries from this biennial art competition for Wiltshire artists opens on Saturday 28 March.
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EXHIBITION: New Acquisitons: A miscellany of new items in the Museum and Library collection
Friday, 27 March, 2009
An exhibition of items recently acquired have gone on display in the Museum's newly refurbished exhibition gallery.
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LECTURE: Flemish Weavers in Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 April, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Negley Harte, Honorary Fellow of University College London.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: for Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 07 April, 2009
Easter Art and craft activities.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Gorgon in Fact and Fiction
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 April, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Paul Robinson, former Curator at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Over 8s
11:00 am, Thursday, 09 April, 2009
Easter Art and craft activities.
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EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS
Friday, 10 April, 2009
The Museum will be open over the Easter weekend.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 April, 2009
Activities for 7 - 14 year olds.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 14 April, 2009
Dinosaurs and Fossils.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 15 April, 2009
Dinosaurs and Fossils.
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OUTING: Cricklade Water Meadows and Churches
11:00 am, Wednesday, 22 April, 2009
Own Car Outing to visit the churches and (hopefully) see the Snakeshead Fritillary.
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OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain
2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 April, 2009
A walk led by Roy Canham to explore the archaeology of Salisbury Plain Training Area.
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Opening Hours
12:00 pm, Monday, 04 May, 2009
The Museum will be open Noon - 4pm today.
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OUTING: British Museum Exhibition
Thursday, 07 May, 2009
Coach Outing to the British Museum Exhibition "Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran".
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 May, 2009
Events and activities for 7 - 14 year olds interested in all aspects of archaeology and history.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Newsprint to Parliament: the story of W H Smith
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 May, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Rita Burstow.
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EXHIBITION: Inspired by Stonehenge
Saturday, 16 May, 2009
Inspired by Stonehenge focuses on the changing ways the monument has inspired and been experienced by visitors throughout the past two centuries. Guest curator, well-known archaeologist and broadcast...
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY - Opening Hours
12:00 am, Monday, 25 May, 2009
Museum will be open noon - 4pm.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
11:00 am, Tuesday, 26 May, 2009
Art and craft based workshops for children with a prehistoric theme.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 May, 2009
Art and craft based workshops for children with a prehistoric theme.
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SPRING PLANT SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 06 June, 2009
Plants, books, bric-a-brac, produce, gifts and handicrafts.
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LECTURE: Stonehenge Excavations 2008: Secrets Revealed
8:00 pm, Tuesday, 09 June, 2009
A lecture by Professor Geoffrey Wainwright, former Chief Archaeologist at English Heritage.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Ingenious devices near Devizes: discovering stories of invention and innovation at the Science Museum's Library and Archives
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 June, 2009
Rupert Williams, Head of Library and Archives at the Science Museum.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 20 June, 2009
Activities for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology, history and natural history.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Cheesecakes from Wiltshire and Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 July, 2009
by Dave Buxton.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 July, 2009
Activities for children aged 7 - 14 interested in archaeology, history and natural history.
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Devizes Food Festival - Sugarcraft demonstration
2:00 pm, Sunday, 12 July, 2009
On Sunday 12 July, Jamie Barnett will be demonstrating some of the many aspects of sugar and chocolate craft, and visitors will be able to help in creating a profiterole tower!
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LECTURE: Souvenirs of Stonehenge - the good, the bad and the ugly
2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 July, 2009
by JULIAN RICHARDS. A special lecture linked to the 'Inspired by Stonehenge' exhibition at the Museum with an opportunity to view the exhibition and meet Julian. Tickets can be booked on-line.
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ENGLISH HERITAGE's EXHIBITION on the Stonehenge Visitor Centre
12:00 am, Saturday, 18 July, 2009
We are hosting FOR THREE DAYS ONLY English Heritage's exhibition on the selected location for the new visitor facilities at Stonehenge.
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OUTING: Fyfield and Overton Downs: A Walk Through a World Heritage Landscape
10:00 am, Saturday, 25 July, 2009
Two guided walks led by Professor Peter Fowler. For adults only on Saturday 25 July but aimed especially at children on Sunday 26 July.
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OUTING: Fyfield and Overton Downs: A Walk Through a World Heritage Landscape
10:15 am, Sunday, 26 July, 2009
A guided walk for children (and accompanying adults) led by Professor Peter Fowler on Sunday 26 July.
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OUTING: Iron Acton and Acton Court: FULLY BOOKED
9:00 am, Tuesday, 28 July, 2009
An all day coach outing to Acton Court the home of the Poyntz family, who were distantly related to the Tudors.
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EXHIBITION: Seeking Roman Calne
10:00 am, Wednesday, 29 July, 2009
A series of events taking place at Calne Heritage Centre from Wednesday 29 July to Saturday 1 August.
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ARCHAEOLOGY FAMILY DAY - Stonehenge
11:00 am, Sunday, 02 August, 2009
Stonehenge themed activities for all the family, part of the Festival of Archaeology.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: for Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 04 August, 2009
Rainforest Art - art and craft based activities for Under 8s.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 05 August, 2009
Rainforest Art - art and craft based workshops.
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Young WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 August, 2009
Activities for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology, history and natural history.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: for Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 11 August, 2009
Egyptian Art - art and craft based workshops.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Glimpses of Korea
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 August, 2009
An illustrated talk by Edith Pickering, OBE
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s
11:00 am, Thursday, 13 August, 2009
Egyptian Art - art and craft workshops.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: for Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 August, 2009
Felt Making - art and craft based workshops.
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OUTING: Buckingham Palace and Clarence House
8:00 am, Wednesday, 26 August, 2009
An all day outing to Buckingham Palace and either the Royal Mews and the Queen's Gallery or Clarence House.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 August, 2009
Felt Making - art and craft workshops.
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BANK HOLIDAY SUNDAY EVENT: Help Build Stonehenge - in a day!
11:00 am, Sunday, 30 August, 2009
Come along to the Museum and help Stonehenge expert Julian Richards build Stonehenge.
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING AND FILM SHOW
10:00 am, Monday, 31 August, 2009
FREE entry to the Museum today. Open 10am to 5pm. Local films will shown by the Devizes and District Cine and Video Club in our Lecture Hall.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Rev. Joseph Townsend - Pewsey's 18th Century Polymath
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 September, 2009
A short talk about this fascinating Wiltshire resident given by Cheryl Underhill.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 September, 2009
Activities for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history.
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VISIT TO SICILY: Fully Booked
Saturday, 26 September, 2009
An 8-day visit (from 26 September to 3 October 2009) to see the historic architecture, art and archaeology of Sicily.
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EXHIBITION: Eeles Family Pottery - NOW OPEN
Saturday, 03 October, 2009
An exhibition showcasing a vast collection of pottery dishes, platters, vases, jars, cooking pots, cheese dishes and wine jars.
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EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club
Sunday, 04 October, 2009
An exhibition of works entered in the recent Devizes Camera Club exhibition. HURRY - EXHIBITION FINISHES - 30 OCTOBER
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 October, 2009
Club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history.
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AGM of WANHS and LECTURE
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 October, 2009
The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place at Devizes Town Hall, commencing at 2.30pm. This will be followed by a lecture from Prof. Mike P...
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The Stonehenge Riverside Project - Recent Results. Lecture by Mike Parker-Pearson
7:00 pm, Saturday, 10 October, 2009
The Stonehenge Riverside Project is a major archaeological research study into the development of the Stonehenge landscape in Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain, being undertaken jointly by archaeologis...
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LUNCHTIME TALK: It's a Wild Life
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 October, 2009
'Some images from a Nature Photographer's year' by Gill Cardy.
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LECTURE: Keeping Up Appearances
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 October, 2009
'Prehistoric Jewellery in Britain and Beyond' by Ben Roberts.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: PUPPET MAKING
11:00 am, Tuesday, 27 October, 2009
Come along and try your hand at puppet making.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: HALLOWEEN FUN
11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 October, 2009
Halloween themed activities.
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FAMILY DAY: On the Home Front
11:00 am, Sunday, 01 November, 2009
A day of activities for all the family to find out what it was like to live in Wiltshire during World War Two.
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OUTING: To the new Darwin Centre, Natural History Museum, London
8:00 am, Tuesday, 03 November, 2009
An all day outing, by coach, to visit the new Darwin Centre opening at the Natural History Museum in the autumn.
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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2009: Fully Booked
9:30 am, Saturday, 07 November, 2009
Come along and find out more about the industrial archaeology of this rural county at this one day Symposium.
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EXHIBITION: On the Home Front: Wiltshire in World War II
Sunday, 08 November, 2009
An exhibition about life on the Wiltshire Home Front during World War II.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Rise and Fall of W E Chivers
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 November, 2009
An illustrated talk about this local company by local historian Barbara Fuller.
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Archaeology Symposium: postponed
Saturday, 14 November, 2009
We have had to postpone this event, which we hope will be rescheduled for early 2010.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 November, 2009
Activities for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology, history and natural history.
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FUNDRAISING LECTURE: Henry VIII - SOLD OUT
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 November, 2009
To be given by Dr David Starkey.
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CHRISTMAS SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 28 November, 2009
A fundraising event for the Museum and Library.
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LECTURE: Wiltshire and the Vikings - SOLD OUT
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 December, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Andrew Reynolds, Reader in Medieval Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: No. 8 Long Street, Devizes in wartime
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 December, 2009
In a change to our previously advertised lecture, Matthew McMurray will be focusing on the story of no 8 Long Street, Devizes, and its occupants during the Second World War.
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FESTIVE MUSIC EVENING
7:00 pm, Friday, 11 December, 2009
With the Serendipity Handbell Ringers, come along and enjoy an evening of seasonal songs and carols with mulled wine and mince pies.
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YOUNG WANHS: Christmas party
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 December, 2009
Christmas Party, including looking at Christmas's from the past and creating and decorating cards.
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CHRISTMAS ACTIVITY for Under 8s
1:30 pm, Saturday, 12 December, 2009
Come along and make and decorate Christmas cards.
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LECTURE: Illicit Antiquities: A scandal of our age
2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 December, 2009
An illustrated lecture by Dr Christopher Chippindale, Reader in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge.
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LIBRARY: CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR
Saturday, 19 December, 2009
Our Library will be closed from Saturday 19 December to Monday 4 January 2010 inclusive. The Museum will be open throughout the holiday period, except 25-27 December.
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CHRISTMAS CARD AND DECORATION WORKSHOPS
11:00 am, Tuesday, 22 December, 2009
Family Card and Decoration Making Workshops, for children and their parents.
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
Thursday, 24 December, 2009
The Museum will be open throughout the festive period except 25-27 December.
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LECTURE: Boom-time in Late Roman Wiltshire - POSTPONED
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 January, 2010
Due to the current weather conditions this lecture has been postponed. The rescheduled date will be advised in due course. A lecture by Sam Moorhead, finds advisor on Iron Age and Roman coins at the...
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MUSEUM CLOSED
12:00 am, Sunday, 10 January, 2010
The Museum will be CLOSED Sunday 10 January due to the weather. We should be open Monday as normal - but keep an eye on our blog for details.
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OUTING: Moctezuma Aztec Ruler - visit to British Museum exhibition - CANCELLED
Tuesday, 12 January, 2010
This outing has been cancelled because of the weather. Moctezuma, Aztec Ruler, Exhibition, Coach outing to British Museum
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YOUNG WANHS: Outing
10:15 am, Saturday, 16 January, 2010
A textile printing workshop to take place at Brick Red Studios.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Stonehenge - latest developments
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 20 January, 2010
Rearranged date for this talk, by David Dawson, Director at Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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LECTURE: Silbury Hill: the Archaeology of a Monumental Mound
2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 January, 2010
An illustrated lecture by Jim Leary, the English Heritage archaeologist responsible for the recent survey on Silbury Hill.
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TEMPORARY Museum and Library Closure
Tuesday, 02 February, 2010
The Museum and Library will be closed for cleaning from Wednesday 3 February to Friday 6 February (inclusive).
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LECTURE: Before the Storm: Training for war on Salisbury Plain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 February, 2010
Examining the legacy of two World Wars on the Plain, including graffiti on buildings and carvings on tress by GIs! By Richard Osgood, head of the Historic Environment Team at the Ministry of Defence.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: the Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down 1643
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 February, 2010
A story of intrigue, secret agents, cowardice and incredible bravery, by Robin Hodges, a military historian.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Natural History Gallery Trail
10:00 am, Monday, 15 February, 2010
Runnning throughout the half-term week.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 16 February, 2010
Art and craft based workshops, with a British wild animal theme, for Under 8s.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 17 February, 2010
Art and craft workshops, with a British wild animals theme, for the over 8s.
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LECTURE: Music of the Ancient World
2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 February, 2010
Including illustrations of early instruments and demonstrations on replicas. By Dirk Campbell a composer and instrumentalist.
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YOUNG WANHS - ANIMATION WORKSHOP
10:15 am, Saturday, 20 February, 2010
A workshop making puppets and backgrounds ready for creating a 'Night in the Museum'themed animation.
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FAMILY DAY: The Vikings
11:00 am, Sunday, 21 February, 2010
The Temesvikings re-enactment group will be visiting the Museum to give short talks on Viking food, clothes and weapons. There will be also be themed craft activities to try.
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LECTURE: Wiltshire at War - Recording Wiltshire's wartime landscape from aerial photographs, field investigations and documentary sources
7:30 pm, Thursday, 25 February, 2010
An illustrated lecture with case studies and examples from the Devizes area.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down
1:00 pm, Tuesday, 02 March, 2010
Due to popular demand the February lunchtime talk unfolding a story of intrigue, secret agents, cowardice and incredible bravery in 17th century Devizes is being repeated on Tuesday 2 March at 1.10pm.
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LECTURE: The Parkers of Heytesbury: The First Field Archaeologists
2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 March, 2010
A lecture by Paul Everill about Stephen and John Parker, labourers from Heytesbury who helped William Cunnington with his excavations.
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YOUNG WANHS - ANIMATION WORKSHOP II
10:15 am, Saturday, 06 March, 2010
Workshop creating an animated film using the puppets created in the previous session (20 February).
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LUNCHTIME TALK: 'In the Newest Manner' - the Urban Economy of Georgian Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 March, 2010
an illustrated by Dr Lorna Haycock, WANHS Librarian and local historian.
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WANHS ANNUAL DINNER
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 17 March, 2010
With guest speaker Dr Simon Thurley, Chief Executive of English Heritage.
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LECTURE: The Fowles; from Stanton St Bernard to Temple Bar
2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 March, 2010
A lecture by Dr David Mitchell about brothers from the Pewsey Vale who became goldsmiths in London.
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EXHIBITION: White Horses and Hill Figures
Thursday, 25 March, 2010
New artworks were added during November and the exhibition is now open until 27 February 2011.
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OUTING to British Museum (Ife Exhibition and Staffordshire Hoard)
8:00 am, Monday, 29 March, 2010
A coach outing to the British Museum to visit their latest exhibition ‘Kingdom of Ife: sculptures from West Africa’ and the Staffordshire Hoard.
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EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS
Friday, 02 April, 2010
The Museum will be OPEN over the Easter Weekend.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 06 April, 2010
Spring Crafts - make flower cards, paint plant pots and create paper flowers.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 07 April, 2010
Spring Crafts - make flower cards, paint plant pots and create paper flowers.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 13 April, 2010
Roman Crafts - create Roman helmets, mosaic door plaques and Roman coins using a coin die.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The History of the Trust for Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 April, 2010
A talk by local historian John Girvan.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Over 8s
11:00 am, Thursday, 15 April, 2010
Roman Crafts - create Roman helmets, mosaic door plaques and Roman coins using a coin die.
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YOUNG WANHS: Meet the Tudors
10:15 am, Saturday, 17 April, 2010
Find out about Tudor life and take part in various activities.
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FAMILY AFTERNOON: The Tudors
1:00 pm, Saturday, 17 April, 2010
Come along and meet the Hungerford Household Re-enactment group to find out about Tudor life.
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EVENING LECTURE: The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Blacknall Field, Pewsey
7:30 pm, Wednesday, 21 April, 2010
Illustrated lecture by Dr Bruce Eagles outlining the final conclusions of the post-excavation report on the excavation of the Saxon cemetery at Blacknall Field, Pewsey
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OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain
1:00 pm, Saturday, 24 April, 2010
Explore the hillforts on Scratchbury and Battlesbury Hills with Roy Canham.
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MAY BANK HOLIDAYS
Friday, 30 April, 2010
The Museum will be OPEN noon to 4pm on Monday 3 May and Monday 31 May.
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GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP
2:00 pm, Saturday, 08 May, 2010
An afternoon walk around Alton in the Pewsey Vale led by Isobel Geddes of the Wiltshire Geology Group.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Victorian Discoveries and Inventions
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 May, 2010
By Rita Burstow.
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MUSEUM AT NIGHT: Family Fun Evening
7:00 pm, Friday, 14 May, 2010
As part of 'Museums at Night' - an after-hours celebration of museums - we are holding a family evening from 7pm to 9pm.
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LECTURE: Boom-time in Late Roman Wiltshire - SOLD OUT
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 May, 2010
Coin hoards and the use of currency in Wiltshire during the Roman period, a lecture by Sam Moorhead of the British Museum.
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YOUNG WANHS: Sculpture Workshop
10:15 am, Saturday, 15 May, 2010
Led by Andreea Garrihy
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SPRING PLANT AND GENERAL SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 22 May, 2010
A fundraising event for the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society which owns and runs the Museum and Library.
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Researching Stonehenge & Avebury
10:00 am, Saturday, 22 May, 2010
A joint research seminar organised by the Prehistoric Society and the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society in association with the Avebury Archaeological and Historical Research Group ...
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ART COMPETITION: White Horses and Hill Figures
Wednesday, 26 May, 2010
Design a hill figure or your own white horse and win prizes.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 01 June, 2010
Paper making workshop.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 02 June, 2010
Paper making workshop.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Sicily - Archaeology and History
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 June, 2010
An illustrated talk by Ali Rushent, the Museum's Education Officer.
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STONEHENGE - Evening Walks within the Stones: 10 June RESERVE LIST
8:45 pm, Thursday, 10 June, 2010
Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to see the the main features of the circle and learn about the cycle of its construction and rebuilding.
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YOUNG WANHS: Iron Age Warrior Training
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 June, 2010
A Young WANHS workshop about living the Iron Age, led by Matt Russell.
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STONEHENGE - Evening Walks within the Stones: 14 June RESERVE LIST
8:45 pm, Monday, 14 June, 2010
Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to see the the main features of the circle and learn about the cycle of its construction and rebuilding. ...
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LECTURE: The green treasures from the magic mountains: the 'life story' of the magnificent Neolithic axehead from Breamore.
7:00 pm, Tuesday, 15 June, 2010
A lecture by Alison Sheridan at Devizes Town Hall as part of the Devizes Festival.
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OUTING to Marshfield
11:00 am, Friday, 18 June, 2010
An outing to Marshfield, which lies on the southern edge of the Cotswolds just over the county boundary in Gloucestershire.
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OUTING to Kelmscott Manor
10:00 am, Thursday, 24 June, 2010
An all day coach outing to Kelmscott Manor, the country home of William Morris.
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STONEHENGE - Evening Walk: FULLY BOOKED
7:30 pm, Friday, 09 July, 2010
Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to see the the main features of the circle and learn about the cycle of its construction and rebuilding.
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YOUNG WANHS: White Horses in the Landscape
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 July, 2010
An activity linked to our White Horses and Hill Figures exhibition, led by Ali Rushent and David Dawson.
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DEVIZES FOOD FESTIVAL
3:30 pm, Saturday, 10 July, 2010
Events for the Devizes Food and Drink Festival! Saturday - TV Chef Peter Vaughan talking about the Culinary History of Grain, and on Sunday, hear Dave Buxton talking about the world-famous Devizes che...
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OUTING: Oxford
Tuesday, 13 July, 2010
An all day outing by coach to the Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers museums in Oxford.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: St Aldhelm - the greatest Englishman ever - possibly
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 July, 2010
An illustrated talk by Jim Gunter.
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OPEN DAY Calne Castle excavation
10:00 am, Saturday, 17 July, 2010
Open days to watch the excavations and discover whether we've found Calne Castle.
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EVENING WALK AND TALK: Devizes Millennium White Horse
7:00 pm, Saturday, 24 July, 2010
An evening walk and talk, led by Dr Mark Hows, around Roundway Down visiting the site of the 19th century 'Snob' horse and the Devizes Millennium Horse.
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DAY SCHOOL: White Horses and Hill Figures
10:00 am, Saturday, 24 July, 2010
A Day School exploring the chalk figures carved into the landscape of Britain with leading experts.
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FAMILY DAY: White Horses and Hill Figures
11:00 am, Sunday, 25 July, 2010
Activities for all the family.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Fossils and Dinosaurs - FULLY BOOKED
11:00 am, Tuesday, 27 July, 2010
Activities for under 8s with a fossils and dinosaurs theme - create art work though modelling and printing, and handle fossils.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Fossils and Dinosaurs - FULLY BOOKED
11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
Themed art and craft activities for over 8s.
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OUTING: Visit to excavations at Marden Henge - FULLY BOOKED
1:45 pm, Wednesday, 28 July, 2010
English Heritage have started a 6-week archaeological excavation at one of Britain's most important but least understood prehistoric monuments, Marden Henge, near Devizes. Site Director, Jim Leary, wi...
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OUTING: Visit to excavations at Marden Henge - Th 29 July
1:45 pm, Thursday, 29 July, 2010
English Heritage have started a 6-week archaeological excavation at one of Britain's most important but least understood prehistoric monuments, Marden Henge, near Devizes. The Director, Jim Leary, wil...
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SUMMER SUNDAY TEAS - 1 AUGUST
2:00 pm, Sunday, 01 August, 2010
August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Under the Sea - FULLY BOOKED
11:00 am, Tuesday, 03 August, 2010
Themed art and craft activities for Under 8s.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Batik
11:00 am, Wednesday, 04 August, 2010
Batik, with a marine theme, for over 8s.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Under the Sea
11:00 am, Thursday, 05 August, 2010
Themed art and craft activities for Under 8s. Additional sessions.
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OUTING to the Rollright Stones and Chastleton House
Saturday, 07 August, 2010
An outing to the Rollright Stone Circle and the unspoilt Jacobean Chastleton House in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. Led by David Dawson, Director of the Society.
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SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 8 AUGUST
2:00 pm, Sunday, 08 August, 2010
August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Textiles
11:00 am, Tuesday, 10 August, 2010
Textiles, with a summer theme - for under 8s. Make a cross stitch bookmark, rag rug flowers and fabric collage pictures.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: the History of Brewing
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 August, 2010
An illustrated lecture by Sandra Bates.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Textile Day - FULLY BOOKED
10:00 am, Thursday, 12 August, 2010
Activity for over 8s. This session runs 10am to 3pm.
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SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 15 AUGUST
2:00 pm, Sunday, 15 August, 2010
August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).
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OUTING to Trowbridge
10:45 am, Wednesday, 18 August, 2010
An outing to Trowbridge Museum followed by guided walk around the old town.
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SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 22 AUGUST
2:00 pm, Sunday, 22 August, 2010
August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Treasure Chests
11:00 am, Tuesday, 24 August, 2010
Art and craft activities for Under 8s - create treasure chests filled with your own treasures.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Roman Catapults
11:00 am, Wednesday, 25 August, 2010
Come along and make a Roman catapults - for Over 8s.
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HOLIDAY WORKSHOP - costumes with a dinosaur theme
10:00 am, Thursday, 26 August, 2010
Costume making workshop, with a dinosaur theme.
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SUMMER SUNDAY TEA - 29 AUGUST
2:00 pm, Sunday, 29 August, 2010
August Sundays - visit the Museum (open noon to 4pm) and then enjoy a cup of tea with a cream tea or slice of cake (served 2pm - 4pm).
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY - FILM SHOW
10:00 am, Monday, 30 August, 2010
Bringing back memories of Devizes 40 years ago films presented by Devizes & District Cine and Video Club.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Recent Finds
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 September, 2010
by Katie Hinds, Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire.
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WILTSHIRE WHITE HORSES AND HILL FIGURES FORUM
10:00 am, Saturday, 11 September, 2010
A day of illustrated talks on the chalk figures of Wiltshire.
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FUNDRAISING AUCTION OF PROMISES
2:00 pm, Sunday, 12 September, 2010
Local auctioneer, Alan Aldridge, has kindly agreed to be the auctioneer for this event. Come along and bid for some very special activities, including:
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 18 September, 2010
Activities for 7 to 14 years olds.
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MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT COFFEE MORNING
10:30 am, Monday, 20 September, 2010
A coffee morning fundraiser for MacMillan Cancer Support.
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Family History and Surnames - ANNUAL FUNDRAISING LECTURE
2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 September, 2010
by Professor David Hey, President of the British Association of Local History and retired Professor of Local History at the University of Sheffield.
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CHARITY CLAY SHOOT
10:00 am, Sunday, 26 September, 2010
At Stone Field, Axford, Marlborough, kindly hosted by Ramsbury Estates.
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EVENING LECTURE COURSE: Introduction to Geology: Understanding the Landscape
7:30 pm, Tuesday, 28 September, 2010
FULLY BOOKED. A series of seven lectures and a field trip aimed at introducing geology to everyone, by Isobel Geddes.
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OUTING: Industrial Archaeology in the Mells Valley
Saturday, 02 October, 2010
A walk around Mells, led by Derrick Hunt, to view the fascinating geology and industrial archaeology of this area.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 October, 2010
Activities for 7 to 14 year olds. Today - create your own multimedia interactive.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 October, 2010
of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
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LECTURE - A Wheelbarrow Full of Surprises - a re-evaluation of some early Bronze Age Graves
4:00 pm, Saturday, 09 October, 2010
by John Hunter, Professor of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire Notes and Queries
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 October, 2010
By local and family historian, Barbara Fuller.
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AUTUMN PLANT SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 23 October, 2010
Books, gifts, plants and cakes and more....
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WHITE HORSE WALK
11:00 am, Sunday, 24 October, 2010
A lunchtime walk and talk to see two of Wiltshire's white horses.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Halloween
11:00 am, Tuesday, 26 October, 2010
Halloween themed activities for under 6s (must be accompanied).
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Norman Adventures
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 October, 2010
Themed art and craft activities for over 6s
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Kaleidoscopes and colour
11:00 am, Thursday, 28 October, 2010
Themed art and craft activities for over 6s.
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FAMILY DAY: The Victorians
11:00 am, Sunday, 31 October, 2010
The day is ideal for children who are studying the Victorians or old toys with lots of fun for everyone from crafts to costumes to role play.
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LECTURE: The Defence of Wessex in the Viking Age
2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 November, 2010
An illustrated lecture by Dr Stuart Brookes exploring the northern frontier of the West Saxon kingdom.
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LUNCHTIME TALK - Sir John Lubbock, 1st Lord Avebury
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 November, 2010
An illustrated lecture by Adrian Green, Director of Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 November, 2010
Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.
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BOOK LAUNCH: West Briton Story
7:00 pm, Friday, 19 November, 2010
by Tom O'Rourke, telling the story of 6th century Rhuadrac.
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LECTURE: Prehistoric Geography
2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 November, 2010
Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Land use in the Solent Drainage System. An illustrated lecture by David Field.
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OUTING: BRITISH MUSEUM EXHIBITION - NEW DATE IN JANUARY TO BE ARRANGED
8:00 am, Tuesday, 23 November, 2010
An Outing to see the British Museum's exhibition 'Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead', which opens on 4 November.
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OEXMANN ART AWARD COMPETITION 2011
Friday, 26 November, 2010
Entries are invited for the eleventh bi-annual Oexmann Art Award Competition.
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
Tuesday, 30 November, 2010
The Museum will be open during most of the festive season:
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LECTURE: Wall Paintings in Wiltshire Chuches
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 December, 2010
In the medieval period every church was covered with wall paintings and in this lecture the Society's new Archivist and Librarian, Dr Ellie Pridgeon, will discuss the themes chosen and why the image o...
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LUNCHTIME TALK - 'that's the way to do it!' The origins of Punch and Judy
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 December, 2010
A talk with puppets - but not a show! by John Girvan.
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YOUNG WANHS
10:15 am, Saturday, 18 December, 2010
Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.
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CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOPS
11:00 am, Monday, 20 December, 2010
Come along and make cards, decorations or wrapping paper for family, friends, or just yourself.
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CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOPS
11:00 am, Tuesday, 21 December, 2010
Come along and make cards, decorations or wrapping paper for family, friends, or just yourself.
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SHOWCASE: Treasures from the Reserve Collection
Thursday, 23 December, 2010
From now until late January there is an opportunity to come and view manuscripts and beautiful watercolour drawings relating to the Museum's Stourhead Collection, which are rarely shown to visitors.
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YOUNG WANHS - January
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 January, 2011
Ancient Greek Archaeology, Architecture, Theatre and Games.
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LECTURE: Gleanings from Wiltshire Parish Registers
2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 January, 2011
Come along and discover the - often less than favourable - comments found in Wiltshire parish registers. By Steven Hobbs, FSA.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Deeper Under Devizes
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 January, 2011
Learn more about Devizes from John Girvan.
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LECTURE: Social Climbing - the Factory as Country House
2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 January, 2011
by Professor Jennifer Tann, author of several books including 'Gloucestershire Woollen Mills' and 'The Development of the Factory'.
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LECTURE: The Marvellous Marden Henge: Recent Work
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 February, 2011
This event is now FULLY BOOKED A lecture by Jim Leary about the excavations at Marden in 2010 and the discovery there of an extraordinarily well-preserved Neolithic building.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Sources for Medieval Wiltshire in the National Archives:
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 February, 2011
The Fine Rolls Project, by Dr Paul Dryburgh of the University of London.
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YOUNG WANHS - February
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 February, 2011
Maritime Archaeology Bus Visit run by Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology.
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LECTURE: Anglo-Saxon Wiltshire: Landscape, Settlement and Society
2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 February, 2011
Simon Draper will present a wide-ranging study of Wiltshire from the end of the Roman period to the Norman Conquest. FULLY BOOKED
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Under 8s
11:00 am, Tuesday, 22 February, 2011
FULLY BOOKED. Egyptian Creations - half-term holiday activities for under 8s.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Over 8s
11:00 am, Wednesday, 23 February, 2011
Egyptian Creations - half-term art and craft activities.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Cave Art
11:00 am, Thursday, 24 February, 2011
Half-term art and craft activities.
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FAMILY DAY: Ancient Britons
11:00 am, Sunday, 27 February, 2011
Linked to the forthcoming BBC series, this Family Day has fun activities for all the family including ...
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YOUNG WANHS - March
10:15 am, Saturday, 05 March, 2011
Flint-knapping workshop led by Karl Lee.
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LECTURE: Medieval Houses as an expression of social status
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 March, 2011
Note this lecture will now be held at Devizes Town Hall - just a short walk from the Museum. Tickets available. This talk by Dr Anthony Amery considers the social and political aspirations of the ...
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Creating a Village Digital Archive
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 March, 2011
Come and find out how a digital archive of Aldbourne was created - an illustrated talk by Joanne Hutchings.
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ANNUAL DINNER
7:00 pm, Friday, 18 March, 2011
With Guest Speaker John Bush, OBE, JP, Lord Lieutenant for Wiltshire.
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OUTING: National Museum of Wales
9:30 am, Tuesday, 22 March, 2011
Ancient Sculptures from Dazu World Heritage Site, China
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Castle Elusive - Exhibition at Calne Heritage Centre
Thursday, 31 March, 2011
An exhibition of the finds from the excavations at Castle Hill, Calne.
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EXHIBITION: Oexmann Art Award Exhibition 2011
9:00 am, Friday, 01 April, 2011
An exhibition of the winning and selected entries from this biennial art competition for Wiltshire artists.
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YOUNG WANHS: April
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 April, 2011
Natural History Art
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring Creations
11:00 am, Tuesday, 12 April, 2011
Spring themed activities for under 6s - create collage mirror frames, door hangings and bookmarks.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: King Stephen and Empress Matilda: Cousins in Conflict
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 April, 2011
An illustrated talk by Jane Tozer.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring Creations
11:15 am, Thursday, 14 April, 2011
Spring themed workshops for Over 6s - create a collage mirror frame, sewn bookmarks and magnets inspired by spring wildlife.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter Workshop
11:00 am, Tuesday, 19 April, 2011
Workshop with an Easter theme for under 6s - make Easter cards, bunnies and chicks and Easter baskets.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter Workshop
11:15 am, Thursday, 21 April, 2011
Easter themed craft workshops for Over 6s - including making felt Easter bags and pop up cards.
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MUSEUM OPEN EVENING - TRADITIONAL MUSIC EVENING: Wiltshire Folk (Old and New)
7:30 pm, Thursday, 21 April, 2011
An informal evening of traditional Wiltshire folk tunes and songs (with a couple of modern/premiere pieces)played by experienced folk musicians (Fiddle, guitar, voice, recorder and flute).
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EASTER WEEKEND OPENING HOURS
9:00 am, Friday, 22 April, 2011
The Museum will be open over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend:
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LECTURE SERIES: 900 Years of Wiltshire Churches (c1000 - c1900)
7:30 pm, Tuesday, 26 April, 2011
A series of six lectures (and Saturday outing) aimed at introducing church art and architecture to everyone, by Dr Ellie Pridgeon.
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900 Years of Wiltshire Churches - Display of Archival and Library material
Tuesday, 26 April, 2011
There is a small display of photographs, books and documents from the Archive & Library relating to churches in Wiltshire (c.1000-c.1900) on display in the Long Room. The display is to coincide w...
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MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND
9:00 am, Friday, 29 April, 2011
The Museum will be open on the May Bank Holiday weekend:
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OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain
1:30 pm, Saturday, 30 April, 2011
A walk to Lidbury Camp, led by former County Archaeologist Roy Canham.
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OUTING: Eton College and Dorney Court
8:00 am, Wednesday, 04 May, 2011
A coach outing to the medieval manor of Dorney Court, Eton College and the Museum of Eton Life.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Treasures from the Archive
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 May, 2011
An illustrated talk by Sarah Harris showcasing the highlights of the extensive and diverse collection in the Archive and Library, with examples of some of the oldest and most recent additions to the c...
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YOUNG WANHS: May
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 May, 2011
Pottery workshop with a Natural History theme led by Geri Francis.
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LECTURE SERIES: Introduction to Experimental Archaeology
7:30 pm, Wednesday, 18 May, 2011
an 8-week evening lecture course (plus Saturday workshop), led by Katy Whitaker.
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HENGE HOPPER
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011
Stonehenge Avebury Bus - the best way to see the World Heritage Site.
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EXHIBITION: The Collecting Bug
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011
A display of personal collections.
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EXHIBITION: Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex
10:00 am, Saturday, 28 May, 2011
An exhibition of works by Rob Pountney, Dave Gunning and David Inshaw, depicting the spectacular landscapes and ancient archaeological sites that feature in the novels and poems of Thomas Hardy.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Landscapes
11:00 am, Tuesday, 31 May, 2011
Be inspired by our exciting new Exhibition Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Dramatic Landscapes
11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 June, 2011
Be inspired by our exciting new Exhibition, Landscapes of Thomas Hardy's Wessex.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Let's Print!
11:00 am, Thursday, 02 June, 2011
To celebrate National Family Week, bring your family and take part in our landscapes printing activity.
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The Frome Hoard and the Work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme: A Licence to Loot or Archaeological Rescue?
8:00 pm, Monday, 06 June, 2011
by Roger Bland, Head of the Portable Antiquities Scheme, British Museum. The Museum Lecture as part of the Devizes Festival.
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Stonehenge - special access tour inside the stones
8:45 pm, Monday, 06 June, 2011
An opportunity to walk amongst the stones - hopefully enjoying a summer sunset - led by our Director, David Dawson. An unexpected opportunity to join a group on a special tour - only a few tickets ava...
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OUTING: Evening Walk at Stonehenge I
8:45 pm, Wednesday, 08 June, 2011
An opportunity to walk amongst the stones - hopefully enjoying a summer sunset - led by our Director, David Dawson.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Latin for Local Historians
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 June, 2011
An illustrated talk by Claire Skinner of the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.
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OUTING: Private View of Constable and Salisbury Exhibition
6:30 pm, Thursday, 09 June, 2011
An opportunity to view the exhibition taking place at Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, and learn more about it from a member of the exhibition staff.
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YOUNG WANHS: June
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 June, 2011
Geology Experiments and Activities led by Elizabeth Devon from the Wiltshire Geology Group.
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EXHIBITION: Devizes District Great War
12:00 am, Saturday, 18 June, 2011
EXTENDED TO 17 July A new exhibition telling the stories of some of the soldiers who fell in the First World War.
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PLANT AND GENERAL SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 18 June, 2011
Raising funds for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum
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OUTING: Hartham Park and Corsham
10:00 am, Tuesday, 21 June, 2011
An all day own car outing to visit Hartham Park and Corsham, including the Hungerford Almshouses.
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LECTURE: The Great War: Devizes District Soldiers
7:30 pm, Thursday, 30 June, 2011
A lecture for those who would like to find out more about the local men who gave their lives in the Great War, by Wiltshire based author, Richard Broadhead.
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OUTING: Tyntesfield
8:30 am, Tuesday, 05 July, 2011
An all day coach outing to the gothic revivial extravaganza that is Tyntesfield.
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YOUNG WANHS: July - Aztec and Incas
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 July, 2011
Break codes, create Aztec and Inca inspired art and more ...
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DEVIZES FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL: Fair Trade
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 July, 2011
A talk by Jacky Thomas of 'Sustainable Devizes'.
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DEVIZES FOOD AND DRINK FESTIVAL: Eat British Pork
2:30 pm, Sunday, 10 July, 2011
a talk by Cameron Naughton
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OUTING: Evening Walk at Stonehenge 2
8:30 pm, Wednesday, 13 July, 2011
An opportunity to walk amongst the stones - and hopefully enjoy a summer sunset - led by our Director, David Dawson.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: John Piper: An Artist in Wiltshire
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 July, 2011
A talk about John Piper’s Wiltshire landscape and building paintings, including a unique insight into the archival material held by the Museum relating to the artist, by Dr Ellie Pridgeon, Archivist a...
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Archaeology Field Group (AFG) events
9:00 am, Thursday, 14 July, 2011
Events and activities for those interested in practical archaeology.
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OUTING: Geology and Landscape walk around the Fyfield Down SSSI
10:30 am, Saturday, 16 July, 2011
An opportunity to learn more about this fascinating landscape with Peter Keene, formerly senior lecturer in Geomorpology at Oxford Brooks University.
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FAMILY DAY: Medieval Devizes
11:00 am, Sunday, 17 July, 2011
There's more to medieval times than castles and knights in shining armour. Come to our Family Day to find out more.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Prehistoric Art and Animals
11:00 am, Tuesday, 26 July, 2011
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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OUTING: Bradford on Avon
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 July, 2011
An opportunity to visit the Museum and have a guided tour of this historic town with local historians Pam and Ivor Slocombe.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Prehistoric Art and Animals
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 July, 2011
Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 July. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Ancient Myths, Gods and Goddesses
11:00 am, Tuesday, 02 August, 2011
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Ancient Myths, Gods and Goddesses
11:00 am, Wednesday, 03 August, 2011
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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OUTING: Science Museum, Wroughton
10:45 am, Tuesday, 09 August, 2011
The Science Museum at Wroughton is home to the Science Museum’s large-object store and its Library and Archive. This outing is a special opportunity to view the collections stored there.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Invaders and Raiders
11:00 am, Tuesday, 09 August, 2011
Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Castle Elusive: Excavations at Castle Hill, Calne
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Find out more about the recent excavations at Castle Hill, Calne, learn more about what was discovered and whether the castle was actually located.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Invaders and Raiders
11:00 am, Thursday, 11 August, 2011
Tuesday 9 and Thursday 11 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Arty Adventures
11:00 am, Tuesday, 16 August, 2011
Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Arty Adventures
11:00 am, Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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CANCELLED - YOUNG WANHS: August - Mask Making for Devizes Carnival Parade
10:15 am, Saturday, 20 August, 2011
Work with a professional artist to create an amazing mask to wear as part of the Museum's entry into Devizes Carnival Parade.
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OUTING: Dorchester and Dorset County Museum
8:00 am, Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
An all day coach outing taking in Puddletown Church, the Dorset County Museum, a walk around Dorchester and, if time allows, a drive around the Poundbury development.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: All About Archaeology
11:00 am, Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: All About Archaeology
11:00 am, Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Tuesday 23 and Wednesday 24 August. Two sessions per day – 11am to 12.30pm suitable for under 7s and 1.30pm to 3.00pm suitable for ages 8 and over.
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BANK HOLIDAY FILM SHOW
10:00 am, Monday, 29 August, 2011
Local films by Devizes and District Cine and Video Club will be shown throughout the day.
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AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES
10:00 am, Monday, 29 August, 2011
The Museum will be open 10am to 5pm today and entry is FREE.
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EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club, an exhibition of photographic works by members
10:00 am, Tuesday, 30 August, 2011
This exhibition is a showcase for Devizes Camera Club, providing an opportunity for both new and experienced photographers to show their work to the public.
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OUTING: World War I Practice Trenches and Sidbury Hillfort on Salisbury Plain
1:00 pm, Saturday, 03 September, 2011
Led by Richard Osgood, the MOD archaeological advisor, an opportunity to see World War I practice trenches and areas of Salisbury Plain not normally open to the public.
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YOUNG WANHS: September - Trip to East Farm, Winterbourne Monkton
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 September, 2011
Laura Cooper will be leading this session, where we will be able to learn about life on a dairy farm, see the cows being milked and help to feed the calves, amongst other activities.
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Stonehenge - special access tour inside the stones
6:30 pm, Monday, 12 September, 2011
Led by David Dawson (Director of the Society) this hour long tour will provide an opportunity to find out about the circle and learn about how it was constructed..
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Salisbury Cathedral: a history
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 September, 2011
an illustrated talk by Jon Cannon, University of Bristol.
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FUNDRAISING LECTURE: Searching for the Gleam: Despair and Optimism in the 1930s
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2011
Our 2011 Fundraising Lecture is being given by Juliet Gardiner, who may be familiar to many of you from programmes such as the 1940s House.
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CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES charity Christmas Shop
Wednesday, 05 October, 2011
Come to the Museum this year to buy Christmas cards from more than 25 national and local charities in Devizes. FREE ENTRY.
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AGM AND LECTURE
2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 October, 2011
The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will be taking place at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday 8 October. Start time 2.30pm. Following the AGM there wil...
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YOUNG WANHS: Geology Games
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 October, 2011
Learn more about the Earth and natural hazards through fun activities with rocks and fossils.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire and Bristol Ships in the 15th Century
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 October, 2011
an illustrated talk about the maritime activities of Wiltshire and Bristol shipping in the fifteenth century, including two examples of Wiltshire involvement, by Tim Bowly, University of the West of E...
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LECTURE: The Country House System of the 19th and Early 20th Century
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 October, 2011
A lecture by Professor F M L Thompson. Everyone is familiar with the fictionalised version of country house living from programmes such as Gosford Park, but what was the significance of these ...
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CRAFTS FOR CHRISTMAS
10:00 am, Saturday, 15 October, 2011
A display by local craftspeople and artists - with an opportunity to purchase something different this Christmas.
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AUTUMN SALE - Raising Funds for the Museum
10:00 am, Saturday, 22 October, 2011
Come along and find an early Christmas present amongst the plants, produce, gifts and books available.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Spooky Spells
11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2011
Be inspired by some of the Museum's oddest objects!
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Mythical Creatures
11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2011
To celebrate The Big Draw, join us and learn lots of different ways of drawing without using a pencil.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Rock Detectives
11:00 am, Thursday, 27 October, 2011
Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities.
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LECTURE: West Country Carriers and Stage Coaches
2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 October, 2011
before and after Turnpiking 1640-1780, by Dorian Gerhold.
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FAMILY DAY: Romans vs Celts
11:00 am, Sunday, 30 October, 2011
It's AD43 and the Roman armies have invaded Britain. Join us at the Museum for an action-packed day, and find out how the Celtic Warriors responded to the invasion. Which side will you take? Try yo...
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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2011
9:45 am, Saturday, 05 November, 2011
A day long symposium on the industrial archaeology of Wiltshire.
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WINTER EXHIBITION: The Past is Another Country: an Exhibition by the Elementals Art Group
10:00 am, Saturday, 05 November, 2011
Artwork inspired by the pre-history of Wiltshire.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Over the Border:An introduction to the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society's collection CANCELLED
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 November, 2011
together with a discussion of its Library and Archive Collection, by Gloucester Archaeological Association).
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HEART OF A VILLAGE
10:00 am, Thursday, 10 November, 2011
A display in the Archive and Library of photographs and artefacts from our own collection and the Aldbourne village archive.
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LECTURE: Wiltshire's Place in England's Agrarian History
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2011
A lecture by Professor John Chartres
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YOUNG WANHS: The Vicious Vikings and Scary Saxon
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 November, 2011
Join our re-enactors and discover more about Viking and Saxon life and weapons. Make your own rune and shield to take home.
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LECTURE: Village Church Music and Musicians in 18th Century Wessex
2:30 pm, Saturday, 26 November, 2011
A lecture by Dr Alan Dodge.
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS
Thursday, 01 December, 2011
The Museum will be OPEN Wednesday 28, Thursday 29 and Friday 30 December, 10am to 5pm.
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JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM - FULLY BOOKED
10:00 pm, Thursday, 01 December, 2011
While the Museum sleeps - an evening of mysterious, strange, weird and wonderful objects and stories! 10pm until after midnight.
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LECTURE: The Stonehenge Landscape Project - FULLY BOOKED
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 December, 2011
Recent Analytical survey and investigation in the World Heritage Site, by David Field.
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YOUNG WANHS: Tudor Christmas - CANCELLED
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 December, 2011
Unfortunately we have had to cancel this event. However, our Holiday Activities will still be taking place.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: St Francis of Assisi and the First Christmas Crib
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 December, 2011
an illustrated talk by Vanessa Cash, University of Bristol.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Make your own wintery crafts
11:00 am, Tuesday, 20 December, 2011
Be inspired by our Crafts for Christmas exhibition and make your own wintery crafts - the perfect Christmas present!
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: a Victorian Christmas
11:00 am, Wednesday, 21 December, 2011
Step back in time and find out more about Christmas for the Victorians. See festive objects from our collections and try your hand at creating Victorian arts and crafts.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Treasures from the Archive: A Wall Painting at Highworth Church
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
Wall painting experts Dr Ellie Pridgeon and Roger Rosewell, describe the recent discovery of the Highworth mural tracing at Wiltshire Heritage Museum, and their subsequent research on Highworth Church...
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EXHIBITION: Landscape with Stones: paintings and woodcuts by Nick Schlee
Saturday, 14 January, 2012
An exhibition of oil paintings and woodcuts by British landscape artist Nick Schlee, focusing on Avebury and the Ridgeway.
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ORAL HISTORY: Story of Devizes
10:30 am, Saturday, 14 January, 2012
Do you have any stories about Devizes and its history? Do you have any objects that are relevant to the Story of Devizes? Would you like to share your memories, or perhaps tell us why the town ...
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ORAL HISTORY: Story of Devizes
10:30 am, Thursday, 19 January, 2012
Do you have any stories about Devizes and its history? Do you have any objects that are relevant to the Story of Devizes? Would you like to share your memories, or perhaps tell us why the town ...
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LECTURE: The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowman
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 January, 2012
An illustrated lecture by Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology.
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VOLUNTEERING OPEN MORNING
10:00 am, Tuesday, 24 January, 2012
If you are interested in volunteering and would like to find out what's on offer, come and meet our Volunteer Co-ordinator and Assistant Curator, Heather Ault.
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ORAL HISTORY: Story of Devizes
10:30 am, Thursday, 26 January, 2012
Do you have any stories about Devizes and its history? Do you have any objects that are relevant to the Story of Devizes? Would you like to share your memories, or perhaps tell us why the town ...
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LECTURE: The Restoration of Historic Buildings in Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 28 January, 2012
by Colin Johns, architect and Architectural Adviser to the Wiltshire Historic Buildings Trust
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EXHIBITION: Detecting Wiltshire's Past
10:00 am, Saturday, 28 January, 2012
Finds by the Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club, recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Awakening the Blade: a practical approach to the study of Medieval sword-play
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 February, 2012
a demonstration by Dr Rob Jones of the Roman Baths Museum, Bath.
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POSTPONED: YOUNG WANHS: How to Survive a Nuclear War!
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 February, 2012
We regret we have had to postpone this event - we will post here the rearranged date.
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LECTURE: The Lacock Archive
2:30 pm, Saturday, 11 February, 2012
by Steven Hobbs FSA, Archivist at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: Art and Archaeology
11:00 am, Tuesday, 14 February, 2012
Inspired by the new Nick Schlee exhibition? Come along and make replicas of some of Wiltshire's most famous archaeological features.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: Toys and Games
11:00 am, Wednesday, 15 February, 2012
Come and explore the origins of some of our most well known toys and games, and make your own replicas to take home.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Rock Detectives
11:00 am, Thursday, 16 February, 2012
Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities and find out what it was like to be there.
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FAMILY DAY: SAXONS AND VIKINGS
11:00 am, Sunday, 19 February, 2012
The Museum will soon be home to a new piece of gold treasure - an Anglo Saxon sword pommel cap. Join us to find out more about it and other Saxon and Viking weapons. Try your hand at crafts from the...
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CANCELLED LECTURE: The Romans Who Shaped Britain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 February, 2012
We regret to advise that this lecture by Sam Moorhead has been cancelled. We hope to arrange a new date for later in the year.
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FULLY BOOKED - JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
9:30 pm, Friday, 02 March, 2012
While the Museum sleeps - an evening of mysterious, strange, weird and wonderful objects and stories! 9.30pm until after midnight.
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LECTURE: The Stonehenge Landscape Project
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 March, 2012
Recent Analytical survey and investigation in the World Heritage Site, by David Field.
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YOUNG WANHS: Life in Roman Britain
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 March, 2012
Take part in a drill led by Lucius the Legionary and receive a diploma.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Channels to the Past: The Salisbury Drainage Collection
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
Peter will explore the history of Salisbury's water courses, and examine the 'Drainage Collection' which led to the establishment of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.
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EVENING LECTURE: The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowman
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 March, 2012
Another opportunity to hear this excellent lecture by Andrew Fitzpatrick of Wessex Archaeology. Early booking recommended.
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LECTURE: John Aubrey: Wiltshire Antiquary
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 March, 2012
by Professor Michael Hunter FBA, recently retired Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London.
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FUNDRAISING LECTURE: History and its Neighbours
2:30 pm, Saturday, 31 March, 2012
by Professor Lord Briggs (Asa Briggs), perhaps the best-known living historian in Britain. This fundraising lecture is for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring and Easter Themed Craft activities
11:00 am, Tuesday, 03 April, 2012
Decorate china plates with spring designs and other Easter themed craft activities - for under 8s.
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EASTER OPENING TIMES
10:00 am, Tuesday, 03 April, 2012
The Museum and Archive and Library will be open over the Easter weekend.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Spring and Easter Themed Craft Activities
11:00 am, Wednesday, 04 April, 2012
Decorate china plates with spring designs and other Easter themed craft activities - for over 8s.
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EASTER HOLIDAY MONDAY: Spring Crafts Activities
12:00 pm, Monday, 09 April, 2012
Butterflies, Bugs and Spring Flowers. Drop in sessions - all ages welcome.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: What Makes Devizes Special?
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 April, 2012
An illustrated lecture by our former Librarian, Dr Lorna Haycock.
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SPECIAL LUNCHTIME TALK: Prehistoric Wiltshire: new gallery at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum
1:00 pm, Thursday, 12 April, 2012
A briefing about our Heritage Lottery Funded project by David Dawson, Director.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Portraits from the Past
11:00 am, Friday, 13 April, 2012
Create textile portraits based on characters from history.
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YOUNG WANHS: Trip to East Farm CANCELLED
10:00 am, Saturday, 14 April, 2012
This activity has been CANCELLED.
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EVENING LECTURE SERIES: Britain's Cold War: A Disappearing Legacy
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 18 April, 2012
A 6-week lecture course (plus outings) exploring the continuing legacy of the Cold War.
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OUTING: Cricklade (North Meadow and churches)
11:30 am, Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
The only town in Wiltshire on the Thames, Cricklade can trace its origins at least as far as the Iron Age. This outing will include a visit to North Meadow, home to the Snake's head fritillary.
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GUIDED WALK - Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 April, 2012
"A tale of two villages" a guided tour of Alton Barnes and Priors. Wednesday 25th April, 23rd May, 27th June, and 25th July. Local Historian David Carson is leading local history walks of Alton Barne...
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OUTING: ARCHAEOLOGICAL WALK ON SALISBURY PLAIN
1:30 pm, Saturday, 28 April, 2012
An outing to Church Pits, near Greenland Camp on Orcheston Down.
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EXHIBITION: The Story of Devizes
10:00 am, Saturday, 28 April, 2012
Exhibition will close 11 November 2012. Devizes is a busy market town at the heart of Wiltshire. This exhibition tells the story of the town's history and development, using objects from the Museums...
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Wiltshire Lands bought for an Oxford College
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 09 May, 2012
by Dr Angela Smith.
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YOUNG WANHS: Crime Scene Investigation: Iron Age Bog Body
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 May, 2012
Examine the evidence and clues to discover whether the Bog Body was a victim of an accident, a sacrifice or a murder!
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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: For Kids Only
7:30 pm, Friday, 18 May, 2012
A spooky evening run by John Girvan. Explore the Museum in the dark with mysterious stories and weird objects. What happens here after all the curators have gone home!? Remember to bring a torch. ...
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MAY GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 23 May, 2012
"A tale of two villages" guided tours of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors by Local Historian David Carson, throughout the summer.
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DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: Devizes before the Town: The Roundway Warrior, Roman Villa and Saxon Princess
7:30 pm, Thursday, 24 May, 2012
by David Dawson, Director, Wiltshire Heritage Museum. The town of Devizes grew up around the Norman castle. But Devizes has a fascinating history stretching back into the time of Avebury and ...
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SPRING SALE: raising funds for the Museum
10:00 am, Saturday, 26 May, 2012
Books, bric-a-brac, plants, presents, tombola, refreshments.
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EVENING WALKS AMONGST THE STONES AT STONEHENGE - 31 May
7:45 pm, Thursday, 31 May, 2012
An opportunity to get close to the stones and learn more about the monument and the surrounding landscape.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Medieval Devizes
11:00 am, Wednesday, 06 June, 2012
Activities inspired by our Story of Devizes exhibition. Come along and make Castle cutouts, medieval seals, swords and shields ...
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN: Medieval Devizes
11:00 am, Thursday, 07 June, 2012
Design and constuct a Norman castle model.
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COACH OUTING: Savill Gardens and Strawberry Hill House
8:30 am, Tuesday, 12 June, 2012
An all day outing to one of Britain's greatest ornamental gardens and then to the Georgian Gothic 'castle' created by Horace Walpole.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Devizes in World War II
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 June, 2012
Dad’s Army, ARP wardens and evacuees - this is the picture of the Home Front in World War II. But how did the war impact on the town?
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EXHIBITION: Ravilious and Wiltshire’s White Horses – a pop-up exhibition
Saturday, 23 June, 2012
Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) was one of the leading artists of the 1930’s, who captured the essence of the English landscape in his stunning watercolours. No landscape inspired him more than the chalk d...
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JUNE GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 27 June, 2012
"A tale of two villages" guided tours of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors by Local Historian David Carson, throughout the summer.
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COACH OUTING: Gold - Power and Allure: 4500 years of gold treasures from across Britain
8:30 am, Tuesday, 03 July, 2012
Coach outing to the exhibition at Goldsmiths' Hall, London.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Uncovering your Ancestors at the Science Museum Library and Archive
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 11 July, 2012
An illustrated talk by Doug Stimson and John Underwood from the Science Museum, Wroughton.
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DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: The Siege of Devizes and the Battle of Roundway Down
7:30 pm, Thursday, 12 July, 2012
by Robin Hodges. This talk will unfold a story of intrigue, secret agents, cowardice and incredible bravery in 17th century Devizes.
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FAMILY DAY: Civil War
11:00 am, Sunday, 15 July, 2012
Come face to face with Civil War soldiers (from the Sealed Knot), take part in a pike drill and try 17th century craft activities, including herb bags, windmill toys and clay face jugs.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Georgian Devizes
11:00 am, Tuesday, 24 July, 2012
Themed activities for children throughout the holidays - today Georgian Devizes.
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JULY GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 25 July, 2012
"A tale of two villages" guided tours of Alton Barnes and Alton Priors by Local Historian David Carson, throughout the summer.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Georgian Devizes
11:00 am, Wednesday, 25 July, 2012
Themed activities for children throughout the holidays, today Georgian Devizes for over 8s.
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DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: The Medieval Beginnings of Devizes: Demolishing a Myth
7:30 pm, Thursday, 26 July, 2012
by Tim Tatton Brown. In this talk, Tim will look again at the medieval beginnings of Devizes.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Step Back in Time
11:00 am, Tuesday, 31 July, 2012
Themed activities for children throughout the holidays - today Step Back in Time for Under 8s.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Step Back in Time
11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 August, 2012
Themed activities for children throughout the holidays - today step back in time for over 8s.
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STONEHENGE FAMILY ACTIVITY
10:15 am, Monday, 06 August, 2012
Visit Stonehenge for a family activity filled walk around the landscape led by the National Trust.
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CANCELLED COACH OUTING: Down Farm and Milton Abbas Abbey
8:30 am, Tuesday, 07 August, 2012
We are sorry but we have had to cancel this outing.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Greek Olympics
11:00 am, Tuesday, 07 August, 2012
Themed activities throughout the holidays - today Greek themed games for under 8s.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Metal Detecting - Saving Wiltshire's Heritage
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 08 August, 2012
The August lunchtime talk will be given by Dave Crisp, finder of the Frome Hoard and member of the Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Greek Olympics
11:00 am, Thursday, 09 August, 2012
Themed activities - today it's Greek games for the over 8s.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Colourful Glass
11:00 am, Tuesday, 14 August, 2012
Activities for under 8s - come along and make coloured stained glass using acetate and tissue paper and glass painting.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Colourful Glass
11:00 am, Wednesday, 15 August, 2012
Create glass mosaics to create colourful window hangings - for over 8s.
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OUTING: Stones of Stonehenge Project: visit to Clatford Excavations - 18 August
2:15 pm, Saturday, 18 August, 2012
The Stonehenge Riverside Project Team is investigating a possible henge and a suspected causeway used in the transport of sarsen stone from the Marlborough area to Stonehenge in August.
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OUTING: Stones of Stonehenge Project: visit to Clatford Excavations - 19 August
2:15 pm, Sunday, 19 August, 2012
The Stonehenge Riverside Project Team is investigating a possible henge and a suspected causeway used in the transport of sarsen stone from the Marlborough area to Stonehenge in August.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Under the Sea Dioramas
11:00 am, Tuesday, 21 August, 2012
Holiday activities for under 8s.
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DEVIZES LECTURE SERIES: Devizes Carnival - 100 years of Tradition
7:30 pm, Wednesday, 22 August, 2012
by Dave Buxton. 2012 is the 100th year of Devizes Carnival. Dave will trace the history of the Carnival from its beginnings as a fundraiser for Devizes Hospital to the major event that it has...
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Summer Holiday Activities: Textile Day
11:00 am, Wednesday, 22 August, 2012
Come along and make rag rugs, cross stitch, felt making and silk painting.
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EVENING WALK AMONGST THE STONES AT STONEHENGE - 23 August
7:30 pm, Thursday, 23 August, 2012
An opportunity to get close to the stones and learn more about the monument and the surrounding landscape.
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EVENING WALK AMONGST THE STONES AT STONEHENGE - 23 August FULLY BOOKED
7:30 pm, Thursday, 23 August, 2012
An opportunity to get close to the stones and learn more about the monument and the surrounding landscape.
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AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING TIMES
10:30 am, Monday, 27 August, 2012
The Museum will be open 10am to 5pm. Entry will be free, although as a charity receiving little public funding, donations would be very welcome. The Devizes Video Club will be showing films of the a...
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DEVIZES CARNIVAL ANNUAL AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY FILM SHOW
10:30 am, Monday, 27 August, 2012
For the 7th year the Devizes Video Club and Wiltshire Heritage Museum are putting on a one day special programme of cine films. They we...
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Summer Holiday Activities: Paper Making and Book Craft
11:00 am, Tuesday, 28 August, 2012
Themed art and craft activities - today for under 8s.
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Summer Holiday Activities: Paper Making and Book Craft
11:00 am, Wednesday, 29 August, 2012
Themed art and craft activities - today for over 8s.
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VISIT: IRELAND'S ARCHAEOLOGY
Friday, 07 September, 2012
A chance to visit some of Ireland's most important archaeological sites in Dublin and the surrounding area - ranging from the Neolithic tomb complexes of Newgrange, through medieval religious sites ...
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Astronomy and the Calendar
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 September, 2012
An illustrated lunchtime talk by John Harris telling of the difficulties encountered by early astronomers developing a calendar that stayed in phase with the seasons.
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SEPTEMBER GUIDED WALK: Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 19 September, 2012
Due to popular demand an extra evening guided walk "A tale of two villages" by Local Historian David Carson has been arranged.
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OUTING: Avebury Manor and the Anglo-Saxon Village
9:45 am, Saturday, 22 September, 2012
A guided tour of Avebury Manor, followed by a walk around the village of Avebury and surroundings to look at the Anglo-Saxon village layout, the site of the Abbey, the recently discovered ice house an...
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OUTING: Stroudwater River Textile Mills
1:45 pm, Wednesday, 26 September, 2012
Visit sites in Gloucestershire associated with the woollen industry, including the 18th century Dunkirk Mill.
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Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 October, 2012
The AGM of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society will take place on Saturday 6 October 2012 at Devizes Town Hall, commencing at 2.30pm.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Snippets from the Society's History: an insight into WANHS past
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 10 October, 2012
An illustrated talk by Diann Barnett
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Young WANHS: Remembering the Great War
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 October, 2012
Join historian Richard Broadhead, see objects from World War I and learn why it is important to remember the War.
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FUNDRAISING SALE
10:00 am, Saturday, 20 October, 2012
Please do come along and help raise funds for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.
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FUNDRAISING EVENT: Evening of English Harp Music at Cloatley Manor
6:30 pm, Saturday, 20 October, 2012
An evening of English Harp music spanning 2,000 years of musical style, played by professional harpist, John Dalton. Includes a tour of the Manor, buffet supper and wine. A fundraising event held join...
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EXHIBITION: Fantastic Fossils
Wednesday, 24 October, 2012
Fantastic Fossils - a Fun Exhibition for all the Family On show in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery from now until 24 February 2013.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Village Reading Rooms in Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 27 October, 2012
by Ivor Slocombe. Find out more about the village reading rooms of Wiltshire, why they were built and the activities they hosted.
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EXHIBITION: Ancient Wiltshire: Photographs by Pete Glastonbury
12:00 am, Sunday, 28 October, 2012
Stunning photographs capturing the mystery of Wiltshire's ancient monuments and landscapes. Open in the Museum's Art Gallery from now until Sunday 3 February 2013.
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HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS - Under 8s - SOLD OUT
11:00 am, Tuesday, 30 October, 2012
Halloween Mobiles, Spooky Painting, Cats and Cauldrons.
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HALLOWEEN WORKSHOPS - all ages
11:00 am, Wednesday, 31 October, 2012
FULLY BOOKED. Halloween Mobiles, Spooky Painting, Cats and Cauldrons.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Rock Detectives (session for under 7s)
11:00 am, Thursday, 01 November, 2012
FULLY BOOKED. Be a Rock Detective: Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY - Rock Detectives (session for over 7s)
1:30 pm, Thursday, 01 November, 2012
FULLY BOOKED. Be a Rock Detective: Discover more about rocks and fossils through a variety of activities.
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THE MAMMOTH DRAW - FAMILY DAY
11:00 am, Sunday, 04 November, 2012
Find your creative side and explore new ways of drawing. Take part in the world's biggest celebration of drawing and be inspired by our Fantastic Fossil exhibition - from dinosaurs to woolly mammoths...
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YOUNG WANHS: Lantern Making
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 November, 2012
Make a lantern and take part in the Devizes Christmas Festival on 30 November. Parents are welcome to stay and join in the fun.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Stories from the Dark Ages - Meet the Ancestors - revisited
2:30 pm, Saturday, 10 November, 2012
Now SOLD OUT By Julian Richards. Find out more about the sites features in the Meet the Ancestors series and subsequent discoveries.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: The Museum's Art Collection
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
An illustrated talk by Bill Perry. The Museum holds an extensive art collection, but little can be displayed.
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DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan
7:30 pm, Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
ADDITIONAL DATE - After dark tours of the scary places of the town!
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JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
9:30 pm, Friday, 16 November, 2012
An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For over 18s only!
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JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Family Event
7:00 pm, Friday, 23 November, 2012
An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For 7 - 14 year olds.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Eric Ravilious and the White Horses of Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 November, 2012
FULLY BOOKED. Find out more about English Watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) who was inspired by the countryside of southern Britain. by James Russell.
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CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES
12:00 am, Thursday, 06 December, 2012
The Museum and Archive & Library will be closed during the Festive Period. See below for details:
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Ela of Lacock and other Wiltshire Nuns
2:30 pm, Saturday, 08 December, 2012
by Dr Virginia Bainbridge. Find out more about Ela, Countess of Salisbury who founded Lacock Abbey in 1229.
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LUNCHTIME TALK: Wiltshire's Prisons
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 12 December, 2012
An illustrated talk by John Girvan looking at the lockups, cells, prisons and houses of correction in the county.
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DEVIZES GHOST WALK FOR CHRISTMAS with John Girvan
7:30 pm, Thursday, 13 December, 2012
After dark tours of the scary places of the town!
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YOUNG WANHS: Victorian Christmas - for all the family
10:15 am, Saturday, 15 December, 2012
Find out about Victorian Christmas and create Victorian style decorations, as well as beautiful glass tree ornaments using a mosaic and painting techniques. Parents and younger and older brothers a...
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Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group - Social evening
7:00 pm, Thursday, 20 December, 2012
Come and meet the Experts - Yatesbury Social Event
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MUSEUM OPEN - Sunday 30 December
12:00 pm, Sunday, 30 December, 2012
Open Sunday 30 December noon to 4pm.
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MUSEUM OPEN - Tuesday 1 January
12:00 pm, Tuesday, 01 January, 2013
The Museum is open Tuesday 1 January noon to 4pm.
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YOUNG WANHS: Introduction to Archaeology
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 January, 2013
For new and existing members a chance to find out about excavating and recording archaeological objects, plus ...
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WILTSHIRE ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD GROUP
10:00 am, Thursday, 24 January, 2013
Our Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group carries out excavations and fieldwork in Wiltshire including geophysical survey, ground survey and field-walking.
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SOLD OUT : SATURDAY LECTURE: Wiltshire Landowners in 1066
2:30 pm, Saturday, 26 January, 2013
A lecture by Dr Chris Lewis, explains who owned Wiltshire in 1066 and suggests what happened to them when the Normans came!
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DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan
7:00 pm, Friday, 01 February, 2013
This event, organised and led by John Girvan, will tour some of the ghostly spots of the town. Meeting place Devizes Market Place, 7pm.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: The Medieval Cistercian Abbey at Stanley and its Impact on the Region
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 February, 2013
SOLD OUT. Nothing today survives of Stanley Abbey (near Chippenham) but Dr Graham Brown will talk about the Abbey, the Cistercians and their methods of managing their lands.
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YOUNG WANHS: Rock Detectives
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2013
Be a Rock Detective: learn about rocks and fossils through a variety of experiments and practical activities.
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EXHIBITION: MEASURING THE LAND
10:00 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2013
Crop Circles, maths and landscape: youth project documentary exhibition and hands on family activities. Exhibition runs from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 February.
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FREE ENTRY TO THE MUSEUM DURING FEBRUARY HALF TERM
10:00 am, Saturday, 09 February, 2013
Saturday 9 February to Sunday 17 February. Lots to see and do at the Museum this week ...
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Dinosaurs
11:00 am, Tuesday, 12 February, 2013
Dinosaur themed crafts - come and see our Fantastic Fossils exhibition and be inspired. Make Mammoth inspired brooches, fossil fabrics and bags and more.
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Crafty Cards
11:00 am, Wednesday, 13 February, 2013
Come along and make a card for your Valentine, or a pop-up card, try quilling, or make a card just for fun.
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HALF-TERM WORKSHOP: Their Past - My Present,
10:15 am, Thursday, 14 February, 2013
A junior genealogy workshop for 7-11 year olds interested in finding out about their family history. Workshop runs from 10.15am to 12.45pm.
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GOING IN CIRCLES - FAMILY WORKSHOP
11:00 am, Sunday, 17 February, 2013
Have fun with geometry, mini-crop circles, face-painting and more ...
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SOLD OUT: SATURDAY LECTURE: Stonehenge: Results of New Research
2:30 pm, Saturday, 23 February, 2013
by Prof Mike Parker Pearson, who will be presenting the latest scientific results from laboratory analysis following a decade of fieldwork in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
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JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
9:30 pm, Friday, 01 March, 2013
An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For over 18s only!
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CANCELLED: SATURDAY LECTURE: Climate Change, Epidemic Disease and History: the Case of the Black Death
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 March, 2013
Unfortunately we have had to cancel this lecture because of ill-health. Our apologies. a lecture by Dr Bruce Campbell reviewing the economic and social consequences of this tragic epidemic.
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YOUNG WANHS: An Egyptian Discovery
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 March, 2013
An investigative session to find out more about Egyptology. Look for clues in the recreated burial to find out who was buried. Then recreate the Egyptian Wall Art picture, learn about the mummificatio...
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CONFERENCE: Archaeology in Wiltshire
9:30 am, Saturday, 16 March, 2013
A Conference exploring recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work. Organised by the Archaeology Field Group of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society...
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EXHIBITION: Operation Nightingale - Time Warriors
10:00 am, Saturday, 16 March, 2013
During the summer of 2012 an excavation organised by the British Army was undertaken at Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain. Find out more about the project, the soldiers and what they discovered ...
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DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan
7:30 pm, Friday, 22 March, 2013
A tour of some of the ghostly spots of this historic market town. Organised and led by John Girvan.
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EASTER WEEKEND: OPENING TIMES
10:00 am, Wednesday, 27 March, 2013
The Museum will be open over the Easter weekend:
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Crafts
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 March, 2013
Make paper bunting, egg cosies, masks and more! For under 8s
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Crafts
11:00 am, Thursday, 28 March, 2013
Make paper bunting, egg cosies, masks and more! For over 8s.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Colourful Mosaics
11:00 am, Thursday, 04 April, 2013
Themed art and craft activities - make coasters with colourful glass mosaic tiles.
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SAXON FAMILY WORKSHOP
12:00 pm, Sunday, 07 April, 2013
Hands on fun with object handling and crafts. Drop in to the Museum to see the finds from the recent excavation at Barrow Clump. Handle replica Saxon artefacts, take part in Saxon theme art and craf...
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DEVIZES GHOST WALK with John Girvan
7:30 pm, Friday, 12 April, 2013
A tour of some of the ghostly spots of this historic market town. Organised and led by John Girvan.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: The Romans who Shaped Britain
2:30 pm, Saturday, 13 April, 2013
A lecture by Sam Moorhead of the British Museum.
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YOUNG WANHS: Round the Houses
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 April, 2013
See ancient roundhouses being reconstructed and try your hand at make hazel wattle fences and applying chalk cob (daub). Event taking place at Old Sarum.
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COACH OUTING: Archaeological Walk on Salisbury Plain
1:30 pm, Saturday, 20 April, 2013
Roy Canham will be leading a walk to see the landscape surrounding the Romano-British settlement on Chapperton Down.
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A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Thursday, 25 April, 2013
Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.
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EXHIBITION: Eeles Family Pottery
10:00 am, Saturday, 04 May, 2013
Working as a team the family make a wide range of individually decorated ceramics for both the kitchen and home. This exhibition showcases their latest work, including jugs, vases, lamps, dishes and ...
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YOUNG WANHS: Wiltshire During the Cold War
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 May, 2013
Led by Bob Clarke. Try uniforms and handle artefacts, then visit the town library to discover the cold war bunker there.
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JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Family Event
7:00 pm, Friday, 17 May, 2013
An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories. For 7 - 14 year olds.
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COACH OUTING: Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
8:00 am, Wednesday, 22 May, 2013
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a major museum with extensive collections. The four Pre-Raphaelite galleries show one of the largest collections in the country. The museum is also home to part ...
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A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Thursday, 23 May, 2013
Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.
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EXHIBITION: The Splendour of Stonehenge
10:00 am, Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
An exhibition of pictures from the Museum's art collection.
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MAY HALF TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Stonehenge Art
11:00 am, Wednesday, 29 May, 2013
Build your own mini-henge, painting, colouring and much more
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MAY HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Springtime and Wildlife Crafts
11:00 am, Thursday, 30 May, 2013
Make your own wildlife inspired mobile, leaf rubbings, Paper Flowers plus plenty of other fun activities.
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Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch walk
2:00 pm, Friday, 31 May, 2013
Create your escape! A 4,000 year walk on Roundway Down.
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Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch family drop-in activities
10:30 am, Friday, 31 May, 2013
Have fun with activities led by artist Ali Pretty. Find out more about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project and how you can get involved!
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Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch reception
6:30 pm, Friday, 31 May, 2013
Come and join us to hear more about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project.
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Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - launch family drop-in activities
10:30 am, Friday, 31 May, 2013
Come and join in our family activities and find out more about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project, and how you can get involved.
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Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - family drop-in activities
10:30 am, Friday, 31 May, 2013
Take part in some great family arts-based activities and find out how to get involved in the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project.
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YOUNG WANHS - Pottery in Archaeology
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 June, 2013
Activities include pottery identification, calculating the size of pots found, reconstruction drawing and illustration and the chance to make a pot based on one from our collection with pottery Geri F...
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GEOLOGY THEMED OUTING: Seend
6:30 pm, Tuesday, 18 June, 2013
An evening walk led by Isobel Geddes.
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A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Thursday, 27 June, 2013
Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.
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EXHIBITION: North Wessex Downs Icons by Anna Dillon
Friday, 28 June, 2013
An original collection of ten paintings in watercolour and gouache by Oxfordshire artist Anna Dillon are on display at the Museum until the end of July. They were commissioned by the North Wessex Down...
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EXHIBITION: Creativity in the Bronze Age: a Response. An exhibition by seven outstanding contemporary designers and makers
10:00 am, Saturday, 06 July, 2013
Creativity in the Bronze Age: a Response, brings together works by seven craft artists working with CinBA (Creativity and Craft Production in Middle and Late Bronze Age Europe). The exhibition is part...
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TALK: Meet the Artist - Ali Pretty and Walking Wiltshire's White Horses
7:30 pm, Tuesday, 09 July, 2013
An inspirational talk about the Walking Wiltshire's White Horses project by Ali Pretty - a leading artist and designer specialising in carnival and outdoor performances. She is now developing as a wal...
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Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - free silk painting workshops
Tuesday, 16 July, 2013
Ali Pretty, director and designer for Kinetika is renowned for her large-scale work on hand-painted silk. Inspired by the concept of silk escape maps used by sp...
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OUTING: Stanton St Bernard
2:00 pm, Saturday, 20 July, 2013
A tour of a picturesque Pewsey Vale village.
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FAMILY ACTIVITY: Dig Devizes
12:00 pm, Saturday, 20 July, 2013
A chance to see archaeology in action as try to find evidence of Roman, medieval and WW2 archaeology on the Green in Devizes.
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SOCIETY VISIT TO BRITTANY
8:15 am, Sunday, 21 July, 2013
A nine-day visit to Brittany in late July 2013. Proposed itinerary ...
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A TALE OF TWO VILLAGES: An evening walk around Alton Barnes and Alton Priors
6:30 pm, Thursday, 25 July, 2013
Led by local historian David Carson. Find out fascinating facts about the two churches, what the villages used to look like, the civil war, and eye witness accounts of the machinery riots of 1830.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
10:30 am, Tuesday, 06 August, 2013
There are lots of children's activities on over the summer holidays! Choose from Dinosaurs, Egyptians, Under the Sea and Saxons!
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GEOLOGY THEMED OUTING: Bradford on Avon
2:00 pm, Saturday, 10 August, 2013
This walk, led by Isobel Geddes, will relate local geology to the Avon valley, building stone, canal-building problems and the woollen mills, as well as considering environments 180 million years ago,...
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EXHIBITION: Freedom on my Doorstep
Friday, 16 August, 2013
Freedom on my Doorstep is an installation that is part of Walking Wiltshire's White Horses - a three month long arts project that melds walking with art. Artist and long distance walker Ali Pretty...
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Walking Wiltshire's White horses: Eight White Horses - 100 Miles
Thursday, 22 August, 2013
From August 22-26, artists Ali Pretty and Richard White will be leading a hundred mile, five day public walk around Wiltshire’s White Horses. Walking Wiltshire's White Horses is the final piece of...
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BANK HOLIDAY FILM SHOW
10:30 am, Monday, 26 August, 2013
Bringing back memories of Devizes past.
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BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES
10:00 am, Monday, 26 August, 2013
The Museum will be open during the Bank Holiday weekend:
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EVENING VISIT: Stonehenge Evening Tour
7:30 pm, Friday, 30 August, 2013
An evening visit to Stonehenge led by David Dawson, Director at Wiltshire Museum.
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HAHA DIGS!
10:30 am, Friday, 30 August, 2013
FREE ARCHAEOLOGY SESSIONS at HILLWORTH PARK - 28 and 30 AUGUST.
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EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club Biennial Print Exhibition 2013
12:00 pm, Sunday, 08 September, 2013
An exhibition featuring around 80 works by members of the Devizes Camera Club.
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EVENING LECTURE COURSE: An Introduction to Archaeology - aims, techniques and methods
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
Missing Time Team? Want to find out more about the techniques involved in archaeological excavation? Then this may be the course for you. Over seven weeks and with two field trips you will explore ...
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YOUNG WANHS: Medieval Medicine
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 September, 2013
Find out about illnesses and medieval cures through role play, create potions and your own ‘ tussy mussy’ to protect yourself from medieval illness!
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OUTING: Wilts and Berks Canal at Pewsham and Calne
10:30 am, Saturday, 21 September, 2013
Chance to find out about the Wilts and Berks Canal, with a walk alongside the canal at Pewsham and an afternoon in Calne, including a talk and tour of the Harris Factory, canal and railway.
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OEXMANN ART AWARD COMPETITION 2013
10:00 am, Monday, 07 October, 2013
We are proud to announce the thirteenth biennial Oexmann Art Award Competition. Created to commemorate the late Theophilia Joan Oexmann, the competition is open to entrants born or living in Wilts...
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SATURDAY LECTURE: The Changing World of Fifteenth-Century Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 19 October, 2013
by Dr John Hare. Learn more about 15th century Wiltshire, how changes in agriculture and the growth of the cloth industry generated more jobs and demands for consumer goods.
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Oexmann Art Award Exhibition
Monday, 28 October, 2013
This year’s exhibition marks the thirteenth biennial Oexmann Art Award. This prestigious competition has been running since 1988, and is one of Wiltshire’s art community’s most important events. Selec...
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BIG DRAW EVENT - Prehistoric Discoveries: Cave Art
11:00 am, Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
Create your own cave art drawings and paintings and add to our giant cave art wall.
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BIG DRAW EVENT - Prehistoric Discoveries: Bronze Age Treasures
11:00 am, Thursday, 31 October, 2013
Art activities inspired by the patterns and designs on our Bronze Age treasures.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Anglo-Saxon Art: Tradition and Transformation
2:30 pm, Saturday, 02 November, 2013
by Mrs Leslie Webster. This lecture will reflect some of the recurrent themes visible in over 600 years of artistic creativity.
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FAMILY FUN DAY: Celebrating the opening of our Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries
11:00 am, Sunday, 03 November, 2013
A fun activity day to celebrate the opening of our new prehistory galleries.
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CARDS FOR GOOD CAUSES
12:00 am, Thursday, 07 November, 2013
Now on sale at Wiltshire Museum, plus our own cards, wrapping paper and a great selection of gifts.
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John Girvan's Night at the Museum
9:30 pm, Friday, 08 November, 2013
An evening of mysterious, strange, weird and wonderful objects and stories from John! Previous evenings have been very popular – so book early to avoid disappointment.
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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM
9:30 am, Saturday, 09 November, 2013
Want to learn more about Wiltshire's industrial archaeology? Then this is the event for you. Talks range from the First World War archaeology of the airfield at Yatesbury to milk and butter producti...
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YOUNG WANHS: Rock Detectives
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 November, 2013
Volcanoes and earthquakes.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: The Great War: Devizes Soldiers
2:30 pm, Saturday, 16 November, 2013
by Richard Broadhead. Come along and find out more about the Devizes soldiers recorded on local war memorials.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Ancient Landscapes of the Bradford Hundred: A Heritage Lottery Funded Project employing LIDAR
2:30 pm, Saturday, 30 November, 2013
by Roy Canham. Using modern survey techniques this project set out to discover more about the prehistoric and Romano-British landscape in the Bradford Hundred.
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A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS, with Pyjama Drama
2:00 pm, Tuesday, 03 December, 2013
Visit Wiltshire Museum for a Victorian Christmas with Pyjama Drama!
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DEVIZES GHOST WALK, with John Girvan
7:00 pm, Friday, 13 December, 2013
A Christmas Walk.
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Christmas Family Craft Workshop
1:00 pm, Saturday, 14 December, 2013
Make Christmas cards, wrapping paper and tree decorations.
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
Friday, 20 December, 2013
The Museum will be OPEN for most of the festive season, but with some alterations to opening times:
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MONDAY CLOSURE: New Year to Easter
10:00 am, Wednesday, 01 January, 2014
The Museum will be CLOSED on Monday from the New Year until Easter 2014, i.e. 6 January to 31 March (inclusive). The Museum will be OPEN on Monday on Monday 17 February 2014 and from Monday 7 April...
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YOUNG WANHS: January - Bronze Age : Religion and Ritual
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 January, 2014
Find out about the people from the burials in the new Bronze Age Gallery through investigating the artefacts they were buried with. Recreate a burial using costumes and then make replicas of some of ...
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LECTURE: Gold from the time of Stonehenge: the stories the objects tell ...
2:30 pm, Saturday, 18 January, 2014
by David Dawson, Director at Wiltshire Museum. FULLY BOOKED
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LECTURE: The Stonehenge Visitor Centre - behind the scenes
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 February, 2014
by Heather Sabire of English Heritage. Saturday afternoon lectures start at 2.30pm and last approx. one hour.
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FAMILY EXHIBITION: Fantastic Fossils Fun CLOSED on 1 September
Friday, 07 February, 2014
A Fun Exhibition for all the Family. From 1 February to late August 2014.
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YOUNG WANHS: February
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 February, 2014
Engaging experiments and activities to help you find put about the work Wessex Archaeology do under the sea!
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EXHIBITION: The Splendour of Stonehenge
12:00 am, Saturday, 08 February, 2014
The Museum has a wide range of pictures of Stonehenge in its Art Collection. This exhibition will feature some of them. LAST FEW DAYS THIS EXHIBITION WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY 9 JUNE
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CANCELLED: LECTURE: Celebrating George III's Birthday in Wessex: Some Initial Findings
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 February, 2014
by Dr James Thomas, University of Portsmouth. UPDATE: February 15. Unfortunately we have had to cancel this lecture due to transport difficulties. We hope to arrange a new date for the lecture.
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FEBRUARY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Wednesday
11:00 am, Wednesday, 19 February, 2014
Fossil Fun for all the Family.
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FEBRUARY HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Thursday
11:00 am, Thursday, 20 February, 2014
Fossil Fun for all the Family.
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JOHN GIRVAN'S NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Family Event
7:00 pm, Friday, 21 February, 2014
An evening of mysterious, spooky, weird and wonderful objects and stories for all the family.
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LECTURE: Anglo-Saxon Smiths and Myths
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 March, 2014
by Professor David Hinton. Discover more about the Staffordshire Hoard. FULLY BOOKED
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EVENIING LECTURE SERIES: Prehistoric Wiltshire and Beyond
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 05 March, 2014
A 6-WEEK LECTURE COURSE (with three field trips) by BOB CLARKE Wiltshire has long been recognised as a county containing many prehistoric superlatives. Naturally Wiltshire is a relatively modern...
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CONFERENCE : Archaeology in Wiltshire 2014
9:30 am, Saturday, 15 March, 2014
A Conference exploring recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work. This builds on last year's very successful conference. The Conference will start at 9.30 for coffee,...
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YOUNG WANHS: with the Wiltshire Geology Group
10:15 am, Saturday, 15 March, 2014
Fun experiments to find out about weathering, erosion and how fossils are made and more ... Note - this is a change of date from 8 March.
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BOOK LAUNCH: Devizes Through Time launch at the Spring Meeting of the Trust for Devizes
7:30 pm, Thursday, 20 March, 2014
The Spring Meeting of the Trust for Devizes will see the launch of a fascinating new book of photographs of Devizes drawn from the museum collections. The book has been created by Bob Clarke, John...
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LECTURE: Viking Art
2:30 pm, Saturday, 29 March, 2014
by Professor James Graham-Campbell.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter themed
11:00 am, Wednesday, 09 April, 2014
Art and craft drop in sessions with a Spring and Easter theme.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Easter themed
11:00 am, Wednesday, 16 April, 2014
Art and craft drop in sessions with a Spring and Easter theme.
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EASTER OPENING TIMES
10:00 am, Friday, 18 April, 2014
The Museum will be OPEN over the Easter weekend ...
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STORY TELLERS
12:00 pm, Friday, 18 April, 2014
Come along and learn more about Prehistoric Wiltshire. Story tellers will be in our Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries throughout the day.
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FAMILY EVENT - Weapons and Warfare
11:00 am, Saturday, 19 April, 2014
Weapons and Warfare - a family fun day with Saxon and Bronze Age activities, linked to World Heritage Day.
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FILM SCREENING: Remnants
12:45 pm, Saturday, 19 April, 2014
Film-maker Grant Wakefield and the Wiltshire Museum are presenting Remnants “… a wonderful short directed by Grant Wakefield. Filmed using motion controlled time-lapse photography, REMNANTS captu...
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OUTING: Boles Barrow and Norton Down Long Barrow
Saturday, 26 April, 2014
An afternoon walk with Roy Canham to visit two neolithic long barrows. Boles Barrow is best known as the possible provenance of a bluestone boulder, the type of stone brought to Stonehenge from the Pr...
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YOUNG WANHS: The Siege of Devizes
9:15 am, Saturday, 10 May, 2014
The Siege of Devizes – An interactive walk for children around the town, led by historian Robin Hodges. Find out about Devizes' role in the Civil War. Come back to the Museum for activities including...
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FAMILY EVENT - A Fright at the Museum!
Friday, 16 May, 2014
Do you have what it takes to solve a murder? Wiltshire Museum needs you and your friends and family to help unmask the perpetrator of a deadly crime in a CSI style event for Museums at Night 2014.
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MUSEUM OPEN BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
12:00 pm, Monday, 26 May, 2014
The Museum will be open between noon and 4pm on Monday 26 May.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Victorian and Georgian themed
11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 May, 2014
Victorian and Georgian themed crafts linked to the Devizes Gallery. Activities include quilling, rag rugs and making masks.
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YOUNG WANHS: CANCELLED
10:15 am, Saturday, 07 June, 2014
We regret this event has been cancelled. We hope to run something similar during the summer school holidays.
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EVENING WALK: Upper By Brook Valley
6:30 pm, Tuesday, 17 June, 2014
An own car outing to see water mills, building stone and fossils, with Isobel Geddes.
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EXHIBITION: Exploring the Mystery and Beauty of Crop Circles. CLOSED on 3 September.
Saturday, 21 June, 2014
This exhibition of stunning photographs and video explores the mystery and beauty of Crop Circles. Find out the latest news about crop circles and find out if there are circles that you can visit, whe...
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Welcoming the Harcourt Group
12:00 pm, Sunday, 29 June, 2014
Join us on a family-friendly exploration of the story of the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site and help us welcome benefactors and patrons of the Museum of London to Wiltshire.
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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...
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Behind The Scenes at the Museum: a member only event
4:30 pm, Sunday, 06 July, 2014
Much of the work of the Society and its Museum takes place away from the public gaze. This afternoon event will give members the opportunity to see and hear about much of this work.
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OUTING: Barrow Clumps
6:00 pm, Tuesday, 15 July, 2014
Discover the amazing archaeology at Barrow Clump, a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery. The site is being excavated by injured soldiers as part of Operation Nightingale
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JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Beads
10:00 am, Friday, 25 July, 2014
Prehistoric Jewellery Making Workshops – Festival of British Archaeology 2014.
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JEWELLERY WORKSHOP: Wire
1:00 pm, Friday, 25 July, 2014
Prehistoric Jewellery Making Workshops – Festival of British Archaeology 2014.
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EVENING WALK: Devizes At War - 1939-1945
7:30 pm, Friday, 25 July, 2014
Guided walk with popular local author John Girvan exploring the stories of Devizes in WWII.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Mosaics
11:00 am, Wednesday, 30 July, 2014
Drop-in holiday activities with a mosaic theme.
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SUMMER STORIES: Sensory Storytelling
11:00 am, Thursday, 31 July, 2014
Listen to special stories and handle real prehistoric objects. Only 15 places per workshop, so to avoid disappointment please book in advance - two sessions: 11am to noon and 2pm to 3pm.
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Walking the Dead : Exploring the Stonehenge ceremonial landscape
10:30 am, Saturday, 02 August, 2014
A guided tour of the amaxing 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. The wa...
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Fossils and Dinosaurs
12:00 am, Wednesday, 06 August, 2014
Drop-in holiday activities with a fossil and dinosaur theme - Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th.
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AFTERNOON WALK: Vale of Wardour
2:00 pm, Saturday, 09 August, 2014
Explore the landscape of the Nadder Valley with Isobel Geddes
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SUMMER STORIES: Prehistoric Stories and Cave Art
11:00 am, Wednesday, 13 August, 2014
Come and listen to a reading of Julia Donaldson's Cave Baby and other stories, whilst also creating your own cave art. Only 15 places per workshop, so to avoid disappointment please book in ...
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Pirate Treasures
11:00 am, Wednesday, 20 August, 2014
Drop-in holiday activities with a Pirate and underwater theme.
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SUMMER STORIES: Time Travel Tour
11:00 am, Thursday, 21 August, 2014
Family fun tour that will take you on a journey through Prehistoric Wiltshire. Only 15 places per workshop, so to avoid disappointment please book in advance - two sessions: 11am to noon and 2pm to...
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Knights, Castles and Dragons
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 August, 2014
Drop-in holiday activities with a Knights, Castles and Dragons theme.
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SUMMER STORIES: Storytelling Day
11:00 am, Thursday, 28 August, 2014
Pick a short story from our 'Story Menu' to listen to throughout the Museum. No booking necessary - just come along between 11am and 3pm and join in.
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YOUNG WANHS: Mother Anthony's Well
10:15 am, Saturday, 06 September, 2014
Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held (usually) on the second Saturday of the month from 10.15am to 12.15pm, pre-booking is essentia...
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DEVIZES HERITAGE WALK
2:30 pm, Sunday, 07 September, 2014
with John Girvan. Find out more about this historic market town.
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DEVIZES HERITAGE OPEN DAY
10:00 am, Saturday, 13 September, 2014
Wiltshire Museum, along with a number of historic properties in the town will be open today, Saturday 13 September and entry is free.
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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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DEVIZES AT WAR: a tour of the town led by John Girvan
2:30 pm, Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Discover how the war affected the town.
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Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
10:30 am, Saturday, 20 September, 2014
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. The wa...
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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
1:30 pm, Saturday, 27 September, 2014
A short introduction for anyone who wants to do a little more than 'point and shoot' with their camera. It will be run by a local landscape photographer Alan Cowley.
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OWN CAR OUTING: Littlecote House
10:45 am, Saturday, 04 October, 2014
A guided tour of the house, which is now owned by Warner Leisure.
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EVENING COURSE: The Archaeology of Mass Destruction
6:30 pm, Wednesday, 08 October, 2014
An Investigation into the Cold War and its legacy, by Bob Clarke. This course will investigate the period known as the Cold War from an archaeological perspective, looking at the many sites across th...
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YOUNG WANHS: Visit West Kennet Long Barrow
10:15 am, Saturday, 11 October, 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.
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Annual General Meeting
2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 October, 2014
of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society Ltd (Company No. 3885649, Charity No. 1080096), to be held at Devizes Town Hall on Saturday 25 October 2014 at 2.30pm.
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LECTURE: The Lacock Cup
3:45 pm, Saturday, 25 October, 2014
by Lloyd DeBeer.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Vicious Viking
10:30 am, Wednesday, 29 October, 2014
Drop in craft session - Make a mini Viking long boat, Viking helmet and shield.
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GALLERY STORYTELLING SESSION
2:00 pm, Wednesday, 29 October, 2014
2pm to 3pm.
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PREHISTORIC JOURNEYS: Pottery Workshops and Prehistoric Storytelling
10:30 am, Saturday, 01 November, 2014
Make a beaker pot - activity for children and adults.
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FAMILY EVENT: World War 1
12:00 pm, Sunday, 02 November, 2014
Find out about joining Kitchener's army during the Great War. See if you match up as a recruit, practice marching, taste trench food, handle objects and meet some Great War soldiers.
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FILM SHOW: Letters From a Small Town
7:30 pm, Thursday, 06 November, 2014
A deeply moving film, showing as part of our Why we Went to War: Devizes in the Great War exhibition.
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Wiltshire Buildings Record Annual Study Day
10:30 am, Saturday, 08 November, 2014
at Market Lavington Community Hall. Dating Clues in Period Houses’ features speakers Pam Slocombe, David Carter, James Ayres, Tony Beresford and John Rickard.
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YOUNG WANHS: Saxon Wiltshire (tbc)
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 November, 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.
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CANCELLED: FILM SHOW: Great War Film Programme
7:30 pm, Thursday, 13 November, 2014
Unfortunately, the promised film programme is not available and we have therefore had to cancel the film show. Our apologies. ============================ Experience cinema of 100 years ago. Th...
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FUNDRAISING COFFEE MORNING
10:15 am, Saturday, 15 November, 2014
An opportunity to meet friends and to raise money for the Museum. Coffee and biscuits, tombola, rare archaeology and history books, donated cakes, produce, plants in flower, gifts. Donations welcome...
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LECTURE: Star Carr in context: Life in Britain after the Ice Age
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 November, 2014
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Tim Schadla-Hall. Star Carr is one of the most famous and important prehistoric sites in Europe. Dating from the early Mesolithic period, over 10,000 years ago, the si...
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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:
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GREAT WAR: Artefact Identification Day
12:00 pm, Sunday, 16 November, 2014
Bring along your Great War objects items for identification between noon and 4pm. Come and show us your Great War medals, photographs, documents or precious artefacts. They do not have to be related t...
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CANCELLED: GREAT WAR: Battlefield Guided Tour
10:00 am, Thursday, 20 November, 2014
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this trip. Please let us know if you would be interested in a re-arranged visit. =================== A three-day guided minibus tour of the Great War battlef...
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RAILWAY CONFERENCE
9:30 am, Saturday, 22 November, 2014
An all day event with lectures on the archaeology of railway, the early day of the Great Western Railway and more. See below for the full programme ..
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LECTURE: Neolithic Houses and Settlement at Kingsmead Quarry, Berkshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 November, 2014
a Saturday afternoon lecture by Alistair Barclay. The discovery of three timber houses at Kingsmead Quarry, Horton provides a unique opportunity to learn more about the earliest permanent settlements...
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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.
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LECTURE: The Romano-British Cemeteries at Amesbury Down
2:30 pm, Saturday, 06 December, 2014
a Saturday lecture by Jackie McKinley.
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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...
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YOUNG WANHS: Visit to the Conservation labs at the Wiltshire History Centre
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 December, 2014
CANCELLED. We are sorry but the Young WANHS visit to the Conservation Laboratory has been cancelled.
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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.
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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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YOUNG WANHS: January
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 January, 2015
Paper Making, writing on papyrus in hieroglyphics, creating runes, and writing with quills to explore different ways of writing in the past
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Sunday Lunch in Lambtons followed by a guided tour at the Wiltshire Museum
Sunday, 18 January, 2015
Come along to The Bear Hotel and enjoy a 2 course Sunday lunch in Lambtons. After lunch you can then walk the short distance to the Wiltshire Museum where the Museum Director, David Dawson, will take...
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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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Stonehenge, Prehistory and the Curriculum - free Twilight Session for teachers
12:00 am, 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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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 - a lecture and living history presentation
2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 February, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture and living history presentation by John Smith outlining the role of the army and it's equipment.
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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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CANCELLED: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE
1:00 pm, Saturday, 21 February, 2015
We hope to run the course later in the year. If you are interested please get in touch.
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Twilight Session for teachers - Stonehenge, Prehistory and the Curriculum
4:00 pm, Thursday, 26 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: 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 EXHIBITION
12:00 am, Sunday, 01 March, 2015
Exhibition of entries to the Oexmann Art Competition. The comptetition was open to anyone born or living in Wiltshire and prizes awarded in adult and young people's categories.
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OUTING: Ancient Technology Centre and Dorset Cursus SOLD OUT
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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YOUNG WANHS: Field Trip
10:00 am, Saturday, 14 March, 2015
To Wansdyke, Woden's Barrow and a White Horse.
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LECTURE: Romans, Britons and Saxons: Wessex in the fifth Century SOLD OUT
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...
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Opening Times: Easter weekend
Monday, 30 March, 2015
The Museum will be OPEN over the Easter weekend:
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Easter Art and Craft
11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 April, 2015
Wednesday is now fully booked but we there is an extra session on Thursday 2 April: 11am to 12.30pm. Booking essential.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Robots Workshop
11:00 am, Wednesday, 08 April, 2015
Robot demonstration by John Girvan, plus ...
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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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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 ...
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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. JUST CONFIRMED! New speaker - Vince Gaffney - University of Bradford - The Stoneh...
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OWN CAR OUTING: Archaeology Walk on Salisbury Plain. SOLD OUT
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...
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MAY BANK HOLIDAY: Opening Times
12:00 pm, Monday, 04 May, 2015
The Museum will be open noon to 4pm on Monday 4th May and Monday 25 May.
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LECTURE SERIES: A Beginner's Guide to the Middle Ages
3:00 pm, Tuesday, 05 May, 2015
A 6 week afternoon course, plus a field trip, by Gillian Kenny. The terms 'Middle Ages' and 'Medieval' are often used to imply backwardness or the inability to progress. In reality, the truth abo...
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CANCELLED: The Archaeology of the Bay of Naples - a free lecture
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 May, 2015
We regret that we have had to cancel this lecture. It has not been possible to reschedule it due to other commitments but full details of the trip can be found
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YOUNG WANHS: Guided Walk in West Woods
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 May, 2015
Explore the pathways of West Woods while the bluebells are in full bloom. Search for animal signs, including the elusive wild sarsen.
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WORKSHOP: Neolithic Flint Axes SOLD OUT
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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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Bugs and Bluebells
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 May, 2015
Craft workshops - create your own Creepy Crawlies and Wildflower pictures to take home.
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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.
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YOUNG WANHS: Mysteries of Ancient Egypt
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 June, 2015
Fun activities featuring Scarabs, Mummies and the Hieroglyphic Alphabet.
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EXHIBITION: Traces, a photographic exploration of the prehistory of the British Isles as it is seen in today’s landscape
10:00 am, Saturday, 13 June, 2015
The exhibition combines the panoramic views captured by professional photographer Steve Speller with beaker ceramics and prints made by Alison Milner.
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OWN CAR OUTING: Fonthill Bishop
6:00 pm, Tuesday, 16 June, 2015
An evening walk of 3-1/2 to 4 miles (about two hours) looking at the geology, scenery and village of the area, led by Isobel Geddes.
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DEVIZES FESTIVAL LECTURE: Magna Carta: 1215-2015
8:00 pm, Wednesday, 17 June, 2015
This June marks 800 years since the creation of Magna Carta. Medieval historian and author of The Arrow of Sherwood, Lauren Johnson will examine the creation, mutation and survival of this totemic te...
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EXHIBITION: Between Stonehenge and Avebury: Marden and the Vale of Pewsey Project
Saturday, 20 June, 2015
During the summer of 2015 excavations will continue at the Neolithic henge at Marden, in the Vale of Pewsey. This exhibition displays some of the finds from the 1969 and 2010 excavations, as well as ...
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FILM SHOW: Tyburnia with the Dead Rat Orchestra
7:30 pm, Thursday, 25 June, 2015
A film exploring the parallels between contemporary and historical views of crime and execution at Tyburn Prison. Live music accompaniment.
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COACH OUTING: Dulwich Picture Gallery
8:00 am, Saturday, 27 June, 2015
An all day outing to the Dulwich Picture Gallery to include a guided tour of the Ravilious exhibition. There will also be ...
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YOUNG WANHS: Field trip to Marden Henge
10:00 am, Saturday, 04 July, 2015
A very special opportunity to visit the excavation in the Vale of Pewsey - and to join in activities on site.
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CIVIL WAR WALK - all spaces sold - but we may be able to add a second walk
2:00 pm, Sunday, 12 July, 2015
Devizes in the Civil War: the anniversary of the Battle of Roundway. A guided walk led by Robin Hodges
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OWN CAR OUTING: Frome Town Walk
2:00 pm, Saturday, 25 July, 2015
A guided afternoon walk around this fascinating and historic market town.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Fossils & Dinosaurs
Wednesday, 29 July, 2015
WEDNESDAY 29 JULY - FULLY BOOKED Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITY: Stone Age & Bronze Age
11:00 am, Wednesday, 05 August, 2015
Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm
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AFTERNOON WALK: Lockeridge and Fyfield : Sold out
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...
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Celts and Romans
12:00 am, Wednesday, 12 August, 2015
Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm.
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PIMM'S PARTY AND AUCTION OF PROMISES - Omnes ad Unum Devizes
3:00 pm, Saturday, 15 August, 2015
Summer Pimm's Party and Silent Auction of Promises. Organised by Omnes ad Unum Devizes to support St John's Church and the Wiltshire Museum.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Saxons & Vikings
11:00 am, Wednesday, 19 August, 2015
Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm.
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SUMMER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Knights & Dragons
11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 August, 2015
Art and Craft activities for under 11s, Wednesdays throughout the summer school holidays. Two sessions per day: 11.00am-12.30pm and 1.30-3.00pm.
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HERITAGE OPEN DAY
10:00 am, Saturday, 12 September, 2015
FREE ENTRY to the Museum, plus watch old films and take a guided tour of the Museum buildings.
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EXHIBITION: Devizes Camera Club
Sunday, 13 September, 2015
The Devizes Camera Club Biennial Print Exhibition is now on in both our Art and Special exhibition galleries until 11 October 2015.
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LECTURE SERIES: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt
2:30 pm, Thursday, 01 October, 2015
Organised and run by the WEA (Workers' Educational Association) this course will be led by John Billman and take place in the lecture hall at Wiltshire 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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OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
10:30 am, Thursday, 08 October, 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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YOUNG WANHS: Saxons and Vikings
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 October, 2015
Come along and take part - quiz, games, replica weapons and artefacts. * PLEASE NOTE: the date for this event has been updated from 12 September to 10 October.
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2:30 pm, Saturday, 17 October, 2015
Of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society - Company No: 3885649/Charity No: 1080096. At Devizes Town Hall start 2.30pm start.
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LECTURE: The Other Side of the Roadshow
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 21 October, 2015
by Andy McConnell. In this light-hearted talk, Andy looks back over his career spanning his days as a 1970s Hollywood-based rock journalist to his current role as the glass specialist on BBC TV’s Anti...
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EXHIBITION: The Great War
12:00 am, Monday, 26 October, 2015
Exhibition of WWI artefacts and photographs from the Museum collections, as well as items on loan from the general public.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Halloween - Now FULL
11:00 am, Wednesday, 28 October, 2015
Halloween themed activities for under 10s.
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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: for kids only! SOLD OUT
7:00 pm, Friday, 30 October, 2015
What happens in the Museum after all the Curator's have gone home? Explore the Museum by torchlight and join our Saxon warrior who will bring the Museum to life ... Don't forget your torch! Suitab...
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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SYMPOSIUM 2015
9:30 am, Saturday, 31 October, 2015
The Biennial Industrial Archaeology Symposium with talks on a variety of topics.
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AUTUMN ART EXHIBITION: Wessex Places:
Saturday, 31 October, 2015
Landscape drawings and prints by David Inshaw, Dave Gunning, Rob Pountney and Ray Ward. This exhibition opens in the Museum's Art Gallery on 31 October 2015 and runs until 2nd January 2016.
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LECTURE: The Wiltshire Regiment Through the Ages
2:30 pm, Saturday, 07 November, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Michael Cornwell.
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YOUNG WANHS: Heraldry and Medieval
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 November, 2015
Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.
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LECTURE: Old Stones, New ideas: Sourcing the Stonehenge Bluestones
2:30 pm, Saturday, 21 November, 2015
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Richard Bevins.
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LECTURE: Wiltshire From Above
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 December, 2015
An illustrated lecture by Katy Whitaker, flying you through the amazing story of a pioneering and dare-devil aerial photography firm that took off at the end of the First World War.
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LECTURE: Into the Spotlight: Confessions of a Flint Knapper
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 December, 2015
ONLY A FEW TICKETS LEFT. Telephone 01380 727369 (10am to 5pm) or call in to the Museum shop. Everyone enjoys a good story. This presentation will aim to tell short stories of three people, f...
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YOUNG WANHS: A Victorian Christmas
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 December, 2015
FULLY BOOKED - Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.
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WINTER OPENING TIMES
10:00 am, Saturday, 19 December, 2015
We are open six days a week:- * Tuesday - Saturday - 10-5 * Sunday - noon to 4pm
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YOUNG WANHS - January. Angels in art, history and legend!
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 January, 2016
We shall be hearing about angels in art, history and legend and look forward to an opportunity to see as many members (and new members) as possible to have an informal discussion about future projects...
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EXHIBITION: FIBS AND FIBULAE - A Touring Exhibition from Leasingstede Museum
Tuesday, 19 January, 2016
Ever heard of a Leaf Rustler, a Hen Chafer or a Mould Foxer? These are among strange and surprising artefacts from an imaginary folk museum, which have recently gone on display at Wiltshire Museum,...
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YOUNG WANHS - February
10:15 am, Saturday, 13 February, 2016
The theme this month is Romans and Rabbits. Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Wednesday, 17 February, 2016
Signs of Spring - art and craft activities for under 11s.
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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: for kids only!
7:00 pm, Friday, 19 February, 2016
What happens in the Museum after all the Curator's have gone home? Explore the Museum by torchlight and join our Saxon warrior who will bring the Museum to life ... Don't forget your torch! Suitab...
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LECTURE: Later Prehistoric Feasting in Wiltshire and Beyond
2:30 pm, Saturday, 20 February, 2016
SOLD OUT. This talk by Richard Madgwick of Cardiff University will showcase recent research on animal remains from later prehistoric middens in Wiltshire and beyond. Cutting edge scientific te...
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LECTURE: Guardians of the Past or Looters? Connoisseurship, Collecting and the Trade in Antiquities
2:30 pm, Saturday, 05 March, 2016
This talk by James Ede falls into two parts. The first deals with the revival of interest in the ancient world, the history of collecting (some of it scandalous) and the foundation of museums. The sec...
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TOUR: New members tour
10:30 am, Saturday, 05 March, 2016
An opportunity to find out more about your Society and its Museum! Led by David Dawson, the Director.
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YOUNG WANHS - March
Saturday, 12 March, 2016
What's in my Museum? Activities for 7 to 14 year olds.
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LECTURE: Landscapes of Governance: Moots and Meeting Places in Anglo-Saxon England
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 March, 2016
FULLY BOOKED. Stuart Brookes of the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London, will be giving an overview of a three-year interdisciplinary research project bringing archaeology, place-n...
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OWN CAR OUTING: Dent's Glove Factory
10:00 am, Tuesday, 15 March, 2016
FULLY BOOKED. This visit to the Dents Factory Museum includes a tour and a demonstration.
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OUTING; Normanton Down RSPB Reserve Walk
2:30 pm, Thursday, 17 March, 2016
FULLY BOOKED: Come and join a guided walk of the RSPB Reserve at Normanton Down with archaeologist Dr David Field and Patrick Cashman from the RSPB.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - 30 March
Wednesday, 30 March, 2016
Art and Craft activities for under 11s on Wednesdays during the Easter holidays. Spring Animals: masks, spoon puppets and woolly sheep. ONLY ONE OR TWO PLACES REMAINING.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES - 6 April
Wednesday, 06 April, 2016
FULLY BOOKED. Art and Craft activities for under 11s on Wednesdays during the Easter holidays. Mosaic Fun: coasters using glass tesserae, foamy mosaic frames, spring mosaic window hangings and clay ...
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YOUNG WANHS: A Roundway Ramble
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 April, 2016
Exploring the landscape and history of Roundway Down.
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LECTURE: MAMUZ Exhibition and the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project
2:30 pm, Saturday, 09 April, 2016
FEW TICKETS REMAINING: Archaeologist and broadcaster Julian Richards is guest Curator of an exhibition opening in March 2016 at the MAMUZ Museum, near Vienna. The exhibition features the lastest resea...
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SOLD OUT: CONFERENCE : ARCHAEOLOGY IN WILTSHIRE 2016
Saturday, 16 April, 2016
The 4th Annual one-day conference highlighting the latest Archaeological research and news from Wiltshire.
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OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
10:30 am, Thursday, 28 April, 2016
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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WALK: Imber, led by Roy Canham
Saturday, 30 April, 2016
FULLY BOOKED. 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...
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YOUNG WANHS: May
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 May, 2016
A hands on for Young WANHS. We shall be using an outdoor space to explore our ancestors relationship with fire.
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EXHIBITION: Wiltshire's Story in 100 Objects: featuring the Lacock Cup
10:00 am, Monday, 16 May, 2016
For the first time the Museum will be showcasing an object from a national Museum - the Lacock Cup. It will form the centrepiece of the Museum's hosting of the exhibition Wiltshire's Story in 100 ...
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OUTING: Walking the Dead: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
10:30 am, Saturday, 21 May, 2016
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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TOUR: New members tour
10:30 am, Friday, 27 May, 2016
An opportunity to find out more about your Society and its Museum! Led by David Dawson, the Director.
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Bank Holiday Opening
Saturday, 28 May, 2016
We are open throughout the Bank Holiday Saturday 28 May - 10am - 5pm Sunday 29 May 12 noon - 4pm Monday 30 May 12 noon - 4pm
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: Amazing Artefacts
11:00 am, Wednesday, 01 June, 2016
Suitable for 10 and under. Be inspired by our Wiltshire's Story in 100 objects exhibition and make your own replicas.
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YOUNG WANHS: June - visit to West Kennet Long Barrow
10:15 am, Wednesday, 01 June, 2016
A short walk from East Kennet to West Kennet Long Barrow. Bring a picnic and admire Wansdyke to the South and Silbury hill to the North.
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EVENING WALK: Stones of Avebury
6:30 pm, Tuesday, 14 June, 2016
A 2 - 3 mile walk around Avebury and Avebury Trusloe, led by Isobel Geddes.
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CREATIVE ACTIVITY WORKSHOP 1 - POSTPONED
6:00 pm, Thursday, 16 June, 2016
Creative Activity Workshop with Open Studios Artist Jane Brunning - embracing the written word & visual arts
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CREATIVE ACTIVITY WORKSHOP 2 - POSTPONED
6:00 pm, Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
Creative Activity Workshop with Open Studios Artist Jane Brunning - embracing the written word & visual arts
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TOUR: EXCAVATING A NEOLITHIC HENGE - Marden Henge and the Wiltshire Museum
Friday, 01 July, 2016
Marden Henge is the third 'super-henge' in Wiltshire, alongside Stonehenge and Avebury. In July 2016 there is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about prehistory and these enigmatic henges befor...
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FILM AND TALK: The Battle of the Somme
7:30 pm, Friday, 01 July, 2016
Richard Boradhead will provide a commentaty to the iconic 1916 film "The Battle of the Somme", released just a month after the start of the battle. He will explain the background to the film, tell som...
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CANCELLED: AFTERNOON TEA AT ROUNDWAY
2:30 pm, Saturday, 02 July, 2016
We are sorry but this event has been cancelled.
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YOUNG WANHS: July - visit the Marden dig
10:15 am, Saturday, 09 July, 2016
An outing with our Outreach Officer to the current excavation at Marden Henge.
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CREATIVE ACTIVITY WORKSHOP - JULY
1:00 pm, Wednesday, 13 July, 2016
Creative Activity Workshop with Open Studios Artist Jane Brunning - embracing the written word & visual arts
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OUTING: Members visit to Marden Henge excavations
2:30 pm, Wednesday, 20 July, 2016
SOLD OUT. Visit to the excavations at Marden Henge for WANHS Members only. Members may wish to have lunch at the Millstream pub in Marden from 1pm.
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Sold out: WALK: Ecology of the Salisbury Plain Training Area
2:30 pm, Sunday, 24 July, 2016
A unique opportunity to visit a part of the Salisbury Plain Training Area (Centre) that is permanently closed to the public. The walk will be led by Tony Rowlands with an entomologist and an archaeol...
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: VIKINGS
11:00 am, Wednesday, 27 July, 2016
Come along and make longships, rune necklaces, Troll braid bracelets.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS: Medieval Art & Craft
11:00 am, Wednesday, 03 August, 2016
Come along and create dragon and knight puppets, paint shields and decorate golden goblets. Extra session added - Thursday 4 August, 11am to 12.30pm.
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EXHIBITION: To Mametz and Beyond
Saturday, 06 August, 2016
This exhibition, curated by Richard Broadhead, commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. The exhibition closes on 23 November 2016.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: ANCIENT GREEK OLYMPICS
11:00 am, Wednesday, 10 August, 2016
Come along and paint Greek Olympic scenes on terracotta, make wreaths and inscribe a clay discus.
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MEMBERS TOUR: Durrington Walls
2:00 pm, Thursday, 11 August, 2016
SOLD OUT. With Mike Parker Pearson. A tour of the current excavations.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: PIRATE TREASURE!
11:00 am, Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Come along and make maps and pirate hats and your own treasure chest to fill with wonderful treasure. Extra Session added - Thursday 18 August, 11am to 12.30pm.
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WALK: Dinton-Nadder Valley Landscape
2:00 pm, Saturday, 20 August, 2016
A circular walk led by Isobel Geddes of the National Trust parkland at Dinton, mills on the Nadder, views from the ridge of the Iron Age Chiselbury Camp and the military badges at Fovant.
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Pimm's Party and Auction of Promises
2:00 pm, Saturday, 20 August, 2016
Summer Pimm's Party and Silent Auction of Promises. Organised by Omnes ad Unum Devizes to support St John's Church and the Wiltshire Museum.
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: SUMMER TEXTILES
11:00 am, Wednesday, 24 August, 2016
Come along and design your own individual bag with a summer theme, using fabric paints and pens, create a mobile with a Summer theme and make a jelly fish!
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BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY
10:00 am, Monday, 29 August, 2016
OPEN: 10am to 4pm
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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: PREHISTORIC SEA MONSTERS
11:00 am, Wednesday, 31 August, 2016
Come along and create an underwater themed diorama, your own fossils and prehistoric sea creatures. You can also add sea creatures to our underwater scene which will be displayed in our Fossils exhibi...
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YOUNG WANHS: September - visit to Mother Anthony's Well
10:15 am, Saturday, 03 September, 2016
A visit to the dig site.
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HERITAGE OPEN DAY
10:00 am, Saturday, 10 September, 2016
An opportunity as part of the Devizes Heritage Open Day to visit the Museum and our current exhibition for FREE.
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SATURDAY LECTURE: Exploring Avebury
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 September, 2016
An illustrated talk by Steve Marshall.
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LECTURE: Finding Pitt-Rivers Project
2:30 pm, Saturday, 01 October, 2016
By Jane Ellis-Schön, Project Curator at Salisbury Museum
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EVENING AT THE MUSEUM
6:30 pm, Friday, 07 October, 2016
A guided tour of the Prehistory Galleries by Director David Dawson and a visit to the Archive & Library led by Bill Perry. Refreshments will be provided by acclaimed chef Peter Vaughan of Vaughan's K...
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YOUNG WANHS: October - Pottery
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 October, 2016
Rosamund Cleal, Curator of the Alexander Keiller Museum in Avebury will be coming along to give a talk all about her pet subject .... Pottery.
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AGM of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
2:30 pm, Saturday, 15 October, 2016
The Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS), Charity No. 1080096, Company Limited by Guarantee 3885649, will take place at Devizes Town Hall on Satur...
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WINTER OPENING TIMES
Monday, 24 October, 2016
Winter Opening Times - OPEN Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) from Sunday 27 November 2016 to Monday 6 February 2017. CLOSED Sundays and Mondays during that period (except for schoo...
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CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES
Monday, 24 October, 2016
Opening hours during the Festive period:
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
11:00 am, Tuesday, 25 October, 2016
Dinosaur and Fossil themed art and craft workshops as part of the National Family Arts Festival. NEARLY FULL - RING TO BOOK
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HALF-TERM HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
11:00 am, Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
Dinosaur and Fossil themed art and craft workshops as part of the National Family Arts Festival. NEARLY FULL - RING TO BOOK
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FULLY BOOKED: NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 26 October, 2016
What happens in the Museum after all the Curators have gone home? Explore the Museum by torchlight, visit our spooky cellar and more. Popcorn included!
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WALKING THE DEAD: Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape
10:30 am, Friday, 28 October, 2016
A family-friendly guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge.
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October Halloween Walks
8:00 pm, Friday, 28 October, 2016
A Ghost Walk around Devizes, with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! Friday 28th (SOLD OUT) and Saturday 29th October (SOLD OUT).
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CONFERENCE: The history of roads and the vehicles that travelled on them
Saturday, 29 October, 2016
The theme for this year's Industrial Archaeology Conference is Roads and Transport.
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October Halloween Walks
7:00 pm, Monday, 31 October, 2016
A Ghost Walk around Devizes, with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! Monday 31st October. Nearly full - telephone to make a booking.
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Devizes Christmas Festival & Lantern Parade 2016
1:00 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2016
LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOPS. Make your own lantern and join the parade!
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LECTURE: Remembering the Somme and Wiltshire's Missing Soldiers
2:30 pm, Saturday, 12 November, 2016
CANCELLED. Unfortunately we have had to cancel this lecture. Anyone who has already booked and paid will be offered a refund. A lecture by Richard Broadhead guest curator of To Mametz and Beyond...
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YOUNG WANHS: November - Rock Art
10:15 am, Saturday, 12 November, 2016
Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 - 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history.
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CONFERENCE: Celebrating 30 years of World Heritage at Stonehenge and Avebury
10:00 am, Saturday, 19 November, 2016
The conference will celebrate the achievements of the past 30 years and look forward to further discoveries we may make in the future.
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LECTURE: Roman Antikythera Shipwreck
2:30 pm, Saturday, 03 December, 2016
Searching, finding, survey and excavation. By Phil Short
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YOUNG WANHS: December - A Journey through Prehistory
10:15 am, Saturday, 10 December, 2016
With Mark Routledge. How did our ancestors make the tools to help construct Avebury stone circle and Stonehenge? Create your own Bush Barrow Lozenge.
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EXHIBITION: Yesterdays
10:00 am, Thursday, 15 December, 2016
An exhibition of photographs, news articles and artefacts from the archive of the Gazette & Herald Exhibition closes 4pm Sunday 26 February 2017.
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Devizes Ghost Walk for Christmas FULLY BOOKED
7:00 pm, Friday, 16 December, 2016
A Ghost Walk around Devizes, with John Girvan. Meet at the Market Cross, Market Place, Devizes. 7pm Friday 16 December.
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CHRISTMAS Craft Activities
11:00 am, Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Make tree and window decorations, painted tea-light holders and wrapping paper - just in time for Christmas.
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EXHIBITION: Fantastic Fossils - Fun for all the Family
Saturday, 24 December, 2016
Could you be a paleontologist? Come and see our fantastic fossil collection, learn about dinosaurs found in Wiltshire and discover what it was like during the Ice Age.
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Twelfth Night Celebration
7:00 pm, Friday, 06 January, 2017
Join us for an evening of seasonal refreshments with traditional entertainment from the Devizes Regency Dancers a...
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YOUNG WANHS: January - Processing Excavation Finds CANCELLED
10:15 am, Saturday, 14 January, 2017
Processing excavation finds at the Museum with Jan Dando, Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group.
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LECTURE SERIES: Introduction to Archaeological Techniques
7:00 pm, Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Led by Bob Clarke and Emma Elton. An interactive lecture series that will introduce the background to archaeology and look in detail at landscapes and townscapes, surveying, research, excavation and ...
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Devizes Ghost Walk with John Girvan
7:00 pm, Friday, 27 January, 2017
A Ghost Walk around Devizes with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! 7pm Friday 27 January 2017. Meet at the Market Cross in the Market Place, Devizes. Adult £5.50; Children £3.50
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WINTER WARMER: Coffee, Cake and Chat!
10:30 am, Saturday, 28 January, 2017
Hot drinks and delicious cake for sale organised by volunteer Netta Hemmins and her helpers as a fundraiser for the Museum, including a table top stall. Netta plans to make this a regular session. ...
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LECTURE: SOLD OUT Finding Beaker People with Mike Parker Pearson
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 February, 2017
A Saturday afternoon lecture by Mike Parker Pearson at the Town Hall, Devizes
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YOUNG WANHS: February Field Trip to Bishop's Cannings
10:00 am, Saturday, 11 February, 2017
Young WANHS is a club for 7-14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held the second Saturday of the month usually 10.15am to 12.15pm.
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HALF TERM ACTIVITIES: Egyptian Gods & Goddesses (NOW FULLY BOOKED)
Wednesday, 15 February, 2017
Painting - Clay - Hieroglyphics plus Masks for younger children £5 per child per session - Suitable for Age 11 and Under
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LECTURE: A Teapot from the Roof of the World
2:30 pm, Saturday, 25 February, 2017
Merton and Annie Russell-Cotes created a lavish home, art gallery and museum in a dream house on a cliff-top, overlooking the sea. Then they sealed it in time, and gave it to the future.
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WINTER WARMER: Coffee, Cake and Chat!
10:30 am, Saturday, 25 February, 2017
Hot drinks and delicious cake for sale organised by volunteer Netta Hemmins and her helpers as a fundraiser for the Museum, including a table top stall. Netta plans to make this a regular session. ...
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LECTURE: Tunnel Under Devizes
2:30 pm, Saturday, 04 March, 2017
Talk by John Girvan with Project Engineer Graham Vanstone. Find out about the sewer tunnel under Devizes including footage of the 'Mole' excavating a new tunnel in 1988.
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OEXMANN ART COMPETITION
10:00 am, Monday, 06 March, 2017
Born in or living in Wiltshire? Then why not enter the Oexmann Art Competition - entries welcome from all ages and prizes awarded.
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Devizes Ghost Walk with John Girvan
7:00 pm, Friday, 10 March, 2017
A Ghost Walk around Devizes with John Girvan. Dowse the Gallows site - if you dare! 7pm Friday 10 March 2017. Meet at the Market Cross in the Market Place, Devizes. Adult £5.50; Children £3.50
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MARCH YOUNG WANHS: Roman Workshop
Saturday, 11 March, 2017
ROMAN WORKSHOP Saturday 11 March 2017 10.15am - 12.15pm Identify, Record and Draw Roman Mystery Objects • Explore our Roman Gallery • Strike a Roman coin • Make a mosaic with glass tesserae...
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EARLY CLOSING **Wednesday 22nd March 2017**
10:00 am, Wednesday, 22 March, 2017
Museum opens at 10am Last Admission 3pm Museum will close to visitors at 3.30pm
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SPRING SOCIAL: Coffee, Cake and Chat!
10:30 am, Saturday, 25 March, 2017
Hot drinks and delicious cake for sale organised by volunteer Netta Hemmins and her helpers as a fundraiser for the Museum. On Saturday 25 March there will be the usual table top stall PLUS second ha...
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Interested in Wiltshire and its past? Come to an informal event to find out more
10:30 am, Saturday, 25 March, 2017
The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes has outstanding collections of national and local importance. Run by a charity founded in 1853 we are examining exciting new opportunities and are seeking new trustees...
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Devizes Taster Tours for English Tourism Week 2017
10:45 am, Monday, 27 March, 2017
Special tour of Devizes to celebrate English Tourism Week. A chance to find out about welcoming visitors to our town!
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Interested in Wiltshire and its past? Come to an informal event to find out more
5:00 pm, Thursday, 30 March, 2017
The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes has outstanding collections of national and local importance. Run by a charity founded in 1853 we are examining exciting new opportunities and are seeking new trustees...
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CONFERENCE: (FULLY BOOKED) ARCHAEOLOGY IN WILTSHIRE 2017
10:00 am, Saturday, 01 April, 2017
The 5th Annual one-day conference highlighting the latest Archaeological research and news from Wiltshire. Organised by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and it's Wiltshire Arch...
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FULLY BOOKED/ LECTURE: Sir David Hempleman-Adams
7:30 pm, Friday, 07 April, 2017

IMPORTANT NOTICE: FULLY BOOKED This event will now take place in the Lecture Hall at the Wiltshire Museum, 41 Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NS not at the Town Hall.


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APRIL YOUNG WANHS: Pottery & Ceramics
10:15 am, Saturday, 08 April, 2017
Young WANHS is a club for 7-14 year olds interested in history, archaeology and natural history. Held the second Saturday of the month usually 10.15am to 12.15pm at the Museum. In April Young WANH...
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POTTERY WORKSHOP & PAPER PLATES
1:00 pm, Saturday, 08 April, 2017
The Poole Pottery Flying Boat dish has landed safely and is on display at the Wiltshire Museum! We're the latest port of call for this artefact from Poole Museum touring as part of the Wessex Museum ...
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES
Wednesday, 12 April, 2017
Make Easter bunting, chicks and Easter baskets
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EASTER OPENING TIMES 2017
Friday, 14 April, 2017
Bank Holiday opening times may vary.
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EASTER HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES: COLOURFUL TEXTILES
Wednesday, 19 April, 2017
Colourful textiles and felt-making: bookmarks, pictures and plaited bracelets
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TOUR: STONEHENGE LANDSCAPE Walking the Dead
10:00 am, Friday, 21 April, 2017
Also available on Saturday 20 May A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, follo...
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MEMBERS EVENT: Talk & Tour of the Museum
10:30 am, Saturday, 22 April, 2017
An opportunity for Members, especially new Members, to explore the Museum with the Director, David Dawson.
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LECTURE: The Ecology and Biodiversity of the Salisbury Plain by Tony Rowlands
2:30 pm, Saturday, 22 April, 2017
The talk will introduce the remarkable ecology and biodiversity of the Salisbury Plain, concentrating on the military training area. The talk will present a holistic view of the ecology of the Plain f...
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