Exhibitions

Wiltshire Remembers: Aftermath of the First World War

This moving exhibition. curated by Richard Broadhead and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, features a Wall of Remembrance dedicated to the 10,000 Wiltshire fallen of the First World War, including men and women who were members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS). Curated by Richard Broadhead of Wiltshire Soldiers A Wall of Remembrance for the 10,000 Wiltshire fallen Great War Archaeology and its enduring legacy Images and stories of the fallen…

Wessex Museums: #WickedWessex Objects on Tour

#Wicked Wessex objects on tour 2018-2019 - grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! Our #WickedWessex item is now on view - with extra dressing appropriate to the season. Tread carefully as you pass through our Long Room gallery! (NB: no spiders were harmed in the creation of this exhibit) ‘Wicked Wessex’ is the theme of the latest objects tour by the Wessex Museums Partnership: Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire…

Artwork by Louise Rolt MA Royal College of Art

Local artist Louise Rolt graduated with an MA in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2003, and in the same year won a scholarship to travel to Nepal to work on a project in the foothills of the Himalayas, an experience which sparked her passion for teaching and love of textiles. She has since spent many rewarding years teaching art and textiles to young people, whilst also making her own work. A…

Display: Votes for women! Celebrating then and now.

A colourful display combining new research about the brave women in Devizes who campaigned for the vote, with fabulous banners made by community groups in 2018, the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, will be on display in the Museum between 2 and 24 February. On show will be fresh information about some of  the women, their backgrounds and friendships.  Also featured will be a group photo dressed in historic costume for the  1911…

Snakes … a Slither into a Secret World

This exhibition delves into the captivating life of snakes, bringing to light their beauty, mystery and amazing natural history.  Using taxidermy, skeletal mounts and award winning photography this exhibition demonstrates the distinctive features and behaviours of these extraordinary creatures, including King Cobras, Pythons and Puff Adders.  Since appearing around 100 million years ago snakes have spread across the globe adapting to life on land and at sea.  They have always fascinated people and are part…

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