Open Thurs-Sat, 10-4. Mid-way between Stonehenge and Avebury.

Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

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Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

Our four partner museums have explored their collections and found objects that tell the untold stories of our region’s women and their past – from the unexpected to the ground-breaking and intriguing. These objects will be travelling between the 4 Museums until October 2020.

The four items touring at present are:

If you have membership to any of the Wessex Museum Partnership Museums you have free entry to each Museum.

Wessex Museums  comprises 4 Museums in our region, Dorset County, Poole, Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum, working together to tell the story of Dorset and Wiltshire.  The aim is to share knowledge, artefacts and skills to a wider audience exploring the stories of Wessex and encouraging the communities around each museum to be involved and contribute.


Women’s Land Army

Photograph of 'Land Girls' on a Wiltshire farm close to Devizes. The Women's Land Army boosted agricultural production during the Second World War as men left to serve in the armed forces. We have a recording by Jean Davis that gives a vivid picture of

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From Salisbury Museum: Downton Lace Pillow

Currently on display in our Museum is the Downton Lace Pillow from Salisbury Museum. The Downton Lace Pillow with its lace pattern and bobbins, part finished as it would have been to display patterns to potential buyers, was chosen by Salisbury Museum to represent how

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