Discover more about the art of Eric Ravilious and his links to the Wiltshire and Sussex Downs.
Eric Ravilious: Downland Man brings together, for the first time, works by this renowned artist inspired by the Wiltshire and Sussex Downs.
Guest curated by Ravilious expert James Russell, the exhibition will include works by Eric Ravilious (1903 – 1942) from national collections and private collectors exploring the artist’s fascination for the Downs in a historical context – from the inter-war obsession with Britain’s chalk hills and ancient monuments to modern military fortifications.
Groups are welcome – please pre-book your tour of the exhibition, either with or without a guide.
Group Tour of the exhibition – self-guided or, for an additional fee, led by either Museum staff or volunteers. The guided tour includes a 20 minute meet and greet, including tea/coffee/biscuits (and time for a comfort break!), followed by an introductory tour of the Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition.
Members of the group can view the exhibition again at their leisure after the guided-tour and explore the Museum’s other galleries, including gold from the time of Stonehenge.
We regret there is no on-site cafe, but there are numerous options in Devizes town centre, just a short walk from the Museum.
* Tour led by exhibition staff: £5 per person, plus a tour fee of £40 per group
* Tour led by volunteer exhibition steward: £5 per person, plus a tour fee of £20 per group
* Self-guided visit: £5 per person
* Note – James Russell may be available to lead tours on request. Additional charges may apply.
* All options include tea/coffee.
* Tours include a 20-minute introduction to the exhibition, followed by free time to explore the exhibition and the rest of the Museum.
* Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 25. Larger groups by arrangement.
* Free entry for Tour leader and coach/mini bus driver
Seven days a week – subject to pre-booking and staff availability.
Evening visits by arrangement – email us to discuss
Parking and Accessibility
* The exhibition is located on the first floor, but is accessible via a platform lift. Seating can be provided.
* Blue-badge parking is available on the street outside the Museum or can be reserved in the Museum car park
* Coach drop off outside the Museum. Long stay coach parking available a 10-minute walk away:
1. Wharf car park (off New Park Street) SN10 1EB
2. Station Road car park (off Station Road) SN10 1BZ for long stay.
* Parking for mini-buses can be reserved in the Museum car park.
Not part of a group but would like to discover more? Pre-bookable Tours are also available.
To discuss arrangements and bookings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all plans are subject to change to ensure all Covid-19 rules and regulations in force at the time of the visit are complied with.
Image: The Westbury White Horse. On loan from a private lender via Towner Eastbourne