Spring/Easter Crafts!

Happy Easter! Why not get creative this week with our quick and easy craft ideas. Remember to send us pictures of your creations on social media - @wiltshiremuseum Spring Animal Puppets Great for decorating your home for Easter or as part of an egg hunt in your garden! Dowload instructions:

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@Home

Whilst we are closed, please enjoy a range of our activities, videos and challenges online. Keep safe everyone! Click on any of the links below to listen to videos and download activities.  

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Crowdfunder – Curiosity and Creativity

We have launched our 2020 Appeal as part of the Museums Association #SupportOurMuseums appeal. We are delighted with the support we have received and are already 27% of the way towards our target! Rachael Holtom, our Development Officer, said: We've been blown away by the amount you, our Crowdfunder Champions,

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The Trilithon Challenge

What are the strangest household objects you can turn into a trilithon? As we approach the summer solstice, we're hoping to bring a little bit of Stonehenge to your home. We are asking anyone and everyone to create their own trilithon (structure of two standing stones + a third across

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Online talks

A short series of online talks that we hope will be of interest! David Dawson, our Director, was working from 1 - 21 May, after being on furlough and used the opportunity for the Museum to contribute towards the anniversary of VE Day and also to talk about some interesting

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Where in Wiltshire?

During the lockdown, we have been challenging our online audiences to pinpoint #WhereinWiltshire these old photographs were taken. Quarantine has given us an opportunity to sort through images in our Library and Archive - resulting in uncovering some fascinating photographs from the last century. How many locations can you decipher?

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A traditional Devizes Easter cake

Devizes is one of three towns to have it's own signature simnel cake - the Devizes Star Simnel Cake. Rather unsuprisingly, it's baked in the shape of a star. Our Library and Archive holds the original recipe. Simnel cake is typically eaten at Easter time and nowadays contains lots of

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Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

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

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Inside the Museum: A Visual Story

We were due to hold our Relaxed Opening Hours on Sunday 29th March, which has been postponed until we are able to reopen. We have instead adapted our visual story, an image led document that helps people prepare for a visit to the Museum, to create ‘Inside Wiltshire Museum’, which

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A Wealth of Knowledge: Unlocking a Decade of Archaeological Research

Wiltshire Museum has been awarded £47,000 over two years, from the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, to review the research undertaken on the archaeology collections of Wiltshire Museum and The Salisbury Museum over the past decade. A Wealth of Knowledge: unlocking a decade of archaeological research is a joint

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