Screenshot of museum websites and selected objects

Tender: Virtual Wessex Museums – unlocking a Wealth of Knowledge

Wiltshire Museum and Wessex Museums wish to procure an open source system to enable cross-searching and display of data from the collections management systems of the four Wessex Museums partners – Dorset Museum, Poole Museums, Salisbury Museum and the Wiltshire Museum. This is supported by funding from Arts Council England

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Summer at the Museum

Discover Wiltshire's story this summer Discover Wiltshire's story at the Museum this summer. Along with our interactive galleries, we have a jam-packed programme of family-friendly activities and events on throughout August and early September. Children visit the museum for free! Whats On? 16 Aug, 22 Upcoming Summer Holiday Activity –

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The economic impact of our Ravilious exhibition

The Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition which ran from October 2021 to January 2022 was our first high-profile exhibition featuring major loans from regional and National Museums. What a journey it was, with petrol shortages and threatened COVID lockdowns to keep us on our toes... It was a huge success,

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Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Celebrations in Wiltshire

How did Wiltshire celebrate the coronation? To celebrate the upcoming Jubilee, we've put together a small display of items in our collection relating to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2022 marks the 70th anniversary of the Queens accession to the throne

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New community display: Arts Together inspired by Thomas Hardy

Choice and Circumstance – A ‘Tess of the d’Ubervilles’ Community Project with Arts Together   The Melksham branch of local charity Arts Together have been busy creating artworks inspired by one of Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy’s most famous female character, which will on show at Wiltshire Museum during

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Major exhibition of Thomas Hardy objects opens to the public at Wiltshire Museum

The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time opens this week (28 May). Hardy’s Wessex: The Landscapes that Inspired a Writer is a ground-breaking exhibition which spans four museums in Wiltshire and Dorset, including Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. Across the four venues, the exhibition tells the

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Creating a Sensory Map for the Museum

Our Museum Assistant, Bethany, discusses her work and research into making museums more autism-friendly. "As part of Autism Acceptance Week (28th March – 3rd April), I decided to look into different ways to make the museum more ‘autism-friendly’. As an autistic person myself, I can understand different reasons as to

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What happens in an oral history interview?

Hear from Linda, one of our two Bath Spa University Placement students, on how the Voices of the Assizes oral history project is going. I have now completed my first interview for the ‘Voices of the Assize Project’, and I was definitely more nervous than my interviewee! But it all

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Welcome to our Bath Spa University Placements

Hello to Linda and Helen! Who are joining us as part of the Voices for the Devizes Assize Court project. We are delighted to have two Bath Spa University students with us over the next few months. They will be working on the Voice of the Devizes Assize Court project

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Students turn Assize Court into Virtual Reality

Explore plans for the Devizes Assize Court, virtually! Students at Lavington School, as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award, have been working with Wiltshire Museum and 3D Model Designer Sophie Russell to transform the Devizes Assize Court into a digital model. Using initial architect plans for the building’s redevelopment,

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