2020 AGM – an overview from our Chair

Martin Nye, our Chair, outlines how the Society is moving forward in these difficult times and thanks volunteers, members, Trustees and staff for all that they have done over the year. His talk is accompanied by images illustrating our work and looks ahead to the exciting Ravilious exhibition due later

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Cursed Collections: A look into our spookier objects

    Within the Museum are many hidden stories... This Halloween, volunteer Bethany has taken a look at some of the spookier and sinister objects lurking in our collections... Witch's Talisman (Oaksey) The disc contains a number square and non-standard English words – it is believed that that may incorporate

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Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2020 – Take 2 Online

This popular Conference has been running for a number of years and showcases the latest news about Wiltshire's Archaeology. The 2020 Conference was to be held in March, but had to be postponed as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Conference is now being run online - on Wednesday

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Lectures and conferences going online!

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing and strict regulations about social gatherings, we have taken the decision to hold our autumn/winter lecture programme online over the coming weeks and months. The first of these is one of the lectures postponed from earlier in the year - Devizes Castle – Norman Stronghold

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Stonehenge against a clear blue sky with the Slaughter stone in the foreground

A303 Stonehenge – announcement of a delay to the decision

We have noted the delay of the Development Control Order decision that was announced by the Government on 16 July. The Government statement says that further consultation will take place following the notification of recent archaeological discoveries. As the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, we have a particular interest

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Cunnington Letter Book Conservation Appeal

Thank you to everyone who has supported our appeal.  As at today's date (3 February 2020) we have received donations totaling £1,095 towards the £1,850 needed.  The Appeal is still open and you can donate below.  Thank you again for your support of this important project. Dear Member and Supporter

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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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Join the Wessex Museums Partnership as a Trustee

Join us as a trustee – and help shape the future of Wessex Museums Would you like to… Be part of a dynamic and innovative museums partnership? Develop your skills in new areas? Build a network of contacts in the arts and heritage sector? Gain experience in strategic planning? Be

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 7 Tokyo and home …

Day 7 Tuesday 29 October 2019 We left Nagaoka for Tokyo, but not before there was a chance to see the town hall, designed by Kengo Kuma, who more recently designed V&A Dundee. The development is set round an open plaza, covered by an immense flat roof. Terraces, gardens, wood

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Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of The National Lottery

We, alongside English Heritage and The Salisbury Museum, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of The National Lottery and saying thank you to all Lottery players. Support from National Lottery Heritage Fund has enabled the Museum to produce award-winning prehistoric galleries, displaying the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold in

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