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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Bush Barrow dagger studs – gold analysis

The results are now in! Did the Bronze Age gold, found in a burial close to Stonehenge, came from Britain, Ireland or Brittany. Located close to Stonehenge, Bush Barrow is Britain's richest Bronze Age burial. The most remarkable discovery was a gold-studded dagger pommel, set with thousands of microscopic gold

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Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Weston Loan Programme support for Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition

We are delighted that we have been awarded a £25,000 grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund to support our Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition, opening in September 2020. The exhibition will feature loans from from V&A, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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Metal detecting rally at All Cannings

The Museum has been contacted on social media and email by a number of people about a rally planned last week to take place at All Cannings. The rally was to take place over the site of All Cannings Cross, excavated by Maud Cunnington from 1911 to 1922, by Paul

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Oexmann Art Competition Judges announced

The Judges have today been announced for the 2019 Oexmann Competition. The Wiltshire Museum has been holding the biennial Oexmann Art Award Competition and Exhibition since 1988, and it is now one of Wiltshire’s art community’s most important events. This year’s competition and exhibition marks the 16th biennial Oexmann Art

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Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024

As we embark upon the development of the Devizes Assize Court as the new home of the Wiltshire Museum, it is important that we have a clear direction to maintain the forward momentum developed over the last few years and ‘keep the show on the road’. Our previous Strategic Plan

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Where did the gold from the time of Stonehenge come from? Analysing the Bush Barrow dagger.

The results are now in! Did the Bronze Age gold, found in a burial close to Stonehenge, came from Britain, Ireland or Brittany. Located close to Stonehenge, Bush Barrow is Britain's richest Bronze Age burial.  The most remarkable discovery was a gold-studded dagger pommel, set with thousands of microscopic gold

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Where did the gold from the time of Stonehenge come from? Analysing the Bush Barrow dagger.

We need your help to find out if Bronze Age gold, found in a burial close to Stonehenge, came from Britain, Ireland or Brittany. Located close to Stonehenge, Bush Barrow is Britain's richest Bronze Age burial.  The most remarkable discovery was a gold-studded dagger pommel, set with thousands of microscopic

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