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Ways of Seeing Wiltshire

The Wiltshire landscape from chalk hill figures to prehistoric remains - artworks from the Museum’s collection. Echoing ideas of England’s heritage landscape pioneered across the 18th and 19th centuries, 20th century artists introduced new ways of appreciating chalk hill figures and prehistoric remains. This exhibition at Wiltshire Museum will highlight some of these works, held in the Museum’s own collection. Between the First and Second World Wars, less travelled ways became routes to the past. The surrounding…

Wildlife in the Red: Wildflower Meadows

Introducing our new virtual partnership exhibition... Once collectors’ curiosities, now endangered species Explore Wildlife in the Red - Wessex Museum's first online exhibition. Visit the Museum when we are open to see the accompanying display in our Long Room. Wildlife in the Red presents a range of natural history objects and environmental issues. From birds to butterflies, flowers to fish… explorers once scoured the globe to find exotic species to display in museums or private…

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man – Opening September 2021

His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above! An exhibition exploring for the first time, Eric Ravilious’s (1903-1942) fascination for the chalk downlands of Wiltshire and Sussex. From his student days until the last year of his life, Eric Ravilious returned again and again to the Downs, inspired particularly by the relationship between landscape and people.  Watercolours and wood engravings included in…

Exhibitions organised by our Wessex Museums partners


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