We run occasional courses on topics relating to archaeology, art and history, please see the Courses section of our events calendar to see if any are running.
External lectures, talks and walks
We offer a range of talks to groups and societies, including NADFAS, WI, archaeological societies and local history societies.
Standard talks include:
- Gold from the Time of Stonehenge - Summary: The Wiltshire Museum is the home of the best Bronze Age collections in Britain. The talk outlines the remarkable craftsmanship and stunning objects found with the burials of the chieftains, important women and priests who used Stonehenge for their ceremonies.
- The Story of Stonehenge
- Wiltshire's White Horses
- WW2 in Devizes
- The Story of Devizes
- The Making of the Kingdom of Wessex: Saxon Wiltshire
- Winds of War - WW1 US Propaganda Posters (from November 2017)
We can bring data projector and screen. We normally ask for a £45 donation plus travelling expenses.
Many of the talks are given by our Director, David Dawson. This is a short biography - David is the Director of the award-wining Wiltshire Museum in Devizes, and is an archaeologist who has worked in museums in Sussex, Canterbury and Oxfordshire. For more background, please see David's staff page.
Walks and tours
We can offer a number of walks to local archaeological sites, including Marden Henge, West Kennet Long Barrow, North Wessex Downs (Alton Barnes White horse, Adam's Grave and Knap Hill) and the Stonehenge Landscape. Contact us for details.
Wildlife in Wiltshire Art and Craft activities linked to our Natural History Exhibition. Make animal masks, create animal models and pictures Tuesday 19 February &…
In planning - date to be confirmed
Activities linked to our Snakes exhibition - trail, quizzes and art based activities. Young WANHS is our Saturday morning club for 7-14 year olds interested…
Lecture: Eric Ravilious: White Horses and the ‘lost’ Puffin picture book by Joe Pearson, Design for Today
SOLD OUT. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the waiting list - email@example.com. Eric Ravilious was commissioned to create a…