Higher Education

We welcome a number of Higher Education groups to the Museum for guided tours as well as taught sessions on archaeological topics and heritage management. Our Director is an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, London.

During the COVID-19 pandemic there are substantial difficulties with travel arrangements and group sizes. We are happy to look at any and all possible ways of working with your students - below are a few possibilities that you might want to consider.

Real-life visit
We are open to pre-booked visitors only on Thursdays - Saturdays. We wouldn't want to have too many people in the building at any one time, so we can arrange for you to visit from Sunday - Wednesday or even block out a day / half-day when we would otherwise be open. You can tell us how much interaction you would want us to have with your 'bubble' - either none or a tour (with masks).

Online talk / webinar
We can give an online talk using Zoom / Teams or whatever other platform you use. Let us know date / topic etc.

Virtual visit / handling sessions
We can use a webcam / mobile phone to give a virtual tour of the museum - including stores, archive, include handling collections etc.

Virtual field-trip
We can use a mobile phone to go out into the landscape to give a virtual field-trip (subject to mobile signal!). Have tried this on the Stonehenge Avenue and also inside the Assize Court. We can assess the suitability of  other sites such as West Kennet, Adam's Grave, Marden Henge, Woodhenge and Durrington Walls.

We are all making things up as we go along. If you can find some budget, then we would be very grateful, but we wouldn't want a charge to get in the way of doing something. We know how important seeing real things and talking to people in the sector is to your teaching and your students.

Contact us: just email hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

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