We offer a wide range of learning opportunities for people of all ages including:
* KS1 and KS2 Primary School learning programme
* creative play sessions for pre-schools
* hands-on workshops for schools, clubs and youth groups
* family workshops and events
* talks and tours for higher and further education groups
* evening classes and handling sessions for adult groups
* reminiscence sessions
* tours of archaeological sites for all ages - including West Kennet long barrow, Adam's Grave and the North Wessex Downs and special tours of the Stonehenge landscape

To find out more, contact Ali Rushent, our Learning and Outreach Officer on 01380 727369 or click here to send an e-mail.


**  POSTPONED (Covid-19) ** Invitation to Teacher Twilight Session – Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition

We would like to invite you to the Museum for our free twilight session for our upcoming special exhibition, Eric Ravilious: Downland Man, which opens in October this year.  This exciting exhibition explores Eric Ravilious’ fascination with the sweeping landscapes of  the Wiltshire and Sussex Downs and features his iconic watercolour of the Westbury White Horse.

For the very first time Wiltshire Museum will be borrowing from major National Museums, including Tate, V&A, IWM and the British Museum, bringing international quality art to the County.

Eric Ravilious was an important artist between the wars and is particularly known for his watercolours of the South Downs and other English landscapes, but also for his wood engraving and book illustrations.  The exhibition has a strong focus on landscape painting, with the most recognisable painting probably being the Westbury Horse.  However, it also considers themes of mythology and archaeology, and as Ravilious served as a wartime artist, the exhibition includes war time scenes of the coast.

The twilight sessions will take place on 30 March and 2 April and you are welcome to drop in at any time between 5 and 7pm.  The sessions will give you the chance to find out more about Ravilious and his art work.  You will have the opportunity to discuss with our staff how you will be able to use the exhibition and other aspects of the Museum with your students.

We will be able to show you some of the works that will feature in the exhibition and our Director, David Dawson, can tell you a little more about Eric Ravilious and his work.

You will have the opportunity to preview our ‘Out of Egypt’ Exhibition, opening the following week.  This is a family friendly exhibition featuring genuine Ancient Egyptian artefacts including a death masks, shabti figures and jewellery.

Light refreshments will be provided.  Free parking is available behind the Museum.

If you are unable to make either of these sessions but would still like to find out more about the content of this exhibition, how you can visit with your group, and how to use the works to inspire art work in your school, then please do not hesitate to get in touch and we can arrange another time for you to come in.  We are happy to come to you if it is easier.

We do hope you can come and we look forward to meeting you.

Ali Rushent

Learning Officer

We will advise new dates as soon as we can.  19/3/2020


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