Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

Objects on Tour: Wessex Women Our four partner museums have explored their collections and found objects that tell the untold stories of our region’s women and their past – from the unexpected to the ground-breaking and intriguing. These objects will be travelling between the 4 Museums until October 2020. The

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Women’s History Month

Throughout March we've been celebrating Women's History Month - and International Women's Day! Staff and volunteers have been researching famous Wiltshire women from all different walks of life - and have found some incredible stories. The Museum's own history and current existence owes a lot to the women who have

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Inside the Museum: A Visual Story

We were due to hold our Relaxed Opening Hours on Sunday 29th March, which has been postponed until we are able to reopen. We have instead adapted our visual story, an image led document that helps people prepare for a visit to the Museum, to create ‘Inside Wiltshire Museum’, which

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Cunnington Letter Book Conservation Appeal

Thank you to everyone who has supported our appeal.  As at today's date (3 February 2020) we have received donations totaling £1,095 towards the £1,850 needed.  The Appeal is still open and you can donate below.  Thank you again for your support of this important project. Dear Member and Supporter

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A Wealth of Knowledge: Unlocking a Decade of Archaeological Research

Wiltshire Museum has been awarded £47,000 over two years, from the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, to review the research undertaken on the archaeology collections of Wiltshire Museum and The Salisbury Museum over the past decade. A Wealth of Knowledge: unlocking a decade of archaeological research is a joint

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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 1 Tokyo

Day 1 – Wednesday 23 October After a long flight from London, we woke up in our hotel fronting the river in Tokyo. The day began with battling through the crowds of the Tokyo rush hour to start with a visit to one of the University museums - highlighting the

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 2 Tamagawa

Day 2 - Thursday 24 October Heading north to visit Neolithic sites  We missed the train that we were supposed to catch (the Tokyo rush hour is something else) which in turn meant that we missed the intended meeting with representatives at the Akita Prefecture Centre for Protection of Cultural

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Jomon Japan day 3 Oyu and Isodotai stone circles

Day 3 – Friday 25 October The day started with bright sun and the colours of the autumn leaves were stunning. A morning bath was essential, though it meant that I had to miss breakfast as the queue was too long. Instead, I bought an apple from the hotel shop

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 4 Komakino stone circle and Aomori

Day 4 – Saturday 26 October Woke up early and had a hot bath in the public baths attached to the hotel. We drove through fabulous autumn scenery to Hirosaki where we stopped to visit the medieval castle, built on 1609. This was the headquarters of one of the two

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