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Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

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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 four items touring at present are:

If you have membership to any of the Wessex Museum Partnership Museums you have free entry to each Museum.

Wessex Museums  comprises 4 Museums in our region, Dorset County, Poole, Salisbury and Wiltshire Museum, working together to tell the story of Dorset and Wiltshire.  The aim is to share knowledge, artefacts and skills to a wider audience exploring the stories of Wessex and encouraging the communities around each museum to be involved and contribute.


Portrait of Peggy Guido (Mrs Cecily Margaret Piggott) by Frank Griffith

Portrait of Peggy Guido by Frank Griffith (1889-1979), painted in c.1938 Peggy Guido was President of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, jointly with the archaeologist Stuart Piggott, her former husband. Peggy was a leading archaeologist, excavating many prehistoric sites in Wiltshire and beyond

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Women’s Land Army

Photograph of 'Land Girls' on a Wiltshire farm close to Devizes. The Women's Land Army boosted agricultural production during the Second World War as men left to serve in the armed forces. We have a recording by Jean Davis that gives a vivid picture of

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