Talks and Walks for your group
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
- Devizes Assize Court - a new home for the Wiltshire Museum
- Devizes Castle
- Eric Ravilious: Downland Man (from October 2020 - linked to our Ravilious exhibition Oct 202-January 2022)
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.
In the eighteenth century, landscape design took a dramatic u-turn, and this talk is about that significant change, seen through the ‘eyes’ of the estates…
An afternoon walk, from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge, led by Museum Director, David Dawson The Walk This half-day tour starts at 1.30pm, meeting close to…
This walk will take us from Sandy Lane down into the Bowood landscape. This was one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s most successful commissions, and many of…
Starting at the Pewsey Downs Car Park, we head up Walkers Hill to see the Neolithic long barrow called Adam’s Grave. After this we walk…