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 2020-January 2021)
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.
ONLINE LECTURE: The prehistoric chalkland landscape of Stonehenge, Avebury and Dorchester – tearing up the text books and starting again
NEW DATE - Thursday 11 February, 7.30 pm. To be presented online. All existing ticket holders have been contacted. by Dr Mike Allen. The comprehension…
ONLINE LECTURE: What Goes Around Comes Around: Wiltshire, from Stone Circles to Corn Circles – Tom Holland
Tom Holland, born in Wiltshire, will give a talk on both ancient and modern aspects of his native county for the Wiltshire Museum. Wiltshire, home…
Extraneous bits of human bones and cremations are recovered from a variety of Bronze Age sites, including both cemeteries and settlements. The most extraordinary example…
Dr Susan Greaney, Senior Properties Historian, English Heritage Located just to the east of Dorchester in Dorset, the enormous and elaborate henge of Mount Pleasant…