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.
Cancelled due to COVID-19. We hope we may be able to run a similar session in the future. Come along for 50 minutes of stories…
Led by Isobel Geddes, Project Officer for the Wiltshire Geology Group and WANHS member. Walk to Slaughterford on a riverside footpath and back, with an…
Come along for 50 minutes of stories and multi-sensory fun for families with curious minds – for children ages 2 to 5. Connect to the…
Led by Isobel Geddes, Project Officer for the Wiltshire Geology Group and a WANHS member. This is a 4.5 mile walk to Avoncliff (note -…