What's On

Museums at Night

The Museum has a busy programme of family events, courses, lectures and tours. Our temporary exhibition programme includes three major and three minor exhibitions per year, which cover subjects as diverse as history, archaeology and fine art.

Datesort descending Title Type
2017-04-07 23:00:00 to 2017-09-02 23:00:0008Apr2017

British Art: Ancient Landscapes

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017

The British landscape has been a continual inspiration to artists across the centuries and particularly the landscapes shaped and marked by our distant ancestors.

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2017-04-07 23:00:00 to 2017-09-02 23:00:0008Apr2017

Spoons - A stirring tale...

Saturday, April 8, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017

This unusual exhibition of spoons, is the result of a project working in collaboration with the NFWI Craft Committee.

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2017-05-19 23:00:00 to 2017-08-26 23:00:0020May2017

The Art of Stonehenge

Saturday, May 20, 2017 to Sunday, August 27, 2017

This exhibition complements the 'British Art: Ancient Landscapes' exhibition on show in the Main Exhibition Galleries.

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2017-07-10 15:45:00 to 2017-10-22 15:45:0010Jul2017

History Through the Eye of a Needle

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 16:45 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 16:45

The Machine Embroidery Group (MEG) has worked together with Salisbury Museum to work on this exhibition ‘History Through The Eye of the Needle. Art Embroidery Inspired by Archaeology’.

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2017-07-21 23:00:00 to 2017-07-22 23:00:0022Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017

Bringing the fascinating and famous to Salisbury, the Festival of Archaeology offers a unique weekend of heritage, archaeology and living history at Salisbury Museum.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-22 09:30:00 to 2017-07-22 10:30:0022Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Prof Roberta Gilchrist 'Glastonbury Abbey: Archaeology and Legend'

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30

This lecture reveals some key findings from archaeological excavations that took place at Glastonbury Abbey from 1904 to 1979.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-22 11:00:00 to 2017-07-22 12:00:0022Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Dr Alex Langlands 'The Lost City of Old Sarum'

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
12:00 to 13:00

This lecture examines the evidence for Old Sarum in the Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-22 12:30:00 to 2017-07-22 13:30:0022Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Chris Wakefield 'Must Farm: Britain's Pompeii'

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
13:30 to 14:30

In August 2015 the Cambridge Archaeological Unit began excavation of a Bronze Age Settlement.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-22 14:00:00 to 2017-07-22 15:00:0022Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Peter Ginn and Dr Alex Langlands

Saturday, July 22, 2017 -
15:00 to 16:00

Peter and Alex trained together as archaeologists and since then have become familiar faces in television history documentaries, presenting often in a very hands on way.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-23 09:30:00 to 2017-07-23 10:30:0023Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Garry Momber from the Maritime Archaeological Trust

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
10:30 to 11:30

Director of the Maritime Archaeology Trust, Garry Momber will be introducing us to some of the fascinating projects carried out around Britain’s historic coastline, taking the festival off terra-f

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-23 11:00:00 to 2017-07-23 12:00:0023Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham 'The Lost Gatehouse'

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
12:00 to 13:00

A rough sketch from 1799 and an intriguing mark on a geophysical survey have Phil and Lorraine once again digging live for us at the festival.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-23 12:30:00 to 2017-07-23 13:30:0023Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Kate Adie with Richard Osgood 'History Before her Eyes'

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
13:30 to 14:30

Archaeologists can spend their careers reconstructing historic moments. Kate Adie’s career has seen numerous dramatic historic moments occur with her own eyes.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-23 14:00:00 to 2017-07-23 15:00:0023Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Francis Pryor 'Stonehenge: The Story of a Sacred Landscape'

Sunday, July 23, 2017 -
15:00 to 16:00

This talk will be about the people who built Stonehenge and monuments like it right across Britain.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-25 09:00:00 to 2017-07-25 15:00:0025Jul2017

Summer Discovery Day: Companions of the Long Bow

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2017-08-01 09:00:00 to 2017-08-01 15:00:0001Aug2017

Summer Discovery Day: Printing with Charlotte Moreton

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2017-08-08 09:00:00 to 2017-08-08 15:00:0008Aug2017

Summer Discovery Day: Make a Noah's Ark with Charlotte Stowell

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2017-08-11 09:00:00 to 2017-08-11 10:30:0011Aug2017

Under Five's Friday: Holidays

Friday, August 11, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Arty fun for little ones! Join artist Suzie Gutteridge for creative fun inspired by summer holidays.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome

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2017-08-15 09:00:00 to 2017-08-15 15:00:0015Aug2017

Summer Discovery Day: Layered Landscape Tiles and Pots with Sarah Holtby

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2017-08-22 09:00:00 to 2017-08-22 15:00:0022Aug2017

Summer Discovery Day: Digging with Archaeologist Chris Elmer

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 5pm

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For Families
2017-09-01 23:00:00 to 2018-01-06 00:00:0002Sep2017

Paul Kidby: The Charmed Realm

Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Saturday, January 6, 2018

Within the walls of this exhibition awaits a secret kingdom where the folk of dreams abide.

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2017-09-15 23:00:00 to 2018-01-13 00:00:0016Sep2017

Terry Pratchett: HisWorld

Saturday, September 16, 2017 to Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Salisbury Museum, The Estate of Sir Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby present ‘Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’.

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2018-01-27 00:00:00 to 2018-05-11 23:00:0027Jan2018

Brian Graham: Towards Music

Saturday, January 27, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018

This exhibition of the work of artist Brian Graham, represents a unique interpretation of the evolution of music and dance.

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2018-03-16 18:00:00 to 2018-03-16 20:30:0016Mar2018

The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra are a group of young musicians who move seamlessly between styles, genres and musical eras.

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