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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
2016-09-16 23:00:00 to 2017-03-25 00:00:0017Sep2016

Constable in Context: Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows in perspective

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Saturday, March 25, 2017

In 2013 John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, exhibited 1831, one of the greatest masterpieces of British Art, was secured for the nation with assistance from the 

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2017-01-14 00:00:00 to 2017-05-12 23:00:0014Jan2017

Rena Gardiner - Artist and Printmaker

Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rena Gardiner (1929-99) is best remembered for her guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside which she wrote, illustrated and printed in her cottage in Dorset. Several of them a

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2017-02-22 18:30:00 to 2017-02-22 20:00:0022Feb2017

Water Meadows and Landscape in the Five River Valleys: A talk by Hadrian Cook

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Water meadows are a significant feature of the landscape of the chalk valleys around Salisbury.

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2017-02-25 10:30:00 to 2017-03-25 12:30:0025Feb2017

Constable Walks: Step into 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831'

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:30 to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:30

Saturdays 25 February and 25 March 2017

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2017-03-01 18:30:00 to 2017-03-01 20:00:0001Mar2017

Beer and Cheese: A tutored beer tasting with Simon Jackson

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

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2017-03-08 18:30:00 to 2017-03-08 20:00:0008Mar2017

Unexpected Treasures: Archaeology and Botany - A talk by Ruth Pelling

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Archaeobotany (the study of plant remains from archaeological contexts) has been a routine practice in most commercial and research excavations for the last few decades.

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2017-03-10 10:00:00 to 2017-03-10 11:30:0010Mar2017

Under Five's Friday: Mad Hatters

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

Arty fun for little ones! Come and start getting ready for Easter, with a morning of mad hatter makes, led by artist Suzie Gutteridge.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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For Families
2017-03-11 10:30:00 to 2017-03-11 13:00:0011Mar2017

Young Curators Club: Fantastic Fans

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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For Families
2017-03-18 14:30:00 to 2017-03-18 16:00:0018Mar2017

The Fisher Letters: A rehearsed reading directed by Samantha Holland

Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
14:30 to 16:00

Fundraising Event

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2017-03-23 18:00:00 to 2017-03-23 20:00:0023Mar2017

Turner, Constable and the French Impressionists in Britain: A talk by Nicholas Alfrey

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

As our ‘Constable in Context’ draws to a close, join us for ‘last chance to see’ Private View and glass of wine, followed by a talk from Nicholas Alfrey.

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2017-03-30 17:30:00 to 2017-03-30 19:00:0030Mar2017

Making Giants: The Salisbury Giant and his kin - A talk by Alixe Bovey

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

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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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2017-04-08 09:30:00 to 2017-04-08 12:00:0008Apr2017

Young Curators Club: Textile Terra Firma

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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For Families
2017-04-15 09:00:00 to 2017-04-15 15:00:0015Apr2017

Easter at the Museum

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

Join us and help make a giant mosaic for Easter with our friends Urban Canvas. Storytelling from Salisbury Library and an Easter archaeology trail with prizes too.

Fundraising Event

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For Families
2017-05-12 09:00:00 to 2017-05-12 10:00:0012May2017

Under Five's Friday: Printing Marks with Suzie Gutteridge

Friday, May 12, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:00

Join artist Suzie Gutteridge as she leads a creative session inspired by the mark making of printmaker Rena Gardiner.

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For Families
2017-05-13 09:30:00 to 2017-05-13 12:15:0013May2017

Young Curators Club: Ancient archery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:15

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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For Families
2017-05-19 17:00:00 to 2017-05-19 19:00:0019May2017

Museums at Night: Great Battles with Greg Chapman

Friday, May 19, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00

History comes to life for Museums at Night with the amazing Greg Chapman. Back by popular demand, historical entertainer Greg will re-enact some of history’s greatest battles on our back lawn!

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For Families
2017-05-28 23:00:00 to 2017-05-29 23:00:0029May2017

Bank Holiday Fun - The Coo Var Glow Wall

Monday, May 29, 2017 to Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10am - 4pm

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For Families
2017-06-10 09:30:00 to 2017-06-10 12:00:0010Jun2017

Young Curators Club: Chivalry School

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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2017-07-08 09:30:00 to 2017-07-08 12:00:0008Jul2017

Young Curators Club: Prehistoric metalworking

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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For Families
2017-07-14 09:00:00 to 2017-07-14 10:30:0014Jul2017

Under Five's Friday: Digging for Treasure with Suzie Gutteridge

Friday, July 14, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Join artist Suzie Gutteridge for creative fun inspired by the Festival of Archaeology at the museum in July.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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For Families
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
2017-08-08 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
2017-09-15 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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