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 ascending Title Type
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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Exhibitions
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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Exhibitions
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
2017-08-15 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
2017-08-08 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
2017-08-01 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
2017-07-25 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
2017-07-23 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
2017-07-23 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 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 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
2017-07-22 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
2017-07-22 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 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 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
2017-07-21 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
2017-07-21 17:30:00 to 2017-07-21 19:00:0021Jul2017

Festival of Archaeology Talks: Jeremy Deller chaired by Mike Pitts

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Turner Prize winner Jeremy Deller will be at the festival to discuss his fascination with both recent and ancient history.

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Festival of Archaeology 2017
2017-07-18 09:00:00 to 2017-07-18 11:00:0018Jul2017

Ancient Landscapes Through the Lens: A guided photographic walk to Martin Down

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 -
10:00 to 12:00

Join David Walker and Peter Norton, as they lead a walk through this ancient landscape, and along the way, providing some invaluable advice on how best to photograph it.

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Events
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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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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2017-07-06 17:30:00 to 2017-07-06 19:00:0006Jul2017

The Draw of the Ancient Landscape - A talk with Anna and Patrick Dillon

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

The landscape of the Wessex Chalklands with its prehistoric monuments is a frequent theme in Modernist British painting, notably through the work of Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious and John Piper.

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Lectures
2017-06-29 17:30:00 to 2017-06-29 19:00:0029Jun2017

Between Avebury and Stonehenge: The Vale of Pewsey Project - A talk by Dr Jim Leary

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

This talk will provide an overview of recent archaeological investigations in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire.

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Lectures
2017-06-22 17:30:00 to 2017-06-22 19:00:0022Jun2017

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man - A talk by James Russell

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Eric Ravilious was only 39 when he died on active service as a war artist in 1942, yet he had already achieved amazing things.

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Lectures
2017-06-20 10:00:00 to 2017-06-20 12:00:0020Jun2017

Ancient Landscapes Through the Lens: A guided photographic walk to Fyfield Down

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
11:00 to 13:00

Join David Walker and Peter Norton, as they lead a walk through this ancient landscape, and along the way, providing some invaluable advice on how best to photograph it.

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Events
2017-06-15 09:00:00 to 2017-06-15 16:00:0015Jun2017

Outing to Down Farm

Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
10:00 to 17:00

Led by Martin Green, spend the day enjoying art and archaeology in the landscape of Down Farm.

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Events
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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For Families
2017-06-09 09:00:00 to 2017-06-09 10:30:0009Jun2017

Under Five's Friday: Galloping through the Landscape with Suzie Gutteridge

Friday, June 9, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Arty fun for little ones! Join artist Suzie Gutteridge as we take a gallop through the landscape, inspired by the chalk horses of Wiltshire.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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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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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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Exhibitions
2017-05-10 23:00:00 to 2017-06-14 23:00:0011May2017

Course: Understanding Chalkland Landscapes

Thursday, May 11, 2017 to Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursdays 11, 18, 25 May and 1, 8 and 15 June, 10.15 am - 5pm

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Events
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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Exhibitions
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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