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.

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2018-10-12 23:00:00 to 2019-01-05 00:00:0013Oct2018

Hoards: A Hidden History of Ancient Britain

Saturday, October 13, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019

In partnership with the British Museum, this exhibition traces the story of hoarding from Bronze Age weapons discovered in the river Thames and the first Iron Age coin hoards, through to hoards bur

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Exhibitions
2018-08-31 23:00:00 to 2019-02-16 00:00:0001Sep2018

Anello Flow: An Exhibition by Almuth Tebbenhoff

Saturday, September 1, 2018 to Saturday, February 16, 2019

The work Anello Flow by Almuth Tebbenhoff currently on display outside on the ‘Wessex Plinth’, is part of a wider programme to showcase the best in contemporary sculpture at the museum.

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2018-06-06 23:00:00 to 2019-02-14 00:00:0007Jun2018

Wessex Plinth: Anello Flow by Almuth Tebbenhoff

Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Thursday, February 14, 2019

The latest work of sculpture to feature on the 'Wessex Plinth' at the front of the museum is 'Anello Flow' by Almuth Tebbenhoff, FRSS, DLitt

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2019-01-19 00:00:00 to 2019-05-03 23:00:0019Jan2019

The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 - 1919

Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

This exhibition provides an overview of the rise of photography in Salisbury during the first decade or so of the medium’s existence up to the end of the First World War.

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2019-01-19 00:00:00 to 2019-05-03 23:00:0019Jan2019

Creative Wiltshire: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire

Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Saturday, May 4, 2019

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2019-05-17 23:00:00 to 2019-09-28 23:00:0018May2019

Augustus John: Drawn from Life

Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

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2018-10-19 23:00:00 to 2019-01-05 00:00:0020Oct2018

Wessex Museums: Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour

Saturday, October 20, 2018 to Saturday, January 5, 2019

Our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the region’s ‘wicked’ past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking!

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2018-12-15 10:00:00 to 2018-12-15 16:00:0015Dec2018

Christmas at the Museum

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

In the lead up to Christmas, join us for a day of festive fun!

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For Families
2019-02-19 10:00:00 to 2019-02-19 16:00:0019Feb2019

February Half Term: Discovery Day Snap Back in Time

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop in sessions from 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2018-10-27 13:30:00 to 2018-10-27 15:00:0027Oct2018

Beastly Monsters & Monstrous Beasts

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 14:30 to 16:00

It’s going to be a beastly day at the museum! Join fearless monster hunter Alice Quatermain in this one woman show, as she remembers many of her daring escapades from the Edwardian era.

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2018-10-30 10:00:00 to 2018-10-30 16:00:0030Oct2018

Discovery Day: Monstrous Masks with Liza Morgan

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 10:00 to 16:00

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2018-10-18 17:00:00 to 2018-10-18 19:00:0018Oct2018

Lost and Found: The Stories Behind the Hoards - A Talk by Dr Eleanor Ghey

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 18:00 to 20:00

6pm Private View of the Hoards Exhibition, 7pm Talk

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Lectures
2018-11-01 18:30:00 to 2018-11-01 20:00:0001Nov2018

The Annual Clarendon Lecture: From Clarendon to Cambridge - A Talk by James Wright

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Great Houses During the Reign of Henry VI  6.30pm Drinks, 7pm Talk

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2018-11-14 10:30:00 to 2018-12-12 13:00:0014Nov2018

The Art of Post-War Britain: Art History Course with Paul Chapman

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 10:30 to Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 13:00

Wednesdays 14, 21, 28 November, 5 and 12 December

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2018-11-15 18:30:00 to 2018-11-15 20:00:0015Nov2018

The Vale of Pewsey Project: Marden Henge and Cat's Brain Long Barrow - A talk by Dr Jim Leary

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

This talk from Dr Jim Leary will give an overview of the recently completed Vale of Pewsey project; including an account of the investigations at Marden Henge and the exciting excavation of Cat’s B

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2018-11-29 18:30:00 to 2018-11-29 20:00:0029Nov2018

Hoards During the Earliest Age of Metal: A talk by Dr Neil Wilkin

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Rarely does a year go by without a new headline-making discovery of a Bronze Age hoard - from fewer than ten cases in 1997 to around 60 today.

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2019-01-24 18:30:00 to 2019-01-24 20:00:0024Jan2019

Stories on the Mantlepiece: A talk by Stephen Duckworth

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Stephen Duckworth is the author of  'Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures'.

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Lectures
2019-02-13 18:30:00 to 2019-02-13 20:00:0013Feb2019

Finding Nero (and other Roman Emperors): Establishing Identity in Romano-British Sculpture - A talk by Dr Miles Russell

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Although Britain was part of the Roman Empire for nearly four centuries, the apparent absence of portrait sculpture here stands in marked contrast to other western Roman provinces.

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2018-12-07 18:30:00 to 2018-12-07 20:00:0007Dec2018

Darling Edith, and Others: Rex Whistler in Letters with Jill Fenner and Edward Halsted

Friday, December 7, 2018 - 18:30 to 20:00

Join us for an evening of Rex Whistler’s letters read by actors Jill Fenner and Edward Halsted.

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2019-03-21 18:30:00 to 2019-03-21 20:00:0021Mar2019

Beer Tasting with Simon Jackson

Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Celebrate spring with a talk about the history of beer and a tutored tasting of a selection of British beer styles accompanied by a selection of British Cheese and ‘pub snacks’.

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2019-03-23 14:30:00 to 2019-03-23 16:00:0023Mar2019

Landscape and Melody: Captain Swing and the Blacksmith - A talk by Beatrice Parvin

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Beatrice Parvin’s novel Captain Swing and the Blacksmith is set in Wiltshire in the 1840s. It tells the story of working people through the land they toiled and the songs they sang.

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