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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2020-02-20 10:00:00 to 2020-02-20 16:00:0020Feb2020

February Half Term: LOOK AGAIN: Workshop Fun with Fashion and Textiles - Hands-on History of Fashion with Romilly Swan

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop-in workshops 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm 

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2020-02-18 10:00:00 to 2020-02-18 16:00:0018Feb2020

February Half Term: LOOK AGAIN: Workshops Fun with Fashion and Textiles - Arty Accessories with Liza Morgan

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop-in workshops 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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2020-01-25 00:00:00 to 2020-04-17 23:00:0025Jan2020

Albert Goodwin: Visionary Landscapes

Saturday, January 25, 2020 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

An exhibition of watercolour paintings and sketches that illustrate the travels and influences of the landscape artist Albert Goodwin (1845 - 1932).

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2019-12-14 10:00:00 to 2019-12-14 16:00:0014Dec2019

Tudor Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

The medieval King’s House museum building will be decked with Tudor splendour. Reindeer greet you on the lawn as you enter.

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2019-10-31 14:00:00 to 2019-10-31 16:00:0031Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - SOUL: Symphonies in String

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Drawing and all insp

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2019-10-31 14:00:00 to 2019-10-31 16:00:0031Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - BODY: Glow Lab

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Drawing and all insp

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2019-10-30 10:00:00 to 2019-10-30 12:30:0030Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - BODY: Glow Lab

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30

Celebrating Drawing and all insp

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2019-10-29 10:00:00 to 2019-10-29 16:00:0029Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - BODY: Human Drawing Machines

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Drawing and all inspired by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawings Prize 2019 Exhibition

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2019-10-11 23:00:00 to 2020-01-11 00:00:0012Oct2019

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 to Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize, is the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

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2019-10-07 09:30:00 to 2020-04-06 11:00:0007Oct2019

Conversation Club

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:30 to Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00

First Monday of every month. Sessions from 10.30am until 12 midday

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2019-09-26 12:30:00 to 2019-09-26 13:45:0026Sep2019

Museum Tour for Silver Salisbury: The Meaning of Things

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:45

An accompanied tour, object handling and conversation as part of the Silver Salisbury Programme

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2019-09-20 23:00:00 to 2020-01-04 00:00:0021Sep2019

Ann-Marie James - Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined

Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Wessex Museums Partnership invited Ann-Marie James to explore Salisbury Museum’s collections and those of our three partner museums (Dorset Museum

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2019-09-03 09:30:00 to 2020-05-05 11:00:0003Sep2019

Caring and Creative

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:30 to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:00

Taking place on the first Tuesday of the month. Sessions from 10.30am until 12 midday.

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2019-08-27 09:00:00 to 2019-08-27 15:00:0027Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Archaeology Animation with Matthew Dean

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Artist Matthew Dean will be bringing his animation technology with him to the museum. Find out how to put a short animation together from start to finish with this fun workshop.

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2019-08-20 09:00:00 to 2019-08-20 15:00:0020Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Selfies and Sitters: The Work of Augustus John with Emma Kerr

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

A portrait captures a moment in time but can achieve a lifetime in history.

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2019-08-09 09:00:00 to 2020-03-13 11:30:0009Aug2019

Under Five's Fridays

Friday, August 9, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:30

Creative fun for little ones and their grown-ups. Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. Babies welcome

Friday 9 August

Friday 13 September

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2019-07-30 09:00:00 to 2019-08-27 15:00:0030Jul2019

Summer Discovery Days

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00 to Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:00

Creative drop-in sessions 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm

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2019-07-19 23:00:00 to 2019-10-04 23:00:0020Jul2019

Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour

Saturday, July 20, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019

Our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the re

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2019-07-12 23:00:00 to 2019-12-14 00:00:0013Jul2019

Young Curators Club

Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life for 6 - 12 year olds.

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2019-06-28 23:00:00 to 2019-09-27 23:00:0029Jun2019

Hoards Exhibition at Brading Roman Villa

Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019

Hoards: The Hidden History of Ancient Britain was first shown at the museum in October 2018. This is a partnership exhibition with the British Museum and it is now touring the country.

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2019-06-18 23:00:00 to 2019-10-24 23:00:0019Jun2019

cARTes postales - Art on Postcards

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 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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2019-02-23 00:00:00 to 2019-09-14 23:00:0023Feb2019

Peter Thursby: The Power of Line and Form

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019

The museum acquired the Peter Thursby archive in 2015 and this exhibition represents a glimpse into that archive.

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2019-01-19 00:00:00 to 2019-09-28 23:00:0019Jan2019

Creative Wiltshire: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire

Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

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