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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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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 museum will be the first venue on a tour of the winning work of this prestigious drawing prize (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize).

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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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For Families
2019-07-18 17:30:00 to 2019-07-18 19:00:0018Jul2019

Winifred Lamb: Field Archaeologist and Museum Curator - A talk by Professor David Gill

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Winifred Lamb, who grew up at Winterslow near Salisbury, served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge from 1920 to 1958.

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2019-07-13 09:00:00 to 2019-07-14 16:00:0013Jul2019

Festival of Archaeology 2019

Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 14, 2019 - 17:00

What does archaeology mean to you? This July at the museum, it will mean a weekend of discovery, entertainment and fascination in the heart of Wessex.

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2019-07-04 17:30:00 to 2019-07-04 19:00:0004Jul2019

The Romance of the Road: British Painters and the Roving Life - A talk by James Russell

Thursday, July 4, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Augustus John caused scandal when he travelled round Edwardian England in a caravan, but he was not the only artist attracted to the travelling life in the early 20th century.

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2019-06-28 09:00:00 to 2019-06-30 16:00:0028Jun2019

National Armed Forces Day - Explore Salisbury Museum

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 10:00 to Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 17:00

28 – 29 June 2019 - 10am until 5pm, 30 June 2019 - 12 midday until 5pm

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For Families
2019-06-23 12:00:00 to 2019-07-07 15:00:0023Jun2019

Portraiture in Practice with Artist Claire Thomas

Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 13:00 to Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 16:00

Sundays 23, 30 June and 7 July

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2019-06-22 13:30:00 to 2019-06-22 15:00:0022Jun2019

Augustus John: A Personal Reminiscence - A talk by Tristan de Vere Cole

Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

Join us for a very special afternoon, in the company of Tristan de Vere Cole, who will be talking about his personal memories of Augustus John.

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Lectures
2019-06-20 17:30:00 to 2019-06-20 19:00:0020Jun2019

Augustus John: His Place in the History of Portraiture - A talk by Nicholas Beer

Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

A practising portrait painter and teacher of portrait painting with twenty five years of experience, Nicholas Beer will give an illustrated outline of the British portrait tradition and Augustus Jo

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2019-06-19 10:00:00 to 2019-06-19 15:00:0019Jun2019

Outing to the Blue Poole with Hadrian Cook

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:00

Join landscape historian Hadrian Cook for a VIP day out at the Blue Poole in Dorset.

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2019-06-15 13:30:00 to 2019-06-15 15:00:0015Jun2019

Salisbury Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

A programme of early classical music that will include quintets by J C

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2019-05-27 09:00:00 to 2019-05-31 15:00:0027May2019

May Half Term: Creative Wiltshire Workshops

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, May 31, 2019 - 16:00

Join us for a range of fun, craft activities over the May half term with artist Charlie James.

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For Families
2019-05-25 10:00:00 to 2019-05-25 15:00:0025May2019

May Bank Holiday Family Fiesta @ Bemerton Heath

Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:00 to 16:00

We will be joining the International Arts Festival on Bemerton Heath for a family fun extravaganza.

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For Families
2019-05-23 12:30:00 to 2019-05-23 13:30:0023May2019

Dementia Friendly Tour

Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:30

Hosted by our Senior Guide and our Community Curator this tour is designed specifically for people living with dementia and their carers.

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2019-05-22 17:30:00 to 2019-05-22 19:00:0022May2019

Augustus John: The Last Bohemian? A talk by David Boyd Haycock

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

When Augustus John died in 1961 he was described in The New York Times as ‘the grand old man of British painting, and one of the greatest in British history’ – but was he?

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Lectures
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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Exhibitions
2019-05-15 09:00:00 to 2019-05-15 15:00:0015May2019

Outing to Fordingbridge and the New Forest with Paul Chapman and Hadrian Cook

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

A day out inspired by Augustus John and the landscape of the New Forest with art historian Paul Chapman and landscape historian Hadrian Cook.

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2019-05-10 23:00:00 to 2019-12-14 00:00:0011May2019

Young Curators Club

Saturday, May 11, 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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For Families
2019-05-09 17:30:00 to 2019-05-09 19:00:0009May2019

The Moral Compass of Barchester: A talk by Lord Chartres

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Richard Chartres former President of the Trollope Society reflects on Anthony Trollope's life and his generally benign view of the characters in his novels.

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Lectures
2019-05-06 09:00:00 to 2019-05-06 16:00:0006May2019

Phil's Dig

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:00

Come and experience a live dig at the museum with Dr Phil Harding and Lorraine Mepham from Wessex Archaeology.

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2019-05-02 17:30:00 to 2019-05-02 19:00:0002May2019

The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 - 1919: A talk by Anthony Hamber

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Anthony Hamber is an independent photographic historian who curated The Origins of Photography in Salisbury 1839 – 1919 exhibition at the museum.

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Lectures
2019-05-01 09:30:00 to 2019-06-12 12:00:0001May2019

Still in Search of Albion: Art and Landscapes Course with Paul Chapman and Hadrian Cook

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 10:30 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 13:00

Wednesdays 1, 8, 22 and 29 May, 5 and 12 June

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2019-04-25 09:00:00 to 2019-04-25 16:00:0025Apr2019

Outing to Down Farm

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 10:00 to 17:00

Spend the day enjoying archaeology in the landscape of Down Farm, led by Martin Green.

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2019-04-19 23:00:00 to 2019-07-05 23:00:0020Apr2019

Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour

Saturday, April 20, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019

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

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Exhibitions
2019-04-12 09:00:00 to 2019-09-13 10:30:0012Apr2019

Under Five's Fridays

Friday, April 12, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:30

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

Friday 12 April

Friday 10 May

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For Families
2019-04-08 09:00:00 to 2019-04-22 16:00:0008Apr2019

Easter at the Museum

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 10:00 to Monday, April 22, 2019 - 17:00

Don’t be at a loose end over the Easter holidays! Follow our Easter Bunny Trail around the museum and discover wonderful things along the way!

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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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2019-02-19 00:00:00 to 2019-07-17 23:00:0019Feb2019

Wessex Plinth: Leaf Man by Laurence Edwards

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Thursday, July 18, 2019

In partnership with Messums, Wiltshire, we welcome a new sculpture to the ‘Wessex Plinth’ at the front of the museum.

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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 2019-09-28 23:00:0019Jan2019

Creative Wiltshire: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire

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

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