The Team

There is a small but friendly staff supported by volunteers largely drawn from the 800-strong Museum membership.
Staff
Adrian Green
Director

Adrian Green has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Museum, which encompasses managing the collections, building, displays, temporary exhibitions and staff. Adrian’s main priorities at the moment are increasing visitor numbers, widening access to the collections and redeveloping the Museum building.

Louise Tunnard
Communications Officer

Louise has responsibility for marketing the Museum, which includes advertising, print, social media, groups and events. She also looks after all aspects of admin for the team, the building and the site. 

Joyce Paesen
Exhibitions Officer

Joyce organises and delivers our dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions. This includes co-ordinating external exhibitions and creating in house projects.

Owain Hughes
Learning and Outreach Officer

Learning Officer devising, designing and delivering the formal and informal learning programme for the museum

Bridget Telfer
Volunteer Coordinator

I manage the team of volunteers at the Museum, which consists of almost 200 people. I oversee the induction of new volunteers and help individuals to decide which role is best for them. I co-ordinate the training programme for volunteers and provide on-going support for volunteers during their time with us. I also co-ordinate the very important social events to say a big thank you to volunteers for all their time that they give to the Museum.

Richard Henry
Finds Liaison Officer

Richard Henry works as the Finds Liaison Officer for Wiltshire, recording archaeological finds made by members of the public for the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Valerie Goodrich
Museum Assistant

Valerie's role includes answering museum enquiries; preparing for, and look after visiting researchers; creating archives and object history files; as well as supporting the curators of the collections.

Jan Thorne
Visitor Services and Retail Manager

Jan manages the Visitor Services team, the shop and the team of engagement volunteers.

Jane Ellis-Schön
Project Curator

Jane Ellis-Schön is the Project Curator for the Finding Pitt-Rivers Project. Working with a team of volunteers she is cataloguing and researching the museum’s Pitt-Rivers Wessex collection and developing several interpretative resources including an online database.

Sara Willis
Development Officer

Sara coordinates the Museum’s development work. 

Nicola Kilgour-Croft
Finance Manager

The financial affairs of the Museum Trust are carefully managed by Nicola. She not only keeps a close eye on the budgets to make savings, but also helps the Museum to generate more revenue through fund raising initiatives.

Valerie Overton
Housekeeper

Valerie Overton has the huge task of keeping the King’s House clean. From polishing cases to vacuuming the floor, Val can often be seen around the Museum enthusiastically undertaking her duties.

Reception

You can be guaranteed to be greeted with a smile by our enthusiastic front of house team: Caroline Cameron, Hannah Grigson, Jon Hampton, Chris Marshall, Kay Shepcar, Nicola Trowell and Jan Thorne (shop manager). Whether you have an enquiry, lost your way or want to make a purchase in our shop, reception staff are here to help.

Volunteers
Peter Saunders
Curator Emeritus

Peter Saunders was Director of the Museum for over thirty years and retired in 2007. During this time he masterminded the move of the Museum from St Ann’s Street to the King’s House. In recent years he oversaw the establishment of the current Stonehenge Gallery and the transformation of the temporary exhibition gallery. He is now a volunteer at the Museum.

Roger Wadey
Membership Secretary and Librarian

Roger undertakes all the administration to support our membership scheme. An important part of his role is to look at ways to encourage new members and provide support for member’s events. He also manages the Museum’s reference library. 

David Algar
Archaeological Finds

David Algar has been a volunteer at the Museum for over forty years. Originally a member of the Salisbury Museum Archaeological Research Group, he was involved with many important excavations in the local area including Laverstock and Old Sarum. He has a keen interest in Verwood Pottery.

Trustees

The museum is managed by a board of fourteen trustees:

Nominated

The Reverend Edward Probert, Dean & Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral
Mr D Dawson, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
Mr A N Deane, Wiltshire County Council
Mr W R Moss, Wiltshire County Council

Elected

Mrs Susanna Denniston, Chairman
Mr John Hutton, Treasurer
Miss Anne Beckwith-Smith
Mr Chris Elmer
Mr Adrian Green
Mr Simon Jackson
Lady Marland
Mr John Perry
Mr Peter Pleydell-Bouverie
Mr Roger Wadey