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 descending Title Type
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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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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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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2017-07-10 15:45:00 to 2017-10-22 15:45:0010Jul2017

History Through the Eye of a Needle

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 16:45 to Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 16:45

The Machine Embroidery Group (MEG) has worked together with Salisbury Museum to work on this exhibition ‘History Through The Eye of the Needle. Art Embroidery Inspired by Archaeology’.

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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
2017-09-01 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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2017-09-08 09:00:00 to 2017-09-08 10:30:0008Sep2017

Under Five's Friday: Summer Bugs!

Friday, September 8, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Arty fun for little ones! Join artist Liza Morgan for a morning making bright and beautiful insects to decorate your garden.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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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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2017-09-23 13:30:00 to 2017-09-23 14:30:0023Sep2017

Building a World with Terry Pratchett: A talk by Stephen Briggs

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
14:30 to 15:30

Stephen Briggs and Terry Pratchett played together on Discworld for 25 years. They built a city on a brownfield site, then mapped a world to put it onto.

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2017-10-04 17:30:00 to 2017-10-04 19:00:0004Oct2017

Inspired to Teach: The Story of the College of Sarum St Michael

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Jenny Head and Anne Johns will tell the story of Salisbury Teacher Training College (later known as The College of Sarum St Michael) from 1841 until its closure in 1978.

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Lectures
2017-10-07 13:00:00 to 2017-10-07 14:00:0007Oct2017

Salisbury Fringe at Salisbury Museum: Pratchett's Hat

Saturday, October 7, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00

Come and see the first performance of brand new writings by members of Salisbury Fringe! Inspired by Terry Pratchett’s Hat, these new works will be performed by professional actors.

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2017-10-17 17:30:00 to 2017-10-17 19:00:0017Oct2017

Digging the Durotriges - 6,000 years on Dorset Farm: A talk by Dr Miles Russell

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

The Durotriges Project was set up to investigate the nature of settlement and burial in Iron Age and Roman Dorset.

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2017-10-19 17:30:00 to 2017-10-19 19:15:0019Oct2017

The Annual Clarendon Lecture 'Clarendon, Salisbury and Medieval Floor Tiles' A talk by Professor Christopher Norton

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:15

6.30pm Drinks, 7pm Talk

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2017-10-24 09:00:00 to 2017-10-24 15:00:0024Oct2017

Big Draw October Half Term: FantasyWorld! 3-D Paper Modelling and Collage with Liza Morgan

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

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

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2017-10-25 17:30:00 to 2017-10-25 19:00:0025Oct2017

The Art of Discworld: An illustrated talk by Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice, Paul Kidby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Paul Kidby is best known for being the ‘artist of choice’ for award-winning writer, the late Sir Terry Pratchett, who passed away in 2015.  Paul has designed the ‘Discworld’ book jackets since 200

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2017-11-01 10:30:00 to 2017-11-29 13:00:0001Nov2017

British Painting Between the Wars: An Art History Course with Paul Chapman

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 10:30 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 13:00

Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November, 10.30am - 1pm

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2017-11-09 18:30:00 to 2017-11-09 20:00:0009Nov2017

Discworld Fandom: Stranger than Fiction? A talk by Pat Harkin

Thursday, November 9, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Pat Harkin is tremendously proud to have been referred to as ‘Lord of the Uber Fans’ by Sir Terry in the preface to the collection ‘A Slip of the Keyboard’ but acknowledges that the title was a lo

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2017-11-16 18:30:00 to 2017-11-16 20:00:0016Nov2017

Archiving Salisbury Cathedral: From Medieval to Modern: A talk by Emily Naish

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Emily Naish has been the archivist at Salisbury Cathedral since 2014 and is responsible for the care of thousands of documents from the medieval period right up to the present day.

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2017-12-09 10:00:00 to 2017-12-09 16:00:0009Dec2017

Terry Pratchett: HisWorld in Building Bricks!

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:00

LEGO® bricks return to the museum - this time to celebrate the ‘Terry Pratchett: HisWorld’ exhibition.

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For Families
2018-01-17 18:30:00 to 2018-01-17 20:00:0017Jan2018

Lost Salisbury Opera Rediscovered: A talk by Nigel Wyatt

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -
18:30 to 20:00

A pastoral opera devised by James Harris of the Close and first performed here in Salisbury in 1761 has been rediscovered and brought to life in a recent performance by Opera at Chilmark following

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2018-01-27 00:00:00 to 2018-05-11 23:00:0027Jan2018

Brian Graham: Towards Music

Saturday, January 27, 2018 to Saturday, May 12, 2018

This exhibition of the work of artist Brian Graham, represents a unique interpretation of the evolution of music and dance.

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2018-03-16 18:00:00 to 2018-03-16 20:30:0016Mar2018

The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra

Friday, March 16, 2018 -
18:00 to 20:30

The Zeitgeist Chamber Orchestra are a group of young musicians who move seamlessly between styles, genres and musical eras.

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