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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
2016-09-09 23:00:00 to 2017-02-19 00:00:0010Sep2016

Rainbow Photographic Competition

Saturday, September 10, 2016 to Sunday, February 19, 2017

10 September 2016 – 19 February 2017

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2016-09-16 23:00:00 to 2017-03-25 00:00:0017Sep2016

Constable in Context: Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows in perspective

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Saturday, March 25, 2017

In 2013 John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831, one of the greatest masterpieces of British Art, was secured for the nation with assistance from the 

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Exhibitions
2017-01-14 00:00:00 to 2017-05-12 23:00:0014Jan2017

Rena Gardiner - Artist and Printmaker

Saturday, January 14, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017

Rena Gardiner (1929-99) is best remembered for her guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside which she wrote, illustrated and printed in her cottage in Dorset. Several of them a

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2017-01-28 10:00:00 to 2017-01-28 11:30:0028Jan2017

Fundraising Event: Ebb and Flow - A Winter Water Meadows Walk

Saturday, January 28, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Meet at Rose Cottage, Town Path, Salisbury SP2 8EU (by the bridge over the radial gates leading to the Old Mill pub at West Harnham)

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2017-02-06 10:30:00 to 2017-02-07 15:30:0006Feb2017

Landscape Watercolour Techniques: Two day artist workshop with Claire Thomas

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:30 to Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 15:30

Back by popular demand, artist Claire Thomas returns to the museum to lead a two day sketching and watercolour workshop, inspired by John Constable’s painting of Salisbury Cathedral from the M

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2017-02-10 10:00:00 to 2017-02-10 11:30:0010Feb2017

Under Five's Friday: Five Rivers

Friday, February 10, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Arty fun for little ones! Join us for a morning of creative fun, led by artist Suzie Gutteridge.

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For Families
2017-02-11 10:30:00 to 2017-02-11 13:00:0011Feb2017

Young Curators Club: Colourful landscapes

Saturday, February 11, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Saturday of the month.

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For Families
2017-02-14 10:00:00 to 2017-02-14 16:30:0014Feb2017

February Half Term: LEGO Art!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 -
10:00 to 16:30

10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2017-02-17 00:00:00 to 2017-02-18 00:00:0017Feb2017

Coo Var Glow Wall

Friday, February 17, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017

Come and paint with light as The Salisbury Museum is proud to announce the first opportunity to try out the Coo Var Glow Wall - the biggest glow wall in England!

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For Families
2017-02-22 18:30:00 to 2017-02-22 20:00:0022Feb2017

Water Meadows and Landscape in the Five River Valleys: A talk by Hadrian Cook

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Water meadows are a significant feature of the landscape of the chalk valleys around Salisbury.

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Lectures
2017-02-25 10:30:00 to 2017-03-25 12:30:0025Feb2017

Constable Walks: Step into 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, 1831'

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 10:30 to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:30

Saturdays 26 November 2016, 25 February and 25 March 2017

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2017-03-01 18:30:00 to 2017-03-01 20:00:0001Mar2017

Beer and Cheese: A tutored beer tasting with Simon Jackson

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

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2017-03-08 18:30:00 to 2017-03-08 20:00:0008Mar2017

Unexpected Treasures: Archaeology and Botany - A talk by Ruth Pelling

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Archaeobotany (the study of plant remains from archaeological contexts) has been a routine practice in most commercial and research excavations for the last few decades.

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Lectures
2017-03-10 10:00:00 to 2017-03-10 11:30:0010Mar2017

Under Five's Friday: Mad Hatters

Friday, March 10, 2017 -
10:00 to 11:30

Arty fun for little ones! Come and start getting ready for Easter, with a morning of mad hatter makes, led by artist Suzie Gutteridge.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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For Families
2017-03-11 10:30:00 to 2017-03-11 13:00:0011Mar2017

Young Curators Club: Fantastic Fans

Saturday, March 11, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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For Families
2017-03-18 14:30:00 to 2017-03-18 16:00:0018Mar2017

The Fisher Letters: A rehearsed reading directed by Samantha Holland

Saturday, March 18, 2017 -
14:30 to 16:00

Fundraising Event

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2017-03-23 18:00:00 to 2017-03-23 20:00:0023Mar2017

Turner, Constable and the French Impressionists in Britain: A talk by Nicholas Alfrey

Thursday, March 23, 2017 -
18:00 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

As our ‘Constable in Context’ draws to a close, join us for ‘last chance to see’ Private View and glass of wine, followed by a talk from Nicholas Alfrey.

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Lectures
2017-03-30 17:30:00 to 2017-03-30 19:00:0030Mar2017

Making Giants: The Salisbury Giant and his kin - A talk by Alixe Bovey

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Fundraising Event

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Lectures
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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Exhibitions
2017-04-08 09:30:00 to 2017-04-08 12:00:0008Apr2017

Young Curators Club: Textile Terra Firma

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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2017-05-13 09:30:00 to 2017-05-13 12:15:0013May2017

Young Curators Club: Ancient archery

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:15

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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For Families
2017-06-10 09:30:00 to 2017-06-10 12:00:0010Jun2017

Young Curators Club: Chivalry School

Saturday, June 10, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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2017-07-08 09:30:00 to 2017-07-08 12:00:0008Jul2017

Young Curators Club: Prehistoric metalworking

Saturday, July 8, 2017 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life every second Satur

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