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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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2016-07-15 23:00:00 to 2016-09-30 23:00:0016Jul2016

Icons of the North Wessex Downs: An exhibition by Anna Dillon

Saturday, July 16, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

This is an exhibition of ten contemporary paintings by artist Anna Dillon, capturing the iconic features of the North Wessex Downs.

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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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2016-09-24 09:30:00 to 2017-03-25 12:30:0024Sep2016

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 10:30 to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 12:30

Saturdays, 24 September, 22 October, 26 November 2016, 25 February and 25 March 2017

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2016-09-27 13:00:00 to 2016-09-27 15:00:0027Sep2016

Fundraising Event Members Outing: A Salisbury Trio - Church House, Hemingsby and The Wren Hall

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 -
14:00 to 16:00

The custodians of three notable buildings are allowing us to visit their properties.

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2016-10-01 13:00:00 to 2016-10-01 14:00:0001Oct2016

Salisbury Fringe at Salisbury Museum Part Two: Painting with Words

Saturday, October 1, 2016 -
14:00 to 15:00

Following the Salisbury Fringe New Writing for Performance competition, this is a unique opportunity to see and hear the winning written work inspired by Salisbury Cathedral from the Mead

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2016-10-07 23:00:00 to 2017-01-07 00:00:0008Oct2016

Wiltshire's Story in 100 Objects

Saturday, October 8, 2016 to Saturday, January 7, 2017

The museum is proud to take its turn as host for The Wiltshire’s Story in 100 Objects project, managed by the Wessex Museums Partnership and funded by Arts Council England.

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2016-10-08 09:30:00 to 2016-10-08 12:00:0008Oct2016

Young Curators Club: Roman messages

Saturday, October 8, 2016 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to li

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For Families
2016-10-12 09:00:00 to 2016-10-12 11:30:0012Oct2016

Women's Institute Knitting Event 1: Spoons - A stirring tale!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
10:00 to 12:30

Exclusively for members of the Women’s Institute, the museum is hosting a series of three workshops.

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2016-10-12 13:00:00 to 2016-10-12 15:30:0012Oct2016

Women's Institute Knitting Event 2: Spoons - A stirring tale!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 -
14:00 to 16:30

Exclusively for members of the Women’s Institute, the museum is hosting a series of three workshops.

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2016-10-13 17:30:00 to 2016-10-13 19:00:0013Oct2016

Fundraising Event: A talk by Mike Parker Pearson 'Stonehenge and Durrington Walls: new research'

Thursday, October 13, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

Archaeological excavations are being carried out in 2016 at Durrington Walls and in Preseli, to shed yet more light on the mystery of Stonehenge and its stones.

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2016-10-15 13:00:00 to 2016-10-15 15:30:0015Oct2016

Women's Institute Knitting Event 3: Spoons - A stirring tale!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 -
14:00 to 16:30

Exclusively for members of the Women’s Institute, the museum is hosting a series of three workshops.

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2016-10-20 17:30:00 to 2016-10-20 19:00:0020Oct2016

Fundraising Event: A talk by Anne Lyles: Constable's Late Work and Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows

Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

There was a radical shift in the second half of Constable’s career as the ‘truth to nature’ of his earlier Suffolk works began to give way to a more synthetic, studio-based practice and a wider ra

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Lectures
2016-10-24 23:00:0025Oct2016

Big Draw October Half Term - Talkaoke: The Sky's the Limit!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Join us for a completely unique day of creative workshops as Talkaoke comes to the museum.

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For Families
2016-11-03 18:30:00 to 2016-11-03 20:00:0003Nov2016

Constable, Turner and the French Impressionists in Britain: A talk by Eric Shanes

Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

During the nineteenth century and for long afterwards London was the greatest city on earth.

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Lectures
2016-11-09 00:00:00 to 2016-12-07 00:00:0009Nov2016

Romanticism in Landscape Painting with Paul Chapman

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 to Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This course will take place over five Wednesdays 9, 16, 23 and 30 November and 7 December from 10.30am - 1pm

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2016-11-12 10:30:00 to 2016-11-12 13:00:0012Nov2016

Young Curators Club: Meet John Constable

Saturday, November 12, 2016 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to li

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For Families
2016-11-17 18:30:00 to 2016-11-17 20:15:0017Nov2016

Friends of Clarendon Lecture: Wiltshire Settlements and the Black Death: New approaches to reconstructing population change - A talk by Carenza Lewis

Thursday, November 17, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:15

The archaeologist Carenza Lewis (University of Lincoln) is a familiar face to TV audiences, having featured on the much-loved Channel 4 series Time Team from 1994-2004 and many other series.

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Lectures
2016-11-19 14:00:00 to 2016-11-19 16:00:0019Nov2016

One Man Show: Earl Haig - A talk by Nick Lucas

Saturday, November 19, 2016 -
14:00 to 16:00

At this time of remembrance, especially of WW1, this show will offer us an ‘exclusive audience’ with Field Marshal Douglas Haig in a one man play giving a fascinating insight into his life.

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2016-12-10 10:00:00 to 2016-12-10 16:00:0010Dec2016

By George, it's Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
10:00 to 16:00

Join us for a Christmas celebration with a distinctly Georgian flavour in honour of a very famous Georgian - John Constable.

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For Families
2016-12-10 10:30:00 to 2016-12-10 13:00:0010Dec2016

Young Curators Club: Georgian Christmas

Saturday, December 10, 2016 -
10:30 to 13:00

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to li

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2017-01-12 18:30:00 to 2017-01-12 20:00:0012Jan2017

A Reassessment of Constable's Paradoxical Rainbow: A talk by Professor John Thornes

Thursday, January 12, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

John Constable’s powers of observation and thirst for meteorological knowledge propelled him to paint more natural-looking skies than most other English artists before or since.

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Lectures
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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2017-02-14 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
2017-02-22 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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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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