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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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Events
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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2016-10-07 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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2016-12-09 10:00:00 to 2016-12-09 11:30:0009Dec2016

Under Five's Friday: It's Christmas!

Friday, December 9, 2016 -
10:00 to 11:30

Festive, arty fun for little ones! Come and join the fun with artist Suzie Gutteridge.

Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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For Families
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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For Families
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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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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2017-03-08 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
2017-04-07 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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