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Hob Nob at 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
2015-01-31 00:00:00 to 2015-05-03 23:00:0031Jan2015

Secular to Sacred: The Story of the Lacock Cup

Saturday, January 31, 2015 to Monday, May 4, 2015

A Spotlight Tour from the British Museum 

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Exhibitions
2015-02-14 00:00:00 to 2015-07-03 23:00:0014Feb2015

Slices of Life

Saturday, February 14, 2015 to Saturday, July 4, 2015

An exhibition by paper cutting artist Vanessa Stone.

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Exhibitions
2015-03-07 14:00:00 to 2015-03-07 16:00:0007Mar2015

Paper, Scissors, Stone! Paper Cutting Workshop with artist Vanessa Stone

Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 14:00 to 16:00

Come to this two hour adult workshop and see how Vanessa makes her work, hear her talk about what inspires her and let her teach you the main techniques of paper cutting. Additional workshop 10.00 -12.00

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Lectures
2015-03-10 19:30:0010Mar2015

The Lacock Cup: from fine dining to holy chalice

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 19:30

A lecture by Naomi Speakman.  This talk will look at the history of the Lacock Cup exploring its first role as a drinking vessel at the medieval table and the importance of cups and precious metal to medieval society.

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Lectures
2015-03-13 10:00:00 to 2015-03-13 11:30:0013Mar2015

Under Fives Friday: Easter Egg Hunt

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30

Easter Egg hunt – Discover where in the museum mischievous Hob Nob has hidden the Easter eggs.. Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Baby play area
 

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For Families
2015-03-25 18:30:0025Mar2015

Wine & History: Talk and Wine Tasting

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 18:30

Talk by Mark Brandon and wine tasting in the King’s Room to include six wines, cheese & biscuits. Fundraising Event.

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Lectures
2015-03-31 09:00:00 to 2015-03-31 15:00:0031Mar2015

Discovery Day: Inspiring Tudors

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:00

Discover the wonderful patterns and designs of Tudor decorations and clothes. Join artist Suzie Gutteridge for a day of drop-in craft activities, creating felt Tudor decorations fit for a king.

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For Families
2015-04-04 09:00:00 to 2015-04-04 15:00:0004Apr2015

Easter Eggstravaganza!

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:00

Join us for a day of eggstraordinary Easter family fun! The very eggsellent ‘Eggs on Legs’ will be cracking jokes, under the watchful eye of their very own eggsperienced Chef.

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For Families
2015-04-10 09:00:00 to 2015-04-10 10:30:0010Apr2015

Under Fives Friday: The Tudors are Coming

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30

Discover the amazing world of the Tudors in Salisbury and build your own Tudor house. Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Baby play area.

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For Families
2015-04-15 11:45:0015Apr2015

The Life and Death of the Flint Axe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 12:45

A talk by James Dilley. The polished stone axe in British archaeology holds a very strong position in its understanding as a functioning tool and social marker.

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Lectures
2015-04-23 17:30:0023Apr2015

Stonehenge and the Romantic Imagination

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 18:30
A lecture by Professor Sam Smiles. In this talk, he will look at Turner’s exploration of the landscape of Wiltshire, including Stonehenge, a monument which presented special challenges for landscape painters.
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Lectures
2015-04-25 09:00:00 to 2015-04-25 12:00:0025Apr2015

Make a Flint Axe Workshop

Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 10:00 to 13:00
Come and learn the art of making a Neolithic axe from flint knapper James Dilley, then have a go yourself!
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Lectures
2015-04-28 23:00:00 to 2015-06-16 23:00:0029Apr2015

Villages, Towns and Cities: the development of settlements in south Wiltshire

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 to Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Wednesdays 29 April to 17 June 2015. Lectures start at 10.15am at the museum. Afternoon sessions at various locations in south Wiltshire (see below).
 
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Courses
2015-05-07 17:30:0007May2015

Catherine the Great, Wedgwood and the Frog Service

Thursday, May 7, 2015 - 18:30

A lecture by Deborah Lambert. Salisbury Museum’s exceptional Wedgwood collection contains a ‘Frog’ plate from the service commissioned by Catherine the Great.

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Lectures
2015-05-21 23:00:00 to 2015-09-26 23:00:0022May2015

Turner's Wessex - Architecture and Ambition

Friday, May 22, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

In May 2015 we will mount the first ever exhibition devoted to J M W Turner’s drawings and paintings of Salisbury Cathedral, the city and its surroundings.

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Exhibitions
2015-05-26 17:00:0026May2015

Exploring Turner's Wessex

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 18:00
A lecture by Ian Warrell, the curator of the museum’s Turner exhibition. Ian’s lecture will focus on our exhibition, which depicts the important local commissions that provided the foundation of Turner’s career.
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Lectures
2015-06-03 17:30:0003Jun2015

J M W Turner: His Life and Masterworks

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 18:30
A Lecture by Eric Shanes.  In this talk, Eric Shanes will put Turner's achievement within its cultural, painterly and biographical context. 
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Lectures