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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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2016-05-20 23:00:00 to 2016-09-02 23:00:0021May2016

A British Museum Touring Exhibition - Writing for Eternity: Decoding Ancient Egypt

Saturday, May 21, 2016 to Saturday, September 3, 2016

This exhibition, developed in partnership with Wrexham Museum tells the story of 4000 years of writing in Ancient Egypt featuring a fantastic range of hieroglyph and cursive writing on a wide rang

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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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2016-08-02 09:00:00 to 2016-08-02 15:00:0002Aug2016

Summer Discovery Day: Bringing Ancient Egypt to life with Music and Dance!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 -
10:00 to 16:00

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For Families
2016-08-08 23:00:0009Aug2016

Tuesday Tales with Jane Hardstaff

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The museum is thrilled to welcome author Jane Hardstaff, who will be talking about two of her recent books, at the first of our Tuesday Tales.

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2016-08-12 09:00:00 to 2016-08-12 10:30:0012Aug2016

Under Five's Friday: Carnival

Friday, August 12, 2016 -
10:00 to 11:30

Arty fun for little ones inspired by the carnival. Join artist Suzie Gutteridge for a colourful morning.

Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. Babies welcome.

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2016-08-13 09:30:00 to 2016-08-13 12:00:0013Aug2016

Young Curators Club: Survive the Stone Age

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

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to li

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For Families
2016-08-15 23:00:0016Aug2016

Tuesday Tales with Emma Carroll

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The second of our Tuesday Tales this time features author Emma Carroll.

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For Families
2016-08-16 09:00:00 to 2016-08-16 15:00:0016Aug2016

Summer Discovery Day with artist Louise Luton

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 -
10:00 to 16:00

A day of drop in, creative workshops with artist Louise Luton and inspired by the stories of Emma Carroll. Workshops will run from 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm.

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For Families
2016-08-23 09:00:00 to 2016-08-28 15:00:0023Aug2016

Summer Discovery Day: Paper Boats with Suzie Gutteridge

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 16:00

Sail away with your own handmade boat! Join us for a session making a selection of simple boats.

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For Families
2016-09-08 17:30:00 to 2016-09-08 19:00:0008Sep2016

John Aubrey's Wiltshire: A talk by Ruth Scurr

Thursday, September 8, 2016 -
18:30 to 20:00

Ruth Scurr is an historian and lecturer at Cambridge University. She is also the author of a recent (2015) highly acclaimed book on John Aubrey the noted antiquary and writer.

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2016-09-09 09:00:00 to 2016-09-09 10:30:0009Sep2016

Under Five's Friday: Rainbows with Liza Morgan

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

Explore the magic of colour with artist Liza Morgan  and inspired by John Constable.

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2016-09-10 09:30:00 to 2016-09-10 12:00:0010Sep2016

Young Curators Club: Behind the scenes

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

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to li

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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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2016-09-27 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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2016-10-07 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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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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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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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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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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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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2017-01-14 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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