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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.

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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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
2015-05-02 09:00:00 to 2015-05-02 15:00:0002May2015

Living History Day

Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:00

Join us for a day of Living History in the company of the Ancient Wessex Network, who will be recreating the past on our back lawn!

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For Families
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
2015-05-08 09:00:00 to 2015-05-08 10:30:0008May2015

Under Fives Friday: Mini-Museums

Friday, May 8, 2015 - 10:00 to 11:30

Collecting is fun so join us for a morning of creating mini-museums. Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Baby play area.

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For Families
2015-05-15 17:30:00 to 2015-05-15 19:30:0015May2015

Museums at Night: The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:30

Museums at Night will emerge from the shadows between 13 -16 May 2015, with hundreds of exciting after-hours events taking place across the UK. As part of a dazzling array of special events in unusual spaces, the Salisbury Museum is proud to present Jonathan Goodwin in ‘The Singular Exploits of Sherlock Holmes’ in their suitably gothic Old Chapel.

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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
2015-06-26 09:30:00 to 2015-06-26 12:00:0026Jun2015

Artist Workshop: The Palette of Turner

Friday, June 26, 2015 - 10:30 to 13:00

Using the Turner's Wessex exhibition as inspiration, artist Ann Hambly,  of Plain Arts Salisbury, will lead a workshop in color.

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2015-07-07 09:30:00 to 2015-07-07 14:30:0007Jul2015

Artist Workshop: Light & Atmosphere: A day of sketching and painting clouds

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 10:30 to 15:30

A day course looking at how to paint clouds in watercolour with artist Claire Thomas.

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2015-07-18 09:00:00 to 2015-07-19 15:00:0018Jul2015

Festival of Archaeology

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:00 to Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 16:00

Following the success of the Grand Opening of the Wessex Gallery of Archaeology in July last year, The Salisbury Museum is hosting its very own Festival of Archaeology over the weekend of 18/19 July.

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2015-07-18 09:30:00 to 2015-07-18 10:30:0018Jul2015

“If only they could talk” … the archaeological analysis of human bone

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 10:30 to 11:30

Talk by Jacqueline Mckinley, Senior Osteoarchaeologist, Wessex Archaeology

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Festival of Archaeology
2015-07-18 11:00:00 to 2015-07-18 12:00:0018Jul2015

The Grey Friars project: the identification of the remains of King Richard III

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00

Talk by Dr Turi King, Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology, University of Leicester

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Festival of Archaeology
2015-07-18 13:30:00 to 2015-07-18 14:30:0018Jul2015

‘An Object that Changed my Life’

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 14:30 to 15:30

A rare opportunity to hear about life changing discoveries and their influence on these famous broadcasters of archaeology.

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Festival of Archaeology
2015-07-18 15:00:00 to 2015-07-18 16:00:0018Jul2015

‘An Object that Changed my Life.’

Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

The second sitting of revealing and entertaining insights from famous archaeologists.

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Festival of Archaeology
2015-07-19 12:30:00 to 2015-07-19 13:30:0019Jul2015

Farming the past: behind the scenes in Edwardian, Victorian and Wartime Farms

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 13:30 to 14:30

Talk by Alex Langlands

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Festival of Archaeology
2015-07-19 14:30:00 to 2015-07-19 15:30:0019Jul2015

Alice Roberts, in conversation with John Farren

Sunday, July 19, 2015 - 15:30 to 16:30

If like us, documentaries on archaeology, history and science are your passion, don’t miss this opportunity to get a glimpse behind the camera from two pillars of documentary television.

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Festival of Archaeology
2015-07-23 09:30:00 to 2015-07-23 14:30:0023Jul2015

Artist Workshop: Under the influence of Turner

Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 10:30 to 15:30

A workshop let by artist Ann Hopkins to enable participants to make a painting based on ideas found in Turner’s work.

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2015-09-01 09:30:00 to 2015-09-01 14:30:0001Sep2015

Artist Workshop: Looking Through

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 10:30 to 15:30

Using the ‘Turner’s Wessex’ exhibition as a starting point, artist Louise Luton will lead a workshop looking at key aspects of Turner’s work.

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2015-09-04 17:30:0004Sep2015

Turner v Constable: A panel discussion

Friday, September 4, 2015 - 18:30

JMW Turner and John Constable have always invited comparison. Join us for an evening of lively discussion,

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