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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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Exhibitions
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 with ‘Eggs on Legs’ appearing with their very own chef and cracking jokes at 11am, 12pm and 2pm. Storytelling with Jo at 11.30am and 2pm.

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For Families
2015-04-07 09:00:00 to 2015-04-07 15:00:0007Apr2015

Discovery Day: Adventure in Tudor Salisbury

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 10:00 to 16:00

Travel back to Tudor Salisbury and discover the amazing stories of Elizabeth I and Sir Walter Raleigh with this day of craft activities and storytelling.

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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. Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Baby play area.  In the meetings room on the first floor (access by stairs only). 

 

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For Families
2015-04-15 18:30:0015Apr2015

The Life and Death of the Flint Axe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 19:30

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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Events
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
2015-05-08 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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