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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.

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2014-09-12 23:00:00 to 2015-02-07 00:00:0013Sep2014

Teresa Whitfield: Drawing Museum Lace - An Unexpected Look

Saturday, September 13, 2014 to Saturday, February 7, 2015

Teresa Whitfield’s highly detailed lace drawings occupy an unusual space between reality and fiction.  Characterised by a close resemblance to real fabric, the work references a time before the in

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2014-10-03 23:00:00 to 2015-01-17 00:00:0004Oct2014

Salisbury & The Great War: Fighting on the Home Front

Saturday, October 4, 2014 to Saturday, January 17, 2015

Our autumn exhibition marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.  Engaging and informative for all the family, it delves into the stories of local people, places and events, chart

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2014-10-22 09:30:00 to 2014-11-19 10:30:0022Oct2014

Spanish Art & Literature

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 10:30 to Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 10:30

Every Wednesday from 22 October to 26 November.

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Courses
2014-10-22 17:00:0022Oct2014

‘Helping the war effort’ - aspects of life in Salisbury during World War One

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 18:00

How did Salisbury cope with WW1?  Ruth Newman, a highly respected local historian, will talk about the effect of the war on the civilians of the city

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Lectures
2014-10-28 10:00:00 to 2014-10-28 16:00:0028Oct2014

Salisbury's Great War

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

First World War living history - meet the soldiers who went to war and the women on the home front. Make and take activities include trench periscopes and tanks.

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For Families
2014-10-29 10:30:00 to 2014-10-29 15:30:0029Oct2014

The Big Draw @ Bemerton

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 10:30 to 15:30

Join artist Susan Francis at the Bemerton Heath Centre for a day of free drawing and image making. Morning session 10.30am to 12.30pm. Afternoon session 1.30 to 3.30pm.

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2014-10-29 13:00:00 to 2014-10-29 13:45:0029Oct2014

Music from the First World War

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 13:00 to 13:45

Join us a for a short concert by the string quartet of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra.

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For Families
2014-10-30 10:00:00 to 2014-10-30 16:00:0030Oct2014

The Big Draw - Wiltshire's Chalk Wonderland

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Join us for a day of drawing and image making with artist Clare Proctor, including the creation of chalk figures in the museum gardens (weather permitting).

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For Families
2014-10-31 10:00:00 to 2014-10-31 13:00:0031Oct2014

Little Explorer Morning

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:00 to 13:00

A workshop for all under 5’s to mark the launch of the new foundation stage trail for the Wessex Gallery.

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For Families
2014-11-11 19:30:0011Nov2014

New research on Romano-British settlement in the south-west

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 19:30

A talk by Dr Alex Smith, University of Reading about Roman settlement in the south-west of England.

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Lectures
2014-11-14 10:00:00 to 2014-11-14 11:30:0014Nov2014

Under Fives Friday

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 10:00 to 11:30

Explore and create together with lively, themed activities.  The theme for November is "Light & Dark."  Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Baby play area.
 

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For Families
2014-11-17 18:30:0017Nov2014

The Salisbury Magna Carta in Context

Monday, November 17, 2014 - 18:30

A talk by Professor David Carpenter.

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Lectures
2014-11-26 18:30:0026Nov2014

Medieval to Modern Pilgrimage

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 18:30

A lecture by Brother Patrick Moore. Using the museum's excellent collection of pilgrim badges, this talk will increase our understanding of this fascinating subject.

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Lectures
2014-12-12 10:00:00 to 2014-12-12 11:30:0012Dec2014

Under Fives Friday

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 10:00 to 11:30

Explore and create together with lively, themed activities.  The theme for December is "Magical Christmas."  Suitable for 2-5 year olds. Baby play area.

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For Families
2014-12-13 10:00:00 to 2014-12-13 16:00:0013Dec2014

Christmas Magic

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 10:00 to 16:00

Come and enjoy festive family fun with Father Christmas and a family of real reindeer! Festive trails, storytelling, craft activities and the chance to help make a giant paper chain.

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For Families
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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