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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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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
2015-05-21 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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2015-07-02 17:30:00 to 2015-07-02 19:00:0002Jul2015

Beckford and Turner - Capturing the Rise and Fall of Fonthill Abbey: A Lecture by Dr Amy Frost

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

William Beckford's gothic revival masterpiece, Fonthill Abbey, is one of the greatest lost country houses in England.

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Lectures
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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2015-07-10 09:00:00 to 2015-07-10 10:30:0010Jul2015

Under Five's Friday: Saints and Giants

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

Discover Salisbury's saints - Osmund and Christopher, aka The Salisbury Giant - and make your own mini-giant! Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. Babies are welcome.

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For Families
2015-07-10 23:00:00 to 2015-09-11 23:00:0011Jul2015

Conversations with the Collection

Saturday, July 11, 2015 to Saturday, September 12, 2015

The Sarum Artists are a diverse group of artists from the Wessex region and have been working with The Salisbury Museum to celebrate the re-housing of their unique archaeology collection with a ne

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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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2015-07-27 23:00:0028Jul2015

Discovery Day with artist Suzie Gutteridge

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The summer holidays have arrived and time to get creative on our Discovery Day with artist Suzie Gutteridge.

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For Families
2015-08-03 23:00:0004Aug2015

Discovery Day with artist Charlotte Moreton

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Join us for a day of drop in craft activities with artist Charlotte Moreton. Inspired by Turner's paintings of Salisbury, come and create your own pop-up cityscape.

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For Families
2015-08-07 09:00:00 to 2015-08-07 12:00:0007Aug2015

Stone Carving Workshop with Moira Ross of Sarum Artists

Friday, August 7, 2015 - 10:00 to 13:00

Moira’s work is all about miniature things and will be on show in the Museum as part of the exhibition of the work of Sarum Artists, ‘Conversations with the Collection’.

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2015-08-10 23:00:0011Aug2015

Discovery Day with artist Charlotte Moreton

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Artist Charlotte Moreton will be here to lead a day of painting and collage with colour. See how Mr Turner would mix his colours and make your own rainbow or colour spinner.

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For Families
2015-08-17 23:00:0018Aug2015

Discovery Day with artist Charlotte Moreton

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Come and print up a storm with artist Charlotte Moreton! You can use your hands to make prints or have a go at printing with potatoes. Find out all about pattern and colour.

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For Families
2015-08-24 23:00:0025Aug2015

Discovery Day with artist Charlotte Moreton

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Enjoy our last Discovery Day of the summer with artist Charlotte Moreton. This is your chance to  join in and make a HUGE sky painting inspired by Turner and his paintings of storms and sunsets.

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For Families
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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2015-09-05 09:30:00 to 2015-09-06 14:30:0005Sep2015

Weekend Writer's Workshop with Sue Hubbard

Saturday, September 5, 2015 - 10:30 to Sunday, September 6, 2015 - 15:30

Sue Hubbard is a freelance art critic, novelist, award-winning poet, lecturer and broadcaster.

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Courses
2015-09-11 17:30:00 to 2015-09-11 19:00:0011Sep2015

Teaching Mr Turner: A talk by artist Tim Wright Fundraising Event

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

Join us for an evening in the company of Tim Wright a painter, specialising in the figure, based in London.

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Lectures
2015-09-11 23:00:0012Sep2015

Turner Paint Off with Plain Arts Salisbury

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Come and discover your inner artist at the Turner Paint Off.

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2015-09-18 23:00:00 to 2016-02-13 00:00:0019Sep2015

John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints

Saturday, September 19, 2015 to Saturday, February 13, 2016

John Hinchcliffe was an acclaimed weaver, painter and ceramist known for his bold and distinctive style developed through his passion for colour and experimentation.

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Exhibitions
2015-09-25 17:30:00 to 2015-09-25 19:00:0025Sep2015

'Making Mr Turner' A discussion with Tim Wright and Dr Jacqueline Riding - Fundraising Event

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 18:30 to 20:00

We are privileged to welcome artist Tim Wright and Historical Consultant and Author Dr Jacqueline Riding, to talk about the making of the film ‘Mr Turner’ directed by Mike Leigh and starring actor

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Lectures
2015-10-09 23:00:00 to 2016-01-16 00:00:0010Oct2015

John Hinchcliffe: The Definitive Works of a Decorative Artist

Saturday, October 10, 2015 to Saturday, January 16, 2016

In October, The Salisbury Museum will mount the first retrospective exhibition devoted to the life and work of weaver, painter and ceramicist John Hinchcliffe.  Focusing on Hinchcliffe’s experimen

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2015-10-15 23:00:00 to 2015-11-20 00:00:0016Oct2015

Art and the Netherlands with Alexandra Ormerod and Paul Chapman

Friday, October 16, 2015 to Friday, November 20, 2015

This art course will take place each Friday for six weeks commencing Friday 16 October 10.30am – 12.00pm (Optional outing on Friday 13 November)                                                    

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