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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.

Datesort descending Title Type
2019-01-19 00:00:00 to 2019-09-28 23:00:0019Jan2019

Creative Wiltshire: A Celebration of Art in Wiltshire

Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

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2019-02-19 00:00:00 to 2019-07-17 23:00:0019Feb2019

Wessex Plinth: Leaf Man by Laurence Edwards

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 to Thursday, July 18, 2019

In partnership with Messums, Wiltshire, we welcome a new sculpture to the ‘Wessex Plinth’ at the front of the museum.

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2019-02-23 00:00:00 to 2019-09-14 23:00:0023Feb2019

Peter Thursby: The Power of Line and Form

Saturday, February 23, 2019 to Sunday, September 15, 2019

The museum acquired the Peter Thursby archive in 2015 and this exhibition represents a glimpse into that archive.

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2019-05-17 23:00:00 to 2019-09-28 23:00:0018May2019

Augustus John: Drawn from Life

Saturday, May 18, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 2019

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2019-06-18 23:00:00 to 2019-10-24 23:00:0019Jun2019

cARTes postales - Art on Postcards

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 to Friday, October 25, 2019

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2019-06-28 23:00:00 to 2019-09-27 23:00:0029Jun2019

Hoards Exhibition at Brading Roman Villa

Saturday, June 29, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019

Hoards: The Hidden History of Ancient Britain was first shown at the museum in October 2018. This is a partnership exhibition with the British Museum and it is now touring the country.

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2019-07-05 09:00:00 to 2019-09-13 10:30:0005Jul2019

Under Five's Fridays

Friday, July 5, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, September 13, 2019 - 11:30

Creative fun for little ones and their grown-ups. Suitable for 2 - 5 year olds. Babies welcome

Friday 12 April

Friday 10 May

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For Families
2019-07-12 23:00:00 to 2019-12-14 00:00:0013Jul2019

Young Curators Club

Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Saturday, December 14, 2019

Join us for a fun adventure bringing history to life for 6 - 12 year olds.

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2019-07-18 17:30:00 to 2019-07-18 19:00:0018Jul2019

Winifred Lamb: Field Archaeologist and Museum Curator - A talk by Professor David Gill

Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Winifred Lamb, who grew up at Winterslow near Salisbury, served as honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge from 1920 to 1958.

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Lectures
2019-07-19 23:00:00 to 2019-10-04 23:00:0020Jul2019

Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour

Saturday, July 20, 2019 to Saturday, October 5, 2019

Our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the re

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2019-07-27 13:30:00 to 2019-07-27 15:00:0027Jul2019

Augustus John: A Personal Reminiscence - A talk by Tristan de Vere Cole

Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 14:30 to 16:00

The talk on 22 June has sold out, so Tristan has very kindly agreed to give a second talk!

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2019-07-30 09:00:00 to 2019-07-30 15:00:0030Jul2019

Summer Discovery Day: The Museum of You with Sophia Sample

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

For the first of our Summer Discovery Days, become a curator and design 'The Museum of You!’ Cut, stick and colour to create your own cabinet of curiosities with artist Sophia Sample.

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2019-07-30 09:00:00 to 2019-08-27 15:00:0030Jul2019

Summer Discovery Days

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 10:00 to Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 16:00

Creative drop-in sessions 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm

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For Families
2019-08-06 09:00:00 to 2019-08-06 15:00:0006Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Harvest Corn Dollies with Alex Hoare

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop in and learn how to make a simple corn dolly in the old tradition.  Corn dolly making is an ancient tradition for harvest time, made from the last sheath of corn cut.

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2019-08-13 09:00:00 to 2019-08-13 15:00:0013Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Climb the Monolith!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

For the first time ever, Salisbury Museum will be hosting a real, giant monolith, which we will be inviting you to climb!

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2019-08-20 09:00:00 to 2019-08-20 15:00:0020Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Selfies and Sitters: The Work of Augustus John with Emma Kerr

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

A portrait captures a moment in time but can achieve a lifetime in history.

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For Families
2019-08-27 09:00:00 to 2019-08-27 15:00:0027Aug2019

Summer Discovery Day: Archaeology Animation with Matthew Dean

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Artist Matthew Dean will be bringing his animation technology with him to the museum. Find out how to put a short animation together from start to finish with this fun workshop.

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For Families
2019-09-03 09:30:00 to 2020-05-05 11:00:0003Sep2019

Caring and Creative

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 10:30 to Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:00

Taking place on the first Tuesday of the month. Sessions from 10.30am until 12 midday.

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2019-09-26 12:30:00 to 2019-09-26 13:45:0026Sep2019

Museum Tour for Silver Salisbury: The Meaning of Things

Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 13:30 to 14:45

An accompanied tour, object handling and conversation as part of the Silver Salisbury Programme

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2019-10-07 09:30:00 to 2020-04-06 11:00:0007Oct2019

Conversation Club

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 10:30 to Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00

First Monday of every month. Sessions from 10.30am until 12 midday

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2019-10-11 23:00:00 to 2020-01-11 00:00:0012Oct2019

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019 to Saturday, January 11, 2020

The museum will be the first venue on a tour of the winning work of this prestigious drawing prize (formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize).

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