Museums at Night

Friday, May 18, 2012 - 18:00 to 21:00

Booking: No booking required.

Discover the delights of Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum at our 3rd annual Museums at Night event on May 18. Enjoy FREE entry to the museum from 6pm for an atmospheric evening of activities and entertainment, bringing to life our galleries and exhibits.

Musical entertainment will be provided by the in-demand Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir. This newly-formed choir is already a big hit and they make their royal debut in The Close on May 1 when HM The Queen visits Salisbury. The choir will also help Wiltshire celebrate the arrival of the Olympic torch with a headlining performance at Hudson’s Field on July 11.

Discover the stories behind some of the museum’s objects with Lizzie Bryant and join in her interactive story-telling sessions throughout the evening.

Meet the characters behind the exhibits, get hands-on with our handling collection, and enjoy a privileged look behind the scenes. The evening will be packed with activities for all the family.

Why not join in the build-up to our celebration of Salisbury and South Wiltshire’s heritage by entering our writing competition. It could not be simpler. We want to read your short story (max. 1,000 words) or poem about an object in the museum’s collection that inspires, intrigues or mystifies you. Put pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard to write about an object you’ve seen on a visit. Or visit our collections online.

There are just two age categories: 11-18 and 18+. A winner and runner-up will be chosen from each. Winning entries will be published on-line and the winners will also get a VIP behind the scenes tour of the museum. Closing date is Tuesday 15 May. Send your entry to , drop it in to the museum or post to Ruth Butler, Learning and Outreach, Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wilts. SP1 2EN.

Follow us on twitter – if 140 characters or less is more your thing why not tweet your thoughts about a favourite exhibit.

See the Culture24 website for details of what it happening elsewhere.

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