Discovering Ancient Wessex: Salisbury Museum’s new archaeology displays

Discovering Ancient Wessex: Salisbury Museum’s new archaeology displays Amesbury Archer Gold - Copyright Ken Geiger/National Geographic

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 19:30

Booking: No booking required.

Museum Members £2;  non-Members £3.50;  payable on the door

This is your last chance to get behind the scenes to find out about the preparations for our new archaeology gallery which is due to open in the spring of 2014. 

In June 2012 Salisbury Museum secured a grant of £1.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund towards the development of a new archaeology gallery. In this lecture Adrian Green, Director of Salisbury Museum, will provide an update on how the project has been progressing; the detailed design for the galleries has now been finalised and key loans, including those from the British Museum and Ashmolean, have been agreed. Detailed work on case layouts and content is about to begin and Adrian will be able to show how the new gallery will do justice to our nationally important collections.

As part of the lecture we will be offering a tour of the area in the museum which has been stripped out in preparation for the new gallery. This will be the last opportunity to see the space before the museum hands over the area to the build contractors in the autumn. We will also be showing some of the key objects that will be going into the gallery - and again this will be final chance to see them before they go into the new display.

This lecture is in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series.  SMAL lectures are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm from September to April.