What's On

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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2020-01-18 00:00:00 to 2020-04-03 23:00:0018Jan2020

Wessex Women Objects on Tour: Preserving Special Skills in Wessex

Saturday, January 18, 2020 to Saturday, April 4, 2020

Our four partner museums have explored their collections and found objects that tell the untold stories of our region's women and their past - from the unexpected to the ground-breaking and intrigu

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2020-05-01 23:00:00 to 2020-09-26 23:00:0002May2020

As You See Me - British Portraiture: A Living Tradition

Saturday, May 2, 2020 to Sunday, September 27, 2020

The portrait has always been at the heart of the history of painting.

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2020-01-25 00:00:00 to 2020-04-17 23:00:0025Jan2020

Albert Goodwin: Visionary Landscapes

Saturday, January 25, 2020 to Saturday, April 18, 2020

An exhibition of watercolour paintings and sketches that illustrate the travels and influences of the landscape artist Albert Goodwin (1845 - 1932).

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2020-02-18 10:00:00 to 2020-02-18 16:00:0018Feb2020

February Half Term: LOOK AGAIN: Workshops Fun with Fashion and Textiles - Arty Accessories with Liza Morgan

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop-in workshops 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm

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For Families
2020-02-20 10:00:00 to 2020-02-20 16:00:0020Feb2020

February Half Term: LOOK AGAIN: Workshop Fun with Fashion and Textiles - Hands-on History of Fashion with Romilly Swann

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00

Drop-in workshops 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4pm 

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For Families
2020-02-14 10:00:00 to 2020-02-14 11:30:0014Feb2020

Under Five's Friday: Valentines!

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:00 to 11:30

For Under Five's this month, we will be getting super-creative and exploring lots of art techniques all on a romantic Valentine’s Day theme.

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For Families
2020-02-14 10:00:00 to 2020-12-11 11:30:0014Feb2020

Under Five's Fridays

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 10:00 to Friday, December 11, 2020 - 11:30

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

Dates for 2020

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2020-02-05 18:30:00 to 2020-02-05 20:00:0005Feb2020

South-West Wiltshire in the Roman Period: Farming, Wealth and Belief - A talk by Dr David Roberts

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:00

This lecture will draw together recent archaeological work on the Roman period in south-west Wiltshire, providing an overview of the Roman period and key events, followed by more in depth discussio

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Lectures
2020-02-26 18:30:00 to 2020-02-26 20:00:0026Feb2020

From Pre-Raphaelite to Impressionist: The Art of Albert Goodwin - A talk by Timothy Wilcox

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:00

A protégé of Ruskin and a great admirer of Turner, Goodwin forged a mature style which united precise detail with rich atmospheric colour.

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2020-01-29 18:30:00 to 2020-01-29 20:00:0029Jan2020

CANCELLED - Old Bones, New Insights: Mortuary Practice in the British Early Bronze Age - A talk by Joanna Higgins

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:00

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this talk by Joanna has been cancelled.

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2020-03-26 18:30:00 to 2020-03-26 20:00:0026Mar2020

Beer: Ancient to Modern with Simon Jackson

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 18:30 to 20:00

2020 marks the 800th year since the foundation stone of Salisbury Cathedral. This talk will explore the history of beer and consider what beer 800 years ago might have looked and tasted like.

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2020-02-03 10:30:00 to 2020-04-06 11:00:0003Feb2020

Conversation Club

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 10:30 to Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:00

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

3 February, 2 March and 6 April 2020

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