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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
2019-09-20 23:00:00 to 2020-01-04 00:00:0021Sep2019

Ann-Marie James - Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined

Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Wessex Museums Partnership invited Ann-Marie James to explore Salisbury Museum’s collections and those of our three partner museums (Dorset Museum

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Exhibitions
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 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, formerly the Jerwood Drawing Prize, is the largest and longest-running annual open exhibition for drawing in the UK.

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2019-10-25 23:00:00 to 2020-01-04 00:00:0026Oct2019

Wessex Women Objects on Tour: Preserving Special Skills in Wessex

Saturday, October 26, 2019 to Saturday, January 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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2019-11-11 00:00:00 to 2020-01-11 00:00:0011Nov2019

Rex Whistler - Ulysses' Farewell to Penelope

Monday, November 11, 2019 to Saturday, January 11, 2020
We are delighted to have on loan this recently discovered lost masterpiece by Rex Whistler.
 
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2019-12-13 10:00:00 to 2020-03-13 11:30:0013Dec2019

Under Five's Fridays

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 10:00 to Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:30

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

Friday 13 December

2020

Friday 10 January

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For Families
2019-12-14 00:00:0014Dec2019

Young Curators Club

Saturday, December 14, 2019

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

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For Families
2019-12-14 10:00:00 to 2019-12-14 16:00:0014Dec2019

Tudor Christmas

Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

The medieval King’s House museum building will be decked with Tudor splendour. Reindeer greet you on the lawn as you enter.

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2020-01-06 10:30:00 to 2020-04-06 11:00:0006Jan2020

Conversation Club

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

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

6 January, 3 February, 2 March and 6 April 2020

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2020-01-18 10:30:00 to 2020-01-18 12:30:0018Jan2020

Relaxed Opening - Autism Awareness

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 10:30 to 12:30

We welcome children and adults on the autism spectrum at all times at Th

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

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

Joanna Higgins takes a detailed look at the treatment of the human body after death in the British Early Bronze Age and presents a new analysis of mortuary practice, focusing on human remains assem

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Lectures
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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2020-02-05 19:30:00 to 2020-02-05 21:00:0005Feb2020

Digging into Britain's Past: A talk by Professor Alice Roberts

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

Anthropologist, author and broadcaster, Professor Alice Roberts has been delving into Britain's past and making archaeology programmes for nearly twenty years.

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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 Swan

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
2020-02-26 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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Lectures
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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