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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2019-11-20 18:30:00 to 2019-11-20 20:00:0020Nov2019

A Meeting of Minds: Historical and Archaeological Investigations into Rural Households in Medieval England - A talk by Alice Forward

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

The Living Standards and Material Culture in English Rural Households, 1300-1600 Leverhulme Trus

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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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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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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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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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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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2019-06-18 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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2019-10-07 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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2019-01-19 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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2019-11-28 10:00:00 to 2019-11-28 13:00:0028Nov2019

Experimental Drawing Workshop with Selina Snow

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

A workshop led by artist Selina Snow, looking at various experimental methods to make large scale, communal drawings using bamboo canes, brush pens and coloured marker pens.

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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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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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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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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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2019-10-23 13:00:00 to 2019-10-23 15:30:0023Oct2019

Making your Mark: An Introduction to Contemporary Drawing with Tina Lane

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:30

In this workshop, led by Tina Lane, you will be exploring approaches to mark making in response to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition.

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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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2019-10-30 10:00:00 to 2019-10-30 12:30:0030Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - BODY: Glow Lab

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30

Celebrating Drawing and all insp

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2019-10-31 14:00:00 to 2019-10-31 16:00:0031Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - BODY: Glow Lab

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Drawing and all insp

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2019-10-29 10:00:00 to 2019-10-29 16:00:0029Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - BODY: Human Drawing Machines

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 10:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Drawing and all inspired by the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawings Prize 2019 Exhibition

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2019-10-31 14:00:00 to 2019-10-31 16:00:0031Oct2019

October Half Term: Make an IMPRINT - SOUL: Symphonies in String

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:00 to 16:00

Celebrating Drawing and all insp

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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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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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2019-09-11 17:30:00 to 2019-09-11 19:00:0011Sep2019

Peter Thursby: The Sculptural Line - A Private View with Professor Simon Olding

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Join us for a Private View of the Peter Thursby: The Power of Line and Form exhibition led by Professor Simon Olding.

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2019-11-06 10:30:00 to 2019-12-04 13:00:0006Nov2019

Post-War Painting 1970 - 2000: Art History Course with Paul Chapman

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 10:30 to Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 13:00

Wednesdays 6, 13, 20 and 27 November and 4 December

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2019-10-24 17:30:00 to 2019-10-24 19:00:0024Oct2019

Sailing Around the World: A talk by Peter Forbes

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

At the age of eight, Peter was taught to sail by his mother in a felucca at the confluence of the Blue and the White Nile in Khartoum.

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2019-10-05 13:00:00 to 2019-10-05 14:00:0005Oct2019

Salisbury Fringe: Alchemy

Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 14:00 to 15:00

Salisbury Fringe returns to the museum with a performance of brand new creative writing by its members.

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2019-11-30 13:30:00 to 2019-11-30 16:30:0030Nov2019

Screening of Secret Spitfires: The Director's Cut

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 13:30 to 16:30

In 1940, the Germans succeeded in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton, believing they had ended the threat from their nemesis.

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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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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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2019-11-01 18:30:00 to 2019-11-01 20:00:0001Nov2019

The Annual Clarendon Lecture: Beornwyn, Byrtferth, Burials and Burhs: The Clarendon Environs in the Early Medieval Period - A talk by Dr Alex Langlands

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

6.30pm Drinks in the Salisbury Museum Cafe, 7pmTalk in the Lecture Hall

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2019-10-17 17:30:00 to 2019-10-17 19:00:0017Oct2019

The Insistence of Drawing: A talk by Professor Anita Taylor

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:00

Anita Taylor will talk about drawing as a fundamental means of communication and expression in the context of her practice as an artist and educator and as founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wha

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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 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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2019-12-14 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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2019-09-13 09:00:00 to 2019-09-13 10:30:0013Sep2019

Under Five's Friday: Playsongs Plus with Nickie and Gill

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

Back by popular demand - a morning of singing and dancing along with Nickie and Gill from Playsongs Plus!

There will be two sessions 10am – 10.40am and 10.50am – 11.30am

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2019-10-11 09:00:00 to 2020-03-13 11:30:0011Oct2019

Under Five's Fridays

Friday, October 11, 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 11 October

Friday 8 November

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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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2019-09-13 23:00:00 to 2019-12-14 00:00:0014Sep2019

Young Curators Club

Saturday, September 14, 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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