Wednesday 11 November 2015

Get Involved with the Foundations of Archaeology Project

The Foundations of Archaeology Project celebrates the work of the pioneering archaeologists who first identified the rich upland archaeology of south Wiltshire and north east Dorset.

The project will train up volunteers to help further investigate and evaluate archaeological sites centred on three focus areas associated with these pioneers
We have lots of volunteer opportunities starting Autumn 2015 to late Spring 2017 – including practical conservation on ancient sites;  learning to undertake archaeological surveys; and following in the footsteps of the first archaeologists. No previous experience necessary  –  all ages welcome. for more information

New Historic England Advice Note on Site Allocations in Local Plans

The identification of potential sites for development within a Local Plan is an important step in establishing where change and growth will happen across local authority areas, as well as the type of development and when it should occur.

This document is intended to offer advice to all those involved in the process, to help ensure that the historic environment plays a positive role in allocating sites for development. It offers advice on evidence gathering and site allocation policies, as well as setting out in detail a number of steps to make sure that heritage considerations are fully integrated in any site selection methodology

Saturday 12 July 2014

Discover the Heritage and Landscape of the Nadder Valley

 If you live, work or are planning a visit to the Nadder Valley this website is a hugely useful resource for learning about what makes this area special and discovering all about the fascinating places to stay, things to do and activities to enjoy.

Friday 11 July 2014

Grand Opening of Wessex Gallery at Salisbury Museum

Anthropologist and BBC TV Coast and Origins of Us presenter Professor Alice Roberts, will open Salisbury Museum’s new world-class Wessex Gallery of Archaeology at its Grand Opening in The Close on Saturday, 12 July from 10am to 4pm. The new £2.4 million Wessex Gallery, will house one of Europe’s most extensive collections of Stonehenge and prehistoric artefacts including the Amesbury Archer - popularly dubbed the ‘King of Stonehenge’ and the Wardour Hoard

The Day of Archaeology 2014 is here! #dayofarch

They are looking for people working, studying or volunteering in the archaeological world to participate with us in a “Day of Archaeology” in July 2014.  The resulting Day of Archaeology website will (and already does!) demonstrate the wide variety of work our profession undertakes day-to-day across the globe, and help to raise public awareness of the relevance and importance of archaeology to the modern world.

Make sure you check out the Cecil Beaton at Home exhibition at Salisbury Museum

Following sellout shows on Whistler and Constable, Salisbury Museum presents an innovative biographical view of legendary designer, photographer and artist, Sir Cecil Beaton, through his two Wiltshire homes. Simultaneously a retreat, an inspiration and a stage for impressive entertaining, they also fuelled his passion for gardening and delight in village life.

Thursday 16 January 2014

Stonehenge exhibition and visitor centre opened

December 2013. This is the first phase in English Heritage’s £27 million project to transform the visitor experience. 
Visitors will now be able to see original objects used in the construction of Stonehenge, alongside other objects connected with the Neolithic and Bronze Age eras. A special exhibition tells the story of the changing understanding of Stonehenge over centuries. A 360-degree virtual experience allows visitors to ‘stand in the stones’ via a three-minute film, based on state-of-the-art laser scan images of the stone circle. This film will also transport the viewer back in time through the millennia and enable them to experience the summer and winter solstices. Work to demolish the existing facilities and car park and return the area to grass will begin imminently. The restoration of the landscape around Stonehenge will be completed by the summer of 2014.
For visits from the 1st February 2014, entrance to Stonehenge will be managed through timed tickets and advance booking is recommended. For opening hours and online booking, visit the English Heritage website here

Source Heritage Alliance Heritage Update 269