Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Forthcoming Lecture: Archaeological aspects of two meteorites found in Southern England

Tuesday 11 September 2012. A talk by Professor Colin Pillinger, CBE, FRS. Refreshments will be available after the lecture.

A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series. SMAL lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April. Please note earlier start time for this particular lecture. This particular lecture requires booking.

Booking: Booking required. Please
contact the Museum to book.Cost: Members: £8.00; non-members £10.00.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Henge Diggers at the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

Small Exhibition Gallery  at the Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
Saturday 8 September 2012 - Saturday 12 January 2013. This photographic exhibition captures the actions and emotions of archaeologists from universities across Britain whilst they carried out ground-breaking new work to reinterpret the Stonehenge landscape. Bill Bevan was resident photographer on site for three years during the excavations of the internationally important Stonehenge Riverside Project (2004-2010). His photographs and the accompanying text offer the visitor an unusual and revealing vantage point from which to view the archaeologists at work.

Stonehenge Riverside Project is a joint collaboration between archaeologists at the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol, UCL and Bournemouth. This exhibition has been funded by Arts Council England and Manchester University in partnership with Salisbury Museum.

Check out http://www.billbevanphotography.co.uk/ for more information about Bill’s projects.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Lunchtime talk on Wiltshire metal detectoring at Wiltshire Heitage Museum

The lunchtime talk this month will be given by Dave Crisp, finder of the Frome Hoard and member of the Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club.

He will touch on the items found by metal detectorists, conservation, the recording of items with the Portable Antiquities Scheme, the new 1996 Treasure law (which applies to everybody) and why they believe they are helping to save our heritage.

This talk complements the Museum’s current exhibition
Detecting Wiltshire’s Past: An exhibition of finds by the Trowbridge Metal Detecting Club, recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

Lunchtime Talks start at 1.10pm and last approx. 45 minutes. Bring your lunch - we will provide tea/coffee.

The talks take place in the Museum's Lecture Hall which is air-conditioned, has a hearing loop system and can be accessed via a lift.

Booking is not required - just come along on the day - Cost:  £4 (£3 WANHS members)

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Fontmell and Melbury Downs Walk - Sat 25th August, 9.30am - 12:30pm

In search of the tranquillity and beauty heralded by Thomas Hardy 

Contact the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB for details 01725 517417 or email info@cranbornechase.org.uk

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Creative Storytelling at Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum centred on museum collections

Creative Storytelling with Lizzie Bryant

Date: 04 Aug 2012
Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Saturday 4 August & Saturday 25 August 2012. Let your imagination take centre stage with story telling and story creation as Lizzie unlocks the mysteries of objects found in the museum. Discover the facts and myths surrounding some of the museum’s most amazing objects and get hands on with your local history; sessions will also include handling artefacts from our education collection. Object handling sessions at 10.30am, 12noon and 2pm. Creative storytelling sessions at 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm.