Tuesday, 29 April 2014

May Bank Holiday opening

On both the Bank Holiday Mondays in May, we will be open from 12 noon until 4pm.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Easter opening

We will be open throughout Easter! Good Friday - noon - 4pm Saturday - 10am - 5pm Family activities from 11am Easter Sunday - noon - 4pm Easter Monday - noon - 4pm Easter Saturday Family Activities Weapons and Warfare - a family fun day with Saxon and Bronze Age activities, linked to World Heritage Day. • Meet a Saxon Warrior • Paint a Saxon Shield • Decorate Bronze Age daggers • Try costumes, handle artefacts and hear prehistoric stories in the galleries

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Oexmann Art Award competition results announced!

On Saturday, we announced the results of the Oexmann Art Award. Details of the exhibition and the full results are now on our website. The exhibition is now open until 18 Janaury.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Saturday 14th - Medieval Medicine

A YOUNG WANHS session, 10.15am to 12.15pm Find out about illnesses and medieval cures through role play, create potions and your own ‘ tussy mussy’ to protect yourself from medieval illness! Young WANHS is a Saturday morning club for 7 to 14 year olds interested in archaeology and history. Held on the second Saturday of the month from 10.15am to 12.15pm, pre-booking is essential. If you would like more information about the club or activities, please contact the Education Officer. Booking - Essential: * Contact the Learning & Outreach Officer on 01380 727369 * Send her an e-mail - education@wiltshireheritage.org.uk. Cost: £4 per child, per session

Opens Sunday 8th until 5 October

Devizes Camera Club - Members' Biennial Print Exhibition at Wiltshire Museum. Open Monday 9 September to 5 October - Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 4pm. FREE ENTRY.

It's not too late to book - Evening Lecture Course: An introduction to Archaeology - starts Wednesday 11th.

An Introduction to Archaeology - aims, techniques and methods, starts 6:30 pm, Wednesday, 11 September, 2013 Missing Time Team? Want to find out more about the techniques involved in archaeological excavation? Then this may be the course for you. Over seven weeks and with two field trips you will explore subjects such as aerial photography, geophysics and much more. A course aimed at those who have little prior knowledge of the processes involved in archaeological investigation. Each week a specific aspect of the process will be explored – aerial photography, geophysics, pottery identification – and the ever familiar excavation all have a place in the process of archaeology. This course will help you understand the large array of technical and traditional methods available to the modern archaeologist. The course comprises 7 x 2 hour sessions and 2 x 3 hour field trips to local sites. All you need is an enthusiasm for the subject. Bob Clarke has lectured on the subject of archaeological techniques for over a decade, specialising in bringing the discipline to adults who have an interest in the subject but little experience. He has authored a wide range of archaeological and historical books including 'Prehistoric Wiltshire: an illustrated Guide' and 'Four Minute Warning: Britain's Cold War'. He has been involved in a number of major discoveries including the Boscombe Bowman and has just returned to Boscombe Down to continue the conservation effort on the site. Dates: Wednesday Evenings, 6.30pm to 8.30pm 11 September, 18 September, 25 September, 2 October, 9 October, 16 October, 23 October Saturday Field Trips - 28 September (Avebury region) 19 October (to Savernake) Booking: Essential. To contact us, either: * Tel: 01380 727369 (office hours Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm) * Send an e-mail to wanhs@wiltshireheritage.org.uk, or * Book on-line by using the 'Add to Cart' below – includes a booking fee. Please note, payment is required with booking. We reserve the right to automatically cancel bookings 7 days before the lecture if payment has not been received. Our Lecture Hall is accessible via a lift if required, has a hearing loop and air conditioning. Cost: £70 (£50 WANHS members)