Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Museum featured in Culture24 story!

Stonehenge expet Julain RIchards installed the new Spinal Tap CD in the Inspired by Stonehenge exhibition on the eve of their appearance at Glastonbury and today at Wembley Arena. Follow the link to the Culture 24 article.

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Trilithon newsletter now online

Our newsletter, called Trilithon, is now online! Published every 6 months, it aims to inform members and visitors about the many activities of the Society, as well as the museum. Download the 2Mb file from this link on our website.

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Devizes Food Festival - demonstration at the museum

On Sunday 12 July, Jamie Barnett will be demonstrating some of the many aspects of sugar and chocolate craft, and visitors will be able to help in creating a profiterole tower!

Jamie graduated at the Academy of Culinary Arts , Bournemouth, and trained at Lucknam Park Country House Hotel and is now a chef at Stanton manor.

Jamie has featured in TVs Masterchef - where he reached the Quarter Finals.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Bath Geology Society visit - Cotswold quarry

Bath Geological Society are organising a visit to Naunton Quarry in Gloucestershire - famous for Cotswold slate - on July 11th. For details - see the Geology in the West Country blog

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Society trip to Sicily!

Just 4 places are left on the Society's 8-day visit to see the historic architecture, art and archaeology of Sicily - from 26 September to 3 October 2009

Arranged for WANHS by Riviera Travel, this tour includes such famous archaeological sites as the Villa del Casale, the Greco-Roman theatre at Raormina with its spectacular views of the sea and Mount Etna, the Greek temples at Agrigento, the cathedrals at Palermo, Syracuse and Monreale and much more.

Contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in coming!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Library closed - Saturday 20 June

Unfortunately we will not be able to open the library on Saturday 20 June. Please let us know if you were planning to use the library that day, and we will try our best to help.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Outings sold out!

The outings to Acton Court and Cloatley manor are now both sold out. The other trips are also proving very popular, so please book your tickets while you still can.

Monday, 15 June 2009

Silbury - the Heart of the Hill

The 2007 programme about Silbury Hill, which includes film shot at the Museum, has just been repeated on BBC4, and is available on the BBC iplayer until 21 June at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0084l01/Silbury_the_Heart_of_the_Hill/.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Axe in our collections featured in the Times!

The Times has an article about Jadeite axes - and features the axe in our collections from Breamore!! To quote from the article "a superb example from Canterbury came from the same block as an axe from Breamore in Hampshire, although these two were made centuries apart".

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Explorer Scouts and the garden

The Phoenix Explorer Scouts have just done a fantastic job in tidying the garden. Over the last couple fo weekends, they have completely dug it over, and put in a new selection of plants, given to the Museum by local garden centres. The garden is looking better than it has for years! We just need to wait a little for them to grow and to get established. A very big thanks!

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Danger – sculptor at work!!!

Sculptor Geoffrey Stephenson is starting work on the statue of Queen Victoria currently in the garden of the Museum. He will be re-carving the head, before Queen Victoria is moved to her new home in front of the Victoria Road almshouses in Devizes.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Bath and West Show

The Museum shared a stand at the Bath and West Show with VisitWiltshire - who promote tourism across the County. With over 150,000 people at the show, it was very busy, and we gave out almost 3,000 What's On leaflets and postcards advertising 'Inspired by Stonehenge'. Wednesday was wet, and a little miserable, but the rest of the week was fanstastic. Now just need to wait and see how many people come to the museum as a result ....