Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas Craft Workshops - book early

Ali is running two of our very popular holiday activities just before Christmas - come along and make cards, decorations or wrapping paper for family, friends or just yourself!

Cost is £3.50 and workshops are running on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 December from 11am to 12.30pm. All ages are welcome - although we do ask that under 8s are supervised.

Call the Museum on 01380 727369 or e-mail Ali directly - to book a place.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Book inspired by Museum collections!

West Briton Story is Tom O'Rourke's first book, which he started in his 50th year - following a promise he made to himself at the age of 17.

The author was inspired by the Roundway necklace in our collection (click here to see the necklace on the Museum website). The author's son, also named Tom, has digitally reconstructed the necklace for use on the frontispiece of the book and on the books' website.

The book, set in 6th century Britain, tells of a time of dramatic West Saxon expansion west and north, and the first moves towards settlement with the West Britons, all as seen through the eyes of Rhuadrac, the younger brother of the champion of a West Briton king.

You can buy the book from our website - just visit our Online Shop.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Special Offer - 10% Discount on Books

For WANHS members we are offering a 10% discount on books purchased in the Museum shop between now and Christmas. Please call in, check the website or contact the Shop Manager to see what's available.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

New edition of Trilithon out now!

The latest edition of our newsletter for members will be arriving on doormats across the country over the next couple of days! Highlights include Jim Leary on the Marden excavations ...

New AFG newsletter - Calne Castle revisited!

Find out more about the Archaeology Field Group excavation! Read the online newsletter ...

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lunchtime talk - Lord Avebury - archaeologist, naturalist and inventor f Bank Holidays!

On Wednesday November, Adrian Green, Director of Salisbury Museum, will be talking about the fascinating life of Sir John Lubbock, 1st Lord Avebury at 1.10 on Wednesday 10 November.

More details

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sir Thomas Lawrence - Devizes and "Regency Power and Brilliance"

The latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery is about the wonderful portraits of Sir Thomas Lawrence. He grew up in Devizes, and was at school in one of the buildings that later became the museum! We have a number of his sketches and objects connected to him in our collections, and also have a wonderful biography in our Library.

Devizes High Street on BBC Turn Back Time Flickr group

Featured on BBC Radio Wiltshire's Curator's Choice was this photo - showing Devizes High Street in the 1950's. Archives, libraries and museums across the country are posting views of their High Street to a Flickr group - this is our first!

Devizes High Street

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