Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Stonehenge Family Activity

Monday 6 August - 10.15am to 12.15pm.  Visit Stonehenge for a family activity filled walk around the landscape led by the National Trust.

Explore the monuments, barrows and wildlife with archaeological and nature related activities along the way.

Booking essential.  Tickets cost £2 per child.  Visit our webpage for more information.

Summer Holiday Activities for kids

Throughout the summer activities for children are taking place.  Lots of themes to choose from - Step Back in Time, Greek Olympics, Glass mosaics, under the sea and paper making and book craft.  There will also be a special Textile Day (for over 8s only) when you can make a rag rug, do some cross stitch, make felt or silk painting.  For further details visit the website -

Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Medieval Beginnings of Devizes: Demolishing a Myth

An evening lecture by Tim Tatton Brown on Thursday 26 July at 7.30pm.

The story of how the town grew and prospered was first told over 100 years ago but Tim has reviewed the evidence to tell a very different story.

More information on our website

Tickets cost £8 and are available from the Museum shop.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Wednesday 11th 'Uncovering your Ancestors at the Science Museum Library and Archives'

A lunchtime talk by Doug Stimson and John Underwood.

The main focus of the talk will be how the Science Museum’s Library and Archive collections might be of use to the family historian. It will be illustrated with examples of  “normal” individuals researched from the Museum's collections - Charlotte Wilsdon (a nurse who worked alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimea) and William Dakin (a coffee roaster from St. Pauls in London from the 1850’s).

Since relocating to Wroughton the Science Museum are keen to attract new audiences to their collections and the family history angle is one such way to do this.

Although family history is the main focus of the talk there will also be a look at the library and archives in general as well as some of the other “treasures” of our collection.