Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Stories from the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors - Revisited

by Julian Richards.  Sat 10 Nov.  SOLD OUT

Julian will be updating some of the fascinating stories from his popular Meet the Ancestors TV Series.  He will discuss what has happened to the site and the discoveries over the last 10-12 years (yes it’s that long since the original series) as well as investigating how our perceptions of those periods have changed in this time.  So there a bigger picture to be painted rather than just the updated stories of the individual sites.

Julian says "It has been huge fun, travelling from Orkney to East Anglia, Yorkshire and the Cotswolds as well as closer to home in Dorset and Winchester.  I have enjoyed meeting up with the archaeologists and specialists that we worked with before, comparing how their work has changed and how much older we all look!"
Cost £6 (£3.50 for WANHS members).  Starts 2.30pm.
Please note:  advance bookings may be cancelled 14 days before the lecture if payment has not been received.

The Mammoth Draw Family Day

Sunday 4 November 11am to 4pm.  FREE ENTRY.  Activities for all the family .... 

Come along and be inspired to explore new ways of drawing from dinosaurs to woolly mammoths!

Add your artwork to our 'Paleolithic cave wall', create a sea monster collage, fossil imprints and fun foamy t-Rex.

Part of the 'Big Draw' - the campaign for drawing.

Pre-booking not required.

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Free entry to the Museum over Half Term

It is all happening at the Museum! Two exhibitions, holiday activities and a Family Day. We are also offering a special free entry over the half term - until our Mammoth Draw Family Day on 4 November. But remember, entry to the Museum for children is always free!

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Archaeology Field Group

Find out about the plans of the Archaeology Field Group for fieldwork and excavation over the next few months from the AFG web page.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Lunchtime Talk - Wednesday 10th

Snippets from the Society's History: an insight into WANHS Past by Diann Barnett.  This is sure to be a fascinating talk - even if you're not a member of WANHS (the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society) which was formed in 1853 and owns the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

Lunchtime talks start at 1.10pm and last approx. 45 minutes.  Bring your sandwiches - we will provide tea/coffee.  Pre-booking not available.  Tickets cost £4 (£3 for WANHS members).

Early closing - Saturday 6 October

The Museum will close at 2pm on Saturday 6 October to allow staff and volunteers to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, which owns and runs the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

If you are a member of WANHS you are welcome to attend (you should've received your agenda a few weeks ago).  The meeting starts at 2.30pm and is held at Devizes Town Hall.