Further to our Resolutions for 2013, and ideas for getting out and about to experience and learn more about our prehistoric heritage, the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes regularly runs a large number of events, exhibitions and activities both for the general public and members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society.
A full list of activities can be found on their website, but some upcoming events that caught our eye are listed below:
- 23rd February: “Stonehenge: Results of New Research” a lecture by Professor Mike Parker Pearson, presenting the latest scientific results from laboratory analysis following a decade of fieldwork in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.
- 16th March: “Archaeology in Wiltshire” a one-day conference exploring recent archaeological work in Wiltshire, including developer-funded work, with a range of talks and sessions throughout the day.
- 29th March-1st September “The Splendour of Stonehenge” an exhibition of pictures from the Museum’s art collection.
- 13th April “The Romans who Shaped Britain” a lecture by Sam Moorhead of the British Museum. This lecture will look at the lives of the generals, governors and emperors – and those they sought to rule – occupying this western outcrop of Rome’s empire. The rich cast of characters includes men and women both noble and venal, courageous and craven. Some of them, such as Caesar and Boudica, may be familiar, other such as Carausius, Magnentius or Valentinus less so.
Prices and availability of all the above are varied, so it’s best to check with the museum before your visit.
If you plan to attend one or more of these events, why not drop us a line and let us know what you thought of them?