2019 2020 Event Tickets

  • Art History Course




    This course of five sessions continues the study of British painting in the second half of the 20th century. In the last three decades of the 20th century, the UK continued to produce a range of outstanding artists. The legacies of Abstract and Pop Art remain as major influences, with many artists continuing to develop new variations on these references. Join Art Historian Paul Chapman to explore this dynamic part of the history of British Art.




  • Art of Albert Goodwin




    A protege of Ruskin and a great admirer of Turner, Goodwin forged a mature style which united precise detail with rich atmospheric colour. This lecture outlines his inexhaustible travels and the deep religious faith which inspired his campaign to paint all the English cathedrals, with Salisbury one of his particular favourites.


  • Beer Ancient to Modern




    2020 marks the 800th year since the foundation stone of Salisbury Cathedral. This talk will explore the history of beer and consider what beer 800 years ago might have looked and tasted like. Beers tasted will include some reproductions of ancient styles as well as some current style leaders.


  • Clarendon Lecture




    By the late 12th century, there is clear historical and archaeological evidence for the regional and national importance of Clarendon Park. For the early medieval period, a diverse range of source materials must be employed to elucidate the character of the landscape both in and around the park. As this lecture will demonstrate, far from being in a 'dark age', this part of central Wessex entertained a dense settlement pattern, was replete with interesting characters and enjoyed sophisticated levels of land management.


  • Experimental Drawing WS




    A workshop led by artist Selina Snow, looking at various experimental methods to make large scale, communal drawings using bamboo canes, brush pens and coloured marker pens. Participants are invited to bring in something small and personal that represents a memory and these objects will be incorporated into the work.


  • Farming Wealth Belief




    This lecture will draw together recent archaeological work on the Roman period in south-west Wiltshire, providing an overview of the Roman period and key events, followed by more in depth discussion of particular themes through various important sources of evidence. Dr David Roberts will look in detail at exciting new discoveries and how people lived in the region through the Roman period.




  • Insistence of Drawing




    Anita Taylor will talk about drawing as a fundamental means of communication and expression in the context of her practice as an artist and educator and as founding Director of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize. You will be able to visit the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition 2019 beforehand and the Main Exhibition Galleries will be open from 5.30pm - 6.30pm.


  • Making Your Mark




    In this workshop you will be exploring approaches to mark making in response to the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize Exhibition. No previous experience required just a willingness to experiment and to have fun.


  • Meeting of Minds




    The Living Standards and Material Culture in English Rural Households, 1300-1600 Leverhulme Trust funded project is now in its final year. This talk by Alice Forward, (who has worked as Research Assistant on the project with Lead Archaeologist Ben Jervis), will discuss the initial results that have come out of this 3 year project.


  • Old Bones New Insights




    This talk takes a detailed look at the treatment of the human body after death in the British Early Bronze Age and presents a new analysis of mortuary practice, focusing on human remains assemblages from southern Britain.



  • Sailing Around the World




    At the age of eight, Peter was taught to sail by his mother in a felucca at the confluence of the Blue and the White Nile in Khartoum. This engendered a lifelong love of sailing and the sea, out of which grew a dream to sail around the world. In 2016, Peter and his wife Vicky, set sail on this epic journey and in his talk, Peter recounts the many challenges and experiences that they faced during their long voyage.


  • Salisbury Fringe: Alchemy




    Salisbury Fringe returns to the museum with a performance of brand new creative writing by its members. This year the inspiration is provided by the Alchemy exhibition, which itself is artwork by artist Ann-Marie James and inspired by objects found in the collections of the museums in the Wessex Museums Partnership. With the creative writing performed by professional actors and the opportunity to visit the Alchemy exhibition afterwards, this promises to be an inspirational afternoon.


  • Secret Spitfires




    In 1940, the Germans succeeded in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton, believing they had ended the threat from their nemesis. But unknown to them, the British decided to build Spitfires in secret in rural towns in the south of England, including Salisbury. Witnesses account this never before told story of amazing achievement, recounting times of terrible sadness as well as joy. The afternoon includes an introduction from the film's Director, Ethem Cetintas; a screening of the documentary; tea and biscuits - all followed by a discussion led by Norman Parker, an engineer in the final assembly plant and today a highly respected historian on the subject.