All events are held at WSHC unless otherwise stated. Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5) Numbers may be limited so please buy your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.
Public Art Needs You!
Find out how you can join this community effort to help support public art in the places that matter to you. Workshops held at Wiltshire Libraries - find your nearest and book your FREE place via Eventbrite. Details can be found here.
Oliver's Fort and Roundway Down Battlefield
A 2-3 hour guided walk taking in the civil war battlefield and the Iron Age hillfort.
History Revealed Day: Tisbury at TISBURY LIBRARY
Thursday 6 September 10am-4.15pm £10 / £8 concession
Join Julie Davis at Tisbury Library (Nadder Centre) to discover more about the people and places of Tisbury through archival documents, maps, archaeology and additional resources for local history plus afternoon field visit with Wiltshire Buildings expert Dorothy Treasure.
Book on 01249 705500
Know Your Place Workshop at CALNE LIBRARY
Wednesday September 12th at 6pm £3/£2 concession (tickets available from Calne library)
Learn how to navigate and add to Know Your Place Wiltshire digital mapping website. Bring your Wiltshire photos along to add to the site too.
An Introduction to Ancestry
Saturday Septemeber 8 September 9.30-10.30am £5 per person *FULLY BOOKED*
A hands-on workshop for beginners, led by Community History Advisor Ian Hicks. Places limited to 5 - pre-booking essential.
Saturday 15 September 9.30-12.30 £10 per person
A workshop on taking your family history beyond the sources available online, with Claire Skinner. Places limited to 15 - booking essential.
Pest detectives – what’s eating the valuables in your home?
13th of September 2018, 2-4 pm
Are bugs and pests damaging your antiques and documents? Woodworm chewing your chairs? Clothes moths nibbling your carpets? Test your knowledge of household pests and find out how to become a pest detective in your own home! The Conservation Museums Advisory Service is opening its laboratory doors to 10 members of the public to hold an informative workshop on pest identification, simple control methods, and discuss what it is we do to control pests in our own collections and local museums.
Free but booking is essential
Book Art Workshops
Working in our Archive Conservation Laboratory you will have the opportunity to create a beautiful notebook using traditional techniques over two afternoon workshops. Create your own bespoke marbled art work during our first workshop. This can be used as a cover for your own notebook, which you will learn how to make in the second workshop. Designed to go together, but these workshops can also be booked individually.
Workshop One: Marbling
22nd November 2018, 2-5pm
An introduction to the Japanese art form of Suminagashi marbling. Discover its history and uses before using Sumi inks to have a go yourself!
Workshop Two: Single Section Binding
29th November 2018, 2-5pm
Create your own notebook by learning the simple technique of single section binding.
£55 per workshop, or £100 for both.
Max 8 people- booking essential
Tickets for events at the History Centre may be purchased in advance at the Help Desk or can be reserved on 01249 705500 (Tues-Sat 9:30-5) Payment by credit card or cheque is only possible for 2 more tickets. Numbers may be limited so please buy your ticket in advance. Please aim to arrive 15 minutes before your event begins.
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