Events

 

Events and Activities

Author's Talks

Talks and lectures

Courses

Exhibitions

 

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.

Events and Activities

*Victoria County History Event*: Romans in Swindon Day School

Saturday 18 March 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, Old Town, Swindon

Please see Victoria County History's event page for details and booking information

Arteology. Uncover. Discover. Create   March 2017 - March 2018

A project that invites contemporary artists to explore the ever-growing Creative Wiltshire collection as a catalyst for new work, inspired by the county's creative and artisan heriage. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details or visit https://creativewiltshire.com/

*Devizes Museum Event*: Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference

Saturday 1 April 10:00am at the Devizes Corn Exchange

Please see Wiltshire Museum's event page for details and booking information

 Author's Talks

The Angel and the Cad: Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England  

Saturday 13 May 2017  2pm     £3.00 admission

A talk by author Geraldine Roberts. Born in Wiltshire, Catherine Tylney Long was the richest heiress in Regency England. She married for love but endured heartbreak, bankruptcy, enforced exile, a scandalous divorce and a landmark child custody battle. Find out more about a truly remarkable Wiltshire woman.

Talks and Lectures 

**CANCELLED** 'Wiltshire at War: the stories so far'  **CANCELLED**

Tuesday 28 February 2017 10:30am    £3.00 admission

A talk by Leighton Gosai. Learn about the amazing stories of the First World War being gathered by the 'Wiltshire at War' project.

A Dash of Doric    

Wednesday 29 March 2017 10:30am     £3.00 admission

A talk by Eileen Sutherland. Doric is the Scots language as spoken in N.E. Scotland. Join Eileen for a lighthearted look at this dialect - her native tongue!

Tutties, Dummocks and Clodpolin' Tippertants   

Wednesday 12 April 2017 10:30am     £3.00 admission

A talk by Mervyn Grist. Explore the delights of Wiltshire dialect with Mervyn, our resident archive conservator, artist, writer and performer!

Albany Ward: Cinema Pioneer of the South West  

Wednesday 24 May 2017   £3.00 admission

A talk by Ruth Butler. Find out more about this pioneer English theatre proprietor and cinema developer.

Recent Archaeological Discoveries in West Wiltshire  

Wednesday 21 June 10:30am    £3.00 admission

A talk by Rachel Foster. Wiltshire is a treasure trove of archeology - learn more about the latest discoveries in our county.

Wiltshire Pastimes: A Historical Look at Sport and Recreation  

Saturday 24 June 10:30am    £3.00 admission

A talk by Ally McConnell using unique archives and historic photographs from WSHC's collections.

  Courses

Sources for Family History   25 April-30 May 2017  

Tuesday mornings 9:30-12pm   £30.00 for full course

A six-week course designed to help people discover the wealth of archives and published resources avaialble for geneaology, led by a team of professional archivists.

FREE WORKSHOP ‘Know Your Place: Putting Wiltshire on the Map’   

Saturday 10 June  10am

We will show you how to find out more about using maps for local history and also demonstrate how you can contribute your knowledge of local heritage to the Know Your Place West of England website. For anyone interested, there will also be a walking tour of Chippenham at 2 pm the same day led by Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre which will be advertised in due course at: http://www.chippenham.gov.uk/chippenham-museum-heritage-centre/ A cost may apply for the walk.

 Exhibitions

 

 

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.

 Download a PDF version of our events programme here

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