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.
Arteology. Uncover. Discover. Create March 2017 - March 2018
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.
EXPLORE YOUR ARCHIVE - OUR FAVOURITE ARCHIVES - FREE EXHIBITION
Wednesday 22 November 2-4.30pm
A chance to see some of our favourite gems from the archives. You'll be amazed at what you might uncover.
Conservation Roadshow - held at County Hall, Trowbridge - Thursday 14th December 2-4pm
Come and talk to our expert conservators to find out how to look after your precious family keepsakes, photographs and treasures, or just find out what goes on in our labs!
FREE event - drop-ins welcome.
SOLD OUT Alfred the Great and the Battle of Edington - with historian Michael Wood SOLD OUT
Thursday 16 November, 7 pm at WSHC
Wiltshire and Swindon Archives – 70th Anniversary Lecture: Alfred the Great and the Battle of Edington.
Renowned historian and broadcaster Michael Wood reconsiders one of the great events in English history with illustrations and video clips.
Part of Explore Your Archives 2017
THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT
A Tale of Two Swords: An Unexpected Link Between the Romans and Terry Pratchett - with Richard Henry and Gabrielle Flexer
Tuesday 28th November 10.30am £3.00 admission
Richard Henry, Finds Liaison Officer and Co-director of the PAST Landscapes project talks about the miniature roman sword discovered during the project and the unusual path the discovery has lead him down.
The miniature sword was excavated from a site near Salisbury alongside metal working features such as a furnace. The link between the iron ore worked 1,600 years ago by the Romans on the site and the iron collected by Terry Pratchett and made into a sword to celebrate his knighthood were the starting point of the major exhibition at Salisbury Museum “Terry Pratchett: His World”.
Gabrielle Flexer, Conservator at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, undertook the conservation treatment of the sword and joins Richard for the talk to discuss the treatment of such a rare object.
Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Wiltshire - with Melanie Pomeroy-Kellinger
Wednesday 29th November 2:30pm £3.00 admission
Join Wiltshire's County Archaeologist to discover the latest archaeological discoveries in Wiltshire.
A Wiltshire Christmas - with Margaret Moles
Tuesday 12th December 10:30am £3.00 admission
Discover how Christmas has been celebrated in Wiltshire in the past!
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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