Wessex Museums is a thriving partnership of museums across Dorset and Wiltshire – Dorset Museums, Lydiard House Museum, Poole Museum, STEAM – the Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum.
Our purpose is to build resilience and relevance of the museums in our partnership and across the region. Our mission is to connect, inspire and add value to people’s lives. Through our website we share learning, resources and inspiration across the wider museums and arts sector.
Wessex Museums receives £61,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for project that will redefine Wessex folk arts and traditions.
Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.
The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.
The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!