Current Projects

Wessex Museums has ambitious plans to connect more people across more of the region and beyond, with our partner museums and the culture and heritage of Wessex in ways that promote creativity, understanding, activism and community cohesion. Read about our current projects. 

Three schoolgirls, one trying on a Roman helmet.
A partnership exhibition Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within.
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Redefining the folk arts and traditions of Wessex.
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A community co-curation project and exhibition, which aims to highlight the contributions of Black servicemen during the 20th century World Wars.
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Inspiring young minds through sustainable fashion.
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Showcasing the rich history of the Wessex region through a co-curated collection of 100+ artefacts.
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More details about our other projects coming soon…


Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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