Interpretation Strategy

The Wessex Museums Interpretation Strategy was commissioned in February 2019, to develop a high-level interpretation strategy for the partnership. The overarching theme for interpretation is adapted from the Wessex Museums Strategic Plan:

Sharing the stories of Wessex people and our relationship to the rest of the world.

The strategy then focuses on five sub-themes:

  1. Wessex in myth and legend
  2. Wessex land and water
  3. Wessex and the wider world
  4. Creative Wessex
  5. Enterprising Wessex 


Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

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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