Our statement in support of Black Lives Matter

At Wessex Museums we’ve been listening to the worldwide conversations around the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. We stand in solidarity with all those rejecting racism, social injustice and violence.

We are committed to sharing the stories of Wessex, and take seriously our responsibility to listen to, understand and represent the lives and histories of the diverse communities in our region.

We promise to keep listening and to keep learning. 

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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