Exhibitions and events

In addition to each of our partner museums’ individual exhibitions and events, we are developing exciting joint programmes that unite the museums and reach out to more diverse audiences.

The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time.
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Children and young people speak out about the environment and climate emergency.
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Objects that tell stories of the region’s ‘wicked’ past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking!
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Once collector's curiosities, now endangered species.
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Contemporary artist, Ann-Marie James, created a series of stunning artworks inspired by objects in our museums.
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Objects that tell fascinating stories of our region’s women – from intriguing and inspiring to ground-breaking.
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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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