Thank you


our supporters

Wessex Museums would like to thank all the organisations and individuals who have supported Hardy's Wessex. Without this help, we would not have been able to create such a major cross-partnership exhibition.

Arts Council England

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund

The Alice Ellen Cooper-Dean Charitable Foundation

The Valentine Charitable Trust

The Daphne Bullard Association (Costume Society)

Battens Solicitors

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The Fine Family Foundation

Everyone who supported our Thomas Hardy Crowdfunder appeal

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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