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Woman in autumnal woodland with leaves on path and bare trees

Rambling and reflecting

Our Wessex Engagement Lead, Dr Anjana Khatwa, was recently asked to write a blog for the Ramblers Association, as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th Anniversary of the

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Older man looks at museum exhibit case with young boy.

Our first ever Impact Report

We have just published our first ever Impact Report. The report outlines the achievements of our partner museums in 2019/20, including two major partnership exhibitions, and the amazing work of

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Historic images of fishermen catching a sawfish

Wildlife in the Red goes live!

‘Wildlife in the Red’ is our exciting new partnership exhibition. Our partner museums present a range of natural history objects that tell stories of collectors and early environmentalists, but also

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Dr Anjana Khatwa

Meet our new team member!

We’d like to give a big welcome to Dr Anjana Khatwa, our newly-appointed Wessex Engagement Lead. After incredible interest on social media, we had 22 applications for the post, and

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Wild Life in the Red

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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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