Our Strategic Plan

Wessex Museums exists to build the resilience and relevance of the museums in our partnership and across our region.

Our mission is to support museums to connect, inspire and add value to people’s lives. Our Strategic Plan for 2021-23 focusses on:

  • Our collections and interpretation
  • Connecting with communities
  • Our programming
  • Building resilience 

Equality, diversity & inclusion (EDI) and digital are golden threads that run through our strategic plan

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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