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Thursday, 13 October 2011

FREE TALK Friday 14th October

PRESS RELEASE. 13 October 2011
The Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery present

Friday 14th October 7.30 pm.  

A talk by David Dawson, director of the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes, on the museum, which houses the best Bronze Age archeology collection in the UK, as well as many Neolithic finds associated with Avebury and Stonehenge, more recent history and an extensive natural history collection. The talk will also cover items that have been found in the Swindon area that are kept in Devizes; and will look at the funding model that allows the Wiltshire Heritage Museum to exist as an independent museum.

Friday 14th October After the talk
There will be a break for refreshments followed by the Swindon Museum Friends’ AGM, giving plenty of time to have a drink and then shoot off. However people can stay for the AGM at little risk as we already have enough people to sit on the committee and they won’t be strong armed into doing work. However this is the best opportunity for member of the Friends and for non-members to have their say about the activities of the Friends and about how they would like to see the Museum develop.

There is also now a Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery blogspot, which currently only contains this press release, but which will soon be much more informative. It can be found at:


Notes to Editors:

∑ Venue info:
Swindon Museum & Art Gallery, Bath Road, Old Town, Swindon, Wilts SN1 4BA. Tel. 01793 466556.

General Admission: Free. Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays. Museum and art gallery on several floors, please contact for access details.

Phone the museum on 01793 466556 for info on access.

For further information please contact the museum on 01793 466556
or Paul Ricketts, Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery chairman.
Tel: 01672 39688 E-mail:

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