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Plays, talks, family activities, music, debates – there is something for everyone at Shire Hall! Keep an eye on this page to see what’s coming up.

Tour
Behind the Scenes Tours

Behind the Scenes Tours

2pm on selected Wednesdays
Discover hidden staircases and explore the secrets of Shire Hall.
Exhibition
Exhibition: Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed

Exhibition: Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed

19 March - 14 June
A unique and immersive augmented reality exhibition, by artist Jason Wilsher Mills.
Exhibition
Wicked Wessex: Scold’s Bridle

Wicked Wessex: Scold’s Bridle

20 April - 6 July, daily
A rotating display of Wessex's wickedest objects
Family event
Shire Hall Book Week

Shire Hall Book Week

25 May - 2 June, 10-4pm
Dress up as your favourite book character and come on down to Shire Hall to celebrate all our favourite stories.
Talk
Soup and Talk: Transportation, with Prof Oxley and Dr Meredith

Soup and Talk: Transportation, with Prof Oxley and Dr Meredith

26 May, 1pm (soup served from 12pm)
Banished! But why? From sneak thieves and murderers to political protesters, this talk examines the making of a working class.
Family event
Shire Hall Book Week – Slime Making

Shire Hall Book Week – Slime Making

27 - 31 May, 11am-3pm
Make a pot of dragon snot or some sticky ogre earwax.
Family event
Shire Hall Book Week – Storytelling

Shire Hall Book Week – Storytelling

27 - 31 May, throughout the day
Join us for some of our favourite stories, told around the museum.
Talk
Meet the Artist, with Jason Wilsher-Mills

Meet the Artist, with Jason Wilsher-Mills

7 June, 6pm
An evening with the creator of the ground-breaking Tolpuddle Martyrs Remixed exhibition.
Talk
Wicked Wessex pop up talk: Scold’s Bridle

Wicked Wessex pop up talk: Scold’s Bridle

27 June, 1pm
Join us for a short 15 minute lunchtime talk on weird and wonderful witch jars.
Workshop
Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

Jewellery making workshop with Caroline Parrott

29 June, 10am-4pm
Indulge your creativity, and make some fabulous jewellery!
Exhibition
Wicked Wessex: Cat o’ Nine Tails

Wicked Wessex: Cat o’ Nine Tails

20 July - 5 Oct, daily
A rotating collection of the wickedest objects in Wessex.