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Watch this Space at Salisbury Museum
PREHISTORIC treasure, a flint arrow that killed a man at Stonehenge and a 5,000-year-old dog skeleton are all part of a new exhibition that opened at Salisbury Museum on Saturday.
Watch This Space! is part of the development of a new archaeology gallery at the museum called The Wessex Gallery, scheduled to open in spring next year.
It aims to transform the way the museum tells the story of Salisbury and the surrounding area from prehistoric times to the Norman Conquest.
The museum’s designated collections include some of the most important archaeological finds outside a national museum in Britain, including artefacts from Stonehenge, the Pitt-Rivers Wessex Collection and the Amesbury Archer.
During the development of The Wessex Gallery, the exhibition will showcase pieces from its archaeology and Pitt- Rivers collections.
Among objects on display will be iron shackles found on the legs of a decapitated body at Old Sarum and a Roman saucepan originating from Pompeii.
There will also be family involvement, with interactive displays and documentation of the museum’s rejuvenation process, with favourite artefacts chosen by those involved in the project.
* The exhibition runs until January 18.
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