Events

Talks: Are We There Yet? (30 mins)

  • 20th Aug 2019, 12.00pm
  • 22nd Aug 2019, 12.00pm
  • 24th Aug 2019, 12.00pm
  • 27th Aug 2019, 12.00pm
  • 29th Aug 2019, 12.00pm
  • 31st Aug 2019, 12.00pm
  • 3rd Sep 2019, 12.00pm
  • 5th Sep 2019, 12.00pm
  • 7th Sep 2019, 12.00pm

This summer, we'd like to invite you for talks surrounding our special exhibition 'Are We There Yet?' which is displaying until 8 September.

Remember the holidays of your childhood; rock pools, sandy beaches and an unforgettable first taste of alcohol in the form of scrumpy, together with an enormous pasty, down at the Farmer’s Arms – magical!

First of all, though, you had to get there – a long, hot journey from London or the Midlands with the constant refrain of “Are we there yet?”

For many, the journey involved the greatest holiday route of all – the A303 – and this short tour looks at the story of this great road from its stagecoach beginnings to the major route we know today. We also look at other essentials of the seaside holiday; Butlins, saucy postcards and the rise and fall of a roadside eating icon – the Little Chef.

Come and discover how the landscape around Stonehenge has changed in the last hundred years, how an oil company was at the forefront of sponsoring avant garde British art in the 1950s and the contribution of the humble Thermos flask to the war in the air.

Talk and Tours are free with Museum admission and last approx 30 minutes.