On Sunday, I took a day trip to Salisbury, to visit the Terry Pratchett exhibition at Salisbury Museum.
It's not huge, but there are a lot of interesting things.
There is a recreation of PTerry's study, with many of his possessions on display - his desk (complete with cat-bed), the Luggage, lots of art..
and a very interesting library book (spot the banananana book mark!)
There are some of Terry's original sketches, showing his ideas of what Rincewind and Granny Weatherwax look like.
The exhibition also has lots of Terry's personal items - including the sword which he made, himself, from metal mined on his own land, and including some thunderbolt iron (meteor rock)
Other items include Terry's Blue Peter badge, his Carnegie Medal, and of course, one of his iconic black hats.
There were also some of the rarer writings - a short story written for his school magazine, and a hand-coloured copy of 'The Carpet People', for instance.
And of course, lots of artwork. Some very familiar, such as original cover art for some of the books, and others that are less familiar.
I enjoyed the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. And 'Discworld Gothic', (with Miss Flitwick and Good Old Bill Door), which I do not recall having seen before!
The notes (or footnotes) for each exhibit are fascinating - some are quotes from the man himself, others from people (such as Rob Wilkins, Paul Kidby and Neil Gaiman, who knew him well.
And one or two other little touches, like the label on the Mona Lisa sketch...
Towards the end of the exhibition is a section including a long quote from Terry about the embuggerance, and some incredibly poignant examples of the tests he was taking to measure the progression of his disease.
Generously, however, the curators didn't leave us there - there is a also a small section with things which have happened since Terry's death - details of the Order of the Honey Bee, a copy of the script for 'Good Omens' (tantalisingly showing only the cover page!), cover art for 'The Shepherd's Crown', and what looks suspiciously like a hard draft which has has a run in with a steam-roller.
Upstairs, there is a small, separate exhibit of Paul Kidby's work.
And as you leave that, there is a wall for memories of Terry, on which a number from people who knew him well, as well as those of fans and visitors to the exhibit, are posted. And you're encouraged to post your own, so the Ankh-Morpork Post Office has kindly provided sheets of paper, and a pillar-box, into which memories can be placed..
I also took the opportunity to look around the rest of the museum, and I noticed that the Nac Mac Feegles seem to have found their way in...
The exhibition is open until 13th January 2018. There are a fewmore pictures on Flickr