Bush Barrow Lozenge

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Saturday 20th - Silent Auction of Promises and Pimms Party. Come along and enjoy a glass of Pimms in a lovely garden setting. Bid for an item in the silent auction - funds raised are split between St John's Church and Wiltshire Museum, both situated in Long Street, Devizes. More details, including 2016 catalogue and bidding slip here....

NOW OPEN - two great exhibitions ...
To Mametz and Beyond.
Experience life in the trenches and explore the stories of Wiltshire's Missing.

Fantastic Fossils - our Fun Exhibition for all the Family
Could you be a paleontologist? Come and see our fantastic fossil collection, learn about dinosaurs found in Wiltshire and discover what it was like during the Ice Age.

Bush Barrow mace featured on British Museum Teaching History in 100 Objects
Stone mace head

Stonehenge elite's treasures were made by children
Find our more about this remarkable new story and the BBC Operation Stonehenge programme


What people are saying about the Museum ...

* Great new Bronze Age gold displays. A must see. Bush Barrow is sublime. Neil Wilkin, Curator of Bronze Age Collections, British Museum
* Massive display of the 'original crown jewels' in Devizes - ITV News
* ... puts Devizes’ Wiltshire Museum into a totally different league - The Independent
* Dazzling Display - The Times
* Stunning new galleries - see them soon - Tripadvisor review
* The best prehistory exhibition - Tripadvisor review



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The museum on TV ...
* Walking through History - Avebury to Stonehenge with Tony Robinson - West Kennet long barrow, Channel 4
* Jadeite axe - The Flying Archaeologist, BBC
* Bush Barrow gold lozenge - Sky at Night, BBC

Gold from the Time of Stonehenge

Gold from the Time of StonehengeOur award-winning displays feature spectacular treasures dating to the time of Stonehenge and worn by people who worshiped inside the stone circle.

Telling Wiltshire’s Story

500,000 years of Wiltshire’s story told in our £750,000 gallery featuring high quality graphics and leading-edge reconstructions.

Lots for children too

Follow Archie and Ollie on a gallery trail, build Stonehenge, examine the evidence under a microscope and try on Bronze Age clothes.

"A must-see before visiting Stonehenge or Avebury"

We are one of Tripadvisor's top-rated attractions in Wiltshire. Other comments from visitors include “You haven't really seen Prehistoric Wiltshire till you've seen this!” and “Breathes life into Stonehenge”



Something for everyone

We have fascinating displays telling Wiltshire's story, including Roman treasure and agricultural history. New galleries tell the story of Devizes and our new Saxon Gallery features the Making of the Kingdom of Wessex.

Open 7 days a week

Monday - Saturday 10-5, Sundays and Bank Holidays 12-4. Please always check we are open before making a long journey. Open throughout the year, except on Winter Mondays from January until the Easter break. For more details about visiting the museum please follow this link.
Want to bring a group or to visit in the evening? Telephone us to see how we can help.

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We are an independent charity. Please support us in our work by making a donation.











Seeing the Light of Day - ACE Funding Award for SW Regional Archaeological Archives project

Arts Council England has today announced that it is awarding £45,000 to a group of organisations working across the South West to try to solve the crisis facing museum archaeology. The project is led by the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. Read more...
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Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS
Telephone: 01380 727369
Email: hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk
http://www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk



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