Bush Barrow Lozenge

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Saturday 25 October - Museum closed from 1pm
We have our Annual General Meeting at Devizes Town Hall. We will close at 1pm to enable our staff and volunteers to attend this important event in our calendar. We will be open as normal on Sunday.

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


Stonhenge elite's treasures were made by children
Find our more about this remakable 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

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Gold from the time of Stonehenge

Gold from the time of StonehengeOn display for the first time are dozens of 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 a brand new £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 recently won the 2014 Attraction of the Year Award from the Wiltshire Life Magazine and are now one of Tripadvisor's top-rated attractions in Wiltshire. Other comments 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. A new gallery tells the story of Devizes and we are working on a anew Saxon Gallery.

Special Exhibitions

Our next special exhibition will feature Devizes and the Great War. Opens on 13 September.

Open 7 days a week

Monday - Saturday 10-5, Sundays and Bank Holidays 12-4. 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.

Can you help us?

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


More about our award-winning new galleries

GOLD FROM THE TIME OF STONEHENGE Britain’s greatest treasures from the mysterious golden Age of Stonehenge are now on permanent display for the first time. This is the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England and our new displays transform public understanding of the Stonehenge era. Our award-winning displays feature 500 Stonehenge period objects, including 30 pieces of gold treasure which have rarely been seen by the public before. Read more...
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