Bush Barrow Lozenge

Wiltshire Archaeological Tours
Find out about our Stonehenge Landscape walks and visit the excavation of a Neolithic henge! All led by our experienced team..

Winter opening
We are open six days a week:-
* Tuesday - Saturday - 10-5
* Sunday - noon to 4pm

We are not open on Mondays until Easter (except we will be open on Monday 15 February during school half-term).
Please check the website before you travel. We may have to close the Museum at short notice.

Archive and Library Closure. Our Archive and Library will be closed until Easter 2016, to enable essential work on improving storage to be undertaken.

Winter Exhibition
Find out more about our latest show featuring the Leasingstede Museum.

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 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

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.

Special Exhibitions

Our latest special exhibition is Fibs and Fibulae - A Touring Exhibition from Leasingstede Museum, which runs until 10 April 2016.

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.

Can you help us?

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



Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS
Telephone: 01380 727369
Email: hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
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