This was a fantastic museum. They have really thought about children and made large areas of the museum interactive for them to explore not just look at.
Gold from the Time of Stonehenge
Our 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, the Story of Devizes and our new Saxon Gallery features the Making of the Kingdom of Wessex.
Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
We are an independent charity, with net public funding of £670 towards our running costs. The Museum is run by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and is supported by admissions, retail, events and the generosity of our members, present and past.
What our Visitors say
the Museum pulled all the sightseeing together … helped make sense of everythingVisitors book
The best prehistory exhibition
Stunning new galleries. See them soon!
Exhibitions - now and next ...
The San Antonio Public Library and San Antonio Public Library Foundation own a collection of WW1 propaganda prints and posters, which are on a two-year tour of Europe. Wiltshire Museum…
Peter Dunn archaeological reconstruction artist will be exhibiting some of his sketches and paintings produced over the past 10 years whilst working in the UK and overseas. Items from the Museums…
Exhibition of rural traditional art made by local blacksmith John Girvan in his forge in Devizes. The larger items featured in the displays are more than two metres high and…
- Perhaps not totally academically accurate ... https://t.co/v7X7Wa7YhK 2 hours ago
- Austerity measures in the Wiltshire Telegraph 12 January 1918. The newspaper volume for 1918 is on display in our… https://t.co/Qs3WkcbH8a 3 hours ago
- Thanks for stopping by last week @Bath_Wilt_P Great to meet you and show you both around our new exhibition space w… https://t.co/9ch5uxiHb3 23 hours ago
- Can't wait to see this! Planning some Early Man themed events at Half Term ... After all, we do have the best Bron… https://t.co/4BXRVp5mKk 23 hours ago
- Don't forget our Winter opening hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm until early February. It won't be long 't… https://t.co/LzFsPiXslm 24 hours ago
Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017
On loan from GCHQ is the decrypted telegram which finally pushed America into the First World War. It is included in an exhibition of US