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

About us

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

Exhibitions - now and next ...

Children in the Blue Tokay SNAKES discovery zone

Snakes – A Slither into a Secretive Life

Photo © Blue Tokay Did you know that snakes first appeared around 100 million years ago, evolving from a lizard-like ancestor? Come along to our new exhibition opening from March…

Reconstruction of Stonehenge shown from above in the snow

INTERPRETATION & EXPRESSION: ARCHAEOLOGY & ART – Peter Dunn

Sketches and paintings produced over the past 10 years by  Peter Dunn archaeological reconstruction artist, whilst working in the UK and overseas. Items from the Museums art collection are also…

THE BLACKSMITHS CRAFT by John Girvan

Exhibition of rural traditional art (and some not-so-traditional!)* made by local blacksmith John Girvan in his forge in Devizes. The larger items featured in the displays are more than two…

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