Saving the Assizes – a new home for the Wiltshire Museum

We are delighted with the news that the future of the Devizes Assize Court has been secured with the aim of restoring it as the new home for the Wiltshire Museum. This landmark building will transform the Museum as a significant tourist destination and is an important part of the

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Trustee Opportunity – Wessex Museums Trust

The Wessex Museums Trust is seeking a Chair and Treasurer to join our trustee board at an exciting time in our development. We are looking for trustees who hold strong connections to the region as well as a passion for art, culture and heritage.The Wessex Museums Partnership comprises the four

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Letters Home

Around Devizes, you can now see fictional, volunteer letters inspired by factual information about soldiers from Devizes who fought in the Great War and are commemorated on the Devizes and Roundway War Memorial. The inspiration for the stories came from the information in Richard Broadhead’s Book The Great War –

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Wessex Museums: #WickedWessex Objects on Tour

#Wicked Wessex objects on tour 2018-2019 – grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! Our #WickedWessex item is now on view – with extra dressing appropriate to the season. Tread carefully as you pass through our Long Room gallery! (NB: no spiders were harmed in the creation of this exhibit)

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Volunteer writers needed for Wiltshire Museum’s World War One project.

Wiltshire Museum in Devizes urgently needs 30 people to write a 140 word imaginary ‘letter home’ from one of the town’s soldiers who died during the 1914-18 war. Volunteer writers will be given the name of a soldier commemorated on the town’s war memorial and his background information as documented

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Museums celebrate first fruits of funding boost

Representatives from Wiltshire Museum, Devizes, joined arts enthusiasts and dignitaries recently to celebrate a major funding boost for four key museums – and the exciting projects that are now underway. Arts Council England recognised the Wessex Museums Partnership – comprising Wiltshire Museum, Poole Museum, Salisbury Museum and Dorset County Museum

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Devizes War Memorial - semim-circle of plaques with names of those who gave their lives with vases of flowers below.

New Exhibition: Wiltshire Remembers: Aftermath of the First World War

An exhibition to commemorate the end of the First World War, and how the individuals who did not come home were remembered, opens at Wiltshire Museum on 21 October 2018. Curated by local historian, Richard Broadhead, the exhibition will include a Wall of Remembrance for the 10,000 who are on

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Art Auction supporting Wiltshire Museum

An art auction supporting the work of Wiltshire Museum in Devizes will be held on Friday 28 September, hosted by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum. The Auction features drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and ceramics by a host of artists, as well as a number of exclusive experiences. Many of the artists

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Archive and Library – closed Friday 31 August

We are hosting a Google Digital Garage Workshop on Friday 31 August. Unfortunately that means that we will be unable to open the Archive and Library on that day. Our apologies.

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Two ladies holding a hand-made banner saying 'Everyhone is Equal'

Join a ‘Votes for Women’ parade in Devizes Carnival on 1 September!

People in Devizes are being invited to cry “Votes for Women!” and join Wiltshire Museum in a colourful entry in the Town Carnival on Saturday 1st September, as they celebrate 100 years of women being able to vote. To find out more, email Rachael Holtom  – rachael.holtom@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk . Rachael Holtom,

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