Help shape our future! Join our Trustees.

Would you like to help shape the future of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS) to inspire people to explore the archaeology, history and environment of Wiltshire? We are looking for three talented, motivated and creative people to join our Board of Trustees and help shape our future. 

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Call for Presentations: The Great War in Wiltshire Conference

Showcasing recent research to mark the centenary of the First World War Saturday 1 December at the Tidworth Garrison Theatre Organised by Wiltshire Museum and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation   Call for Presentations, poster displays and stands. Over the last few years a great deal of research has been undertaken

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Stonehenge against a clear blue sky with the Slaughter stone in the foreground

WANHS Response to the Highways England Consultation on the A303 at Stonehenge

WANHS has today published its response to the Highways England proposals for the A303 Stonehenge: Amesbury to Berwisk Down. Key points We understand that the government has decided that improving the route of the A303 will take place and that to ‘do nothing’ is therefore not an option. We welcome

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Dr Paul Robinson, FSA. As we at the Museum remember him. Image courtesy of Diane Robinson

Exhibition in tribute to Curator Dr Paul Robinson

Opening on 12 May is our next exhibition ‘Telling Wiltshire’s Story: 30 years of support from Art Fund’. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Dr Paul Robinson, who was Curator of the Wiltshire Museum for more than 20 years. Paul devoted much of his career to acquiring nationally

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The oldest depiction of Stonehenge in the Wiltshire Museum’s collection. Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain, watercolour from 1784, by Joshua Gosselin.

A303 Stonehenge – WANHS draft response

Highways England recently announced a consultation on proposals for the A303 at Stonehenge, including a tunnel. The Society Trustees set up an A303 Working Party to review the proposals and have agreed a draft response to the Consultation. We are now asking Society Members for their views on our draft

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Speak Out Women of Devizes – textile artist commission

Freelance commission: Textile Artist for Community Project in Devizes Wiltshire Museum is seeking a textile-artist, experienced in community work, to facilitate a project celebrating women gaining the vote in 1918. ‘Speak out Women of Devizes!’ has been funded by the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme, which is part of the

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Weather Alerts

Museum CLOSED – Sunday 18 March. Due to the snow, we will not be opening the Museum today. We should be open again on Monday (19 March).  Thank you to everyone for their support and patience during the adverse weather.   We are monitoring the weather during the current cold

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Ground-breaking research on ‘Beaker People’

The Wiltshire Museum has worked closely with Alistair Barclay of Wessex Archaeology in the largest study of ancient DNA ever conducted, an international team of scientists has revealed the complex story behind one of the defining periods in European prehistory. The study is published this week in the journal Nature

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Stonehenge against a clear blue sky with the Slaughter stone in the foreground

A303 Stonehenge tunnel consultation

Highways England has launched the formal consultation about the Stonehenge tunnel. Find out more the proposals and about how we will prepare a formal response from our A303 page.

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Aardman Early Man cardboard characters in the Wiltshire Museum doorway

Early Man comes to the Wiltshire Museum!

Early Man has come to our Museum! On now at The Palace Cinema Devizes. Show us your cinema ticket from the Palace and get £1 off adult admission – children are always free. Learn about Stone Age vs Bronze Age with our award-winning galleries. Lots of things for children to

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