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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On loan from GCHQ – key moment in history on display at Wiltshire Museum

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 wartime propaganda posters at Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. Copies of selected documents from the Zimmermann Telegram files are on loan from GCHQ. Arthur Zimmermann was

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Pimms Party and Silent Auction – lots announced!

Omnes ad Unum has organised a Pimms Party and Silent Auction on Saturday 16 September. The Pimms Party is running from 2pm to 6pm and is being held at the Old Rectory in Long Street, next door to the Museum. Omnes ad Unum raises funds for St John’s Church and

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Stonehenge on a frosty morning

A303 Stonehenge preferred route announced

On 11 September 2017 the Secretary of State for Transport announced the preferred route for dualling the A303 past Stonehenge. The 8 mile (13 kilometre) route, between Amesbury and Berwick Down in Wiltshire, includes a 1.8-mile tunnel inside the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites World Heritage Site (WHS) past the

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Collections Officer: Archive and Library

Come and work with us in our Archive and Library. For more details - see our Work with Us page.

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