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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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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Google Digital Garage @Wiltshiremuseum

We are delighted to be hosting a Google Digital Garage Workshop on Friday 31 August. Google Digital Garage is visiting market towns around the UK offering digital marketing workshops tailored to start ups, small businesses, and anyone starting out in digital marketing. The course is free to attend but spaces

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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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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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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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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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