Membership Benefits include:-
* free entry to the Museum
* free entry to the Library
* free admission to Salisbury Museum and Dorset County Museum
* Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine sent each year
* Priority booking for lectures and outings
* regular newsletters
* take part in Archaeology Field Group activities
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Why you should join usThe Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Society (WANHS)runs the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and its members are active in many different areas. By joining the Society, you will be supporting us in 'inspiring people to explore the archaeology, history and environment of Wiltshire'. We work with 25,000 people a year, including over 3,000 children and welcome 15,000 people to our museum each year. We organise a busy programme of lectures, visits and events, and members have special discounts, free entry and many other benefits.
History of the Museum and Society
The Museum was founded in Devizes in 1853, after the acquisition of the John Britton library of topographical and antiquarian books and manuscripts by a group of Wiltshire gentlemen. The inaugural meeting resolved to form a society 'to cultivate and collect information on archaeology and Natural History in their various branches and to form a Library and Museum illustrating the History, natural, civic and ecclesiastic of the County of Wilts'. Most of the original members were clergymen and landed gentry.
The Strategic Plan for 2009-2014 outlines how the Society will deliver its mission of “inspiring people to explore the archaeology, history and environment of Wiltshire”, and ensure the sustainable development of the Society. For full details of the Strategic Plan, please click here.
41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS
Telephone: 01380 727369