Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

The Wiltshire Museum is owned and run by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. The Society was formed in 1853 to establish a Museum and Library and for the promotion and study of objects connected with Wiltshire.

Today the Objects of the Society are “to educate the public by promoting, fostering interest in, exploration, research and publication on the archaeology, art, history and natural history of Wiltshire for the public benefit”. These aims are achieved through the Wiltshire Museum, a programme of conferences, lectures and events, a learning and outreach programme for children and schools, enabling access to our object, library and archive collections for academic and general researchers, supporting the Wiltshire Archaeology Field Group, promoting industrial archaeology, monitoring listed building planning applications and publishing the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (WANHM).

The Society is governed by Articles of Association and has a Board of Trustees. As a member of the Society, you can attend the Annual General Meeting as well as receiving our prestigious Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine.

To support our vital educational work and the long-term care of our nationally important collections please consider becoming a member.

Latest news

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

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

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The Winds and Words of War: Posters and Prints from the San Antonio Public Library

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