What's On

We run an inspiring exhibition programme and a huge variety of events for all ages – lectures, workshops, holiday activities, outings and much more.

Latest exhibition

Vintage poster: Compassion in Crisis RVS 80th Anniversary Exhibition 2018

Compassion in Crisis: 80 Years of the Royal Voluntary Service

In 1938 Stella Reading and her million ‘women in green’ revolutionised the way the world…

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

Telling Wiltshire’s Story: 30 Years of Support from Art Fund

Over the last 30 years, Art Fund has generously contributed £50,000 to help purchase many…

Reconstruction of Stonehenge shown from above in the snow

INTERPRETATION & EXPRESSION: ARCHAEOLOGY & ART – Peter Dunn – Archaeological Artist

Peter Dunn archaeological reconstruction artist will be exhibiting some of his sketches and paintings produced over…

THE BLACKSMITHS CRAFT by John Girvan

Exhibition of rural traditional art made by local blacksmith John Girvan in his forge in…

Finding us

We are close to the centre of Devizes in the very heart of Wiltshire, at the convergence of the A361, A342, A4361 and A360. Regular buses run to railway stations in Bath, Swindon,Salisbury and Trowbridge and also to Chippenham and Pewsey. All the buses stop at the Market Square.

The Museum lies approximately 500 yards due south of the Market Square on the West side of Long Street, one of the town’s most picturesque streets, lined with Georgian houses. It can easily be found by the wrought iron sign hanging above the arched entrance, flags and the notice boards placed out on the pavement.

For car users, long term parking can be found in the Station Road car park and short term parking in the Market Square (although not on Market Day on Thursdays). Several smaller car parks are scattered throughout the town. Parking is also available on the side of most streets (this is restricted to 1 hour near the Market Square and 2 hours further away). We can offer limited parking at the rear of the Museum, but this cannot be guaranteed, particularly if we have events. If you are bringing a group, or require a space reserving for you, then please let us know. There is a single blue badge parking space at the front of the museum and there is a dedicated blue badge parking space at the rear of the building. We close the car park from 5pm.

For cyclists, walkers and canal boat users, the town is a major stop on the Kennet and Avon canal which runs from Bath all the way to Reading. The Museum is only 10 minutes walk from the wharf. Cyclists are welcome to leave their bikes just inside the museum's staff car park, but please note that it closes shortly after 5pm most days.

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