This was a fantastic museum. They have really thought about children and made large areas of the museum interactive for them to explore not just look at.
We are an independent charity telling Wiltshire's Story and caring for Nationally important collections
Gold from the Time of Stonehenge
Our award-winning displays feature spectacular treasures dating to the time of Stonehenge and worn by people who worshiped inside the stone circle.
Telling Wiltshire’s Story
500,000 years of Wiltshire’s story told in our £750,000 gallery featuring high quality graphics and leading-edge reconstructions.
Lots for children too
Follow Archie and Ollie on a gallery trail, build Stonehenge, examine the evidence under a microscope and try on Bronze Age clothes.
"A must-see before visiting Stonehenge or Avebury"
We are one of Tripadvisor's top-rated attractions in Wiltshire. Other comments from visitors include “You haven't really seen Prehistoric Wiltshire till you've seen this!” and “Breathes life into Stonehenge”
Something for everyone
We have fascinating displays telling Wiltshire's story, including Roman treasure, the Story of Devizes and our new Saxon Gallery features the Making of the Kingdom of Wessex.
Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society
We are an independent charity, with net public funding of £670 towards our running costs. The Museum is run by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and is supported by admissions, retail, events and the generosity of our members, present and past.
What our Visitors say
the Museum pulled all the sightseeing together … helped make sense of everythingVisitors book
The best prehistory exhibition
Stunning new galleries. See them soon!
Exhibitions - now and next ...
The Wiltshire landscape from chalk hill figures to prehistoric remains - artworks from the Museum’s collection. Echoing ideas of England’s heritage landscape pioneered across the 18th and 19th centuries, 20th century artists…
Introducing our new virtual partnership exhibition... Once collectors’ curiosities, now endangered species Explore Wildlife in the Red - Wessex Museum's first online exhibition. Visit the Museum when we are open…
His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above! An exhibition exploring for the first time, Eric Ravilious’s…
- Pictured is a drawing of William Cunnington I and one of his daughters, probably Ann Cunnington, in a pony cart hol… https://t.co/rt6W6ZJZni 18 hours ago
- It was named the ‘Stonehenge’ urn by William Cunnington – who discovered it in a barrow close to the western end of… https://t.co/fGukCLoAbK 18 hours ago
- Turning over a new page today in our Crocker watercolour volume... The largest Bronze Age burial urn found in Brita… https://t.co/YdsDK1vsfr 18 hours ago
- RT @WessexMuseums: Great news, @WiltshireMuseum! https://t.co/wzsruFZngn 23 hours ago
- RT @maccmuseums: And please donate to the museum if you can! — to replace the stolen donations & help pay for repairs. We're trying… https://t.co/tOGGrOdi0X 1 day ago