×February 2024: Please note there are water upgrade works taking place outside the Museum in early February 2024. There are periods of considerable noise associated with these works during the weekdays. For visitors sensitive to noise, we would recommend visiting us on a Saturday. Updated 1/2/24

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

About us

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.

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Exhibitions - now and next ...

Exhibition poster with portrait of man smartly dressed in a suit, with bridge at Bradford on Avon and gateway to Roundway Hospital

Eric Walrond: A Caribbean Writer living in Wiltshire

This exhibition tells the story of Eric Walrond, spotlighting his time in Wiltshire, drawing attention to his writing and the political issues which he sought to tackle. Exhibition…

Lest We Forget: the Black Contribution to the World Wars in Wiltshire

This exhibition aims to respectfully tell some of the stories and experiences of the Black community living and working in the Armed Forces in Wiltshire during the World Wars…

Black and white photograph of an old man, carrying a bundle of sticks on his back. A grey beard underlining his weathered face, the figure stoops whilst apparently pausing for the photographer, his leathery hands grasp the pole supporting the bundle of hazel on his back.

A Wiltshire Thatcher – a Photographic Journey through Victorian Wessex

This exhibition celebrates the work of Ernest Farmer, who today is little-known but was a leading figure in the development of photography as an art form. Through the exhibition, we…

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Latest News

Devizes Assize Court Interpretation and Exhibition designers on board!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Imagemakers as Interpretation and Exhibition Designers for the Assizes for Devizes: Unlocking Wiltshire’s Stories project. Imagemakers will

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Eric Walrond and Lest We Forget exhibitions extended to 9 March!

Our two fascinating exhibitions have been extended until Saturday 9 March. Feedback from our visitors has been very positive, with people talking about how insightful

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