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.

What our Visitors say

Exhibitions - now and next ...

Oexmann Art Award Exhibition 2019

Overall Winner: Stephen Ellis - Gower On Wednesday 9th October, our three Oexmann Art Competition judges came to the museum to make some very difficult decisions. After much deliberation, we…

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Earth and the Universe

Images by Robert Harvey, BA ARPS EFIAP CSci CEnv MCIWEM For thousands of years, people have been fascinated by the beauty of the night sky. But it is only in…

Cloth Road Arts – Visual Arts, promoting artists and artisans in Wiltshire

An exhibition that showcases the many talented Cloth Road Artists. From silk work to fine art painting, printing to ceramics, the Cloth Road Artists are a collective of Wiltshire based…

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

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