×COVID-19: UPDATE: The Museum is once again CLOSED (from 31/12/20).  We will REOPEN once we are allowed to do so. Any questions please contact us at hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk.

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 ...

Wildlife in the Red: Wildflower Meadows

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 to see the accompanying…

Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man – Opening September 2021

OPENING SEPTEMBER 2021 A groundbreaking exhibition of the celebrated artist Eric Ravilious showcasing the beautiful Wiltshire and Sussex Downlands. An exciting special exhibition exploring Eric Ravilious’ fascination with…

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Latest News

Stonehenge against a clear blue sky with the Slaughter stone in the foreground

The A303 Stonehenge tunnel – where are we now

The Transport Minister, Grant Shapps, has recently approved the proposal for a tunnel at Stonehenge, and some of our Members have been asking for clarification

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Crowdfunder – Curiosity and Creativity

We have launched our 2020 Appeal as part of the Museums Association #SupportOurMuseums appeal. We are delighted with the support we have received and are

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