×COVID-19: UPDATE: NOW OPEN ON THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS. At Wiltshire Museum we are delighted to welcome visitors back to see our wonderful collections exploring 6,000 years of Wiltshire's history, including gold from the time of Stonehenge. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made a number of changes for the safety of our staff and visitors, including reducing our opening hours. Pre-booking essential - and use the NHS Covid-19 App on entry to register your visit. Face coverings must be worn in the Museum galleries (unless you are exempt). 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…

Out of Egypt

Discover the secrets of Ancient Egypt in our family friendly exhibition featuring genuine Egyptian artefacts.  On loan from the Hampshire Cultural Trust.  PRE-BOOKING is ESSENTIAL.  Discover how ancient Egyptians treated…

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 – postponed until 2021

OPENING POSTPONED until 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…

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

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