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.

What our Visitors say

Exhibitions - now and next ...

Hardy’s Wessex: The landscapes that inspired a writer

Hardy's Wessex: the landscapes that inspired a writer The ancient landscape - superstitions Click here to see opening times and book your visit to the exhibition... …

Oexmann Art Award Competition and Exhibition 2022

Born in or living in Wiltshire?  Then why not enter the Oexmann Art Competition - entries welcome from all ages and prizes awarded. The object of the competition is to…

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Latest News

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Tender: Virtual Wessex Museums – unlocking a Wealth of Knowledge

Wiltshire Museum and Wessex Museums wish to procure an open source system to enable cross-searching and display of data from the collections management systems of

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Summer at the Museum

Discover Wiltshire's story this summer Discover Wiltshire's story at the Museum this summer. Along with our interactive galleries, we have a jam-packed programme of family-friendly

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