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 ...

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man – Opens on 25 September!

His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above! An exhibition at Wiltshire Museum, exploring for the…

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 when we are open…

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Latest News

Seend Iron Works – research by volunteer Anna

Volunteer Anna has been undertaking research into the Seend Iron Works and links to our collections...   The Seend Iron Works began when J.E. Holloway

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All Cannings Cross – Tuesday Takeover

In celebration of Local and Community History month, our volunteers are taking over our social media each Tuesday - talking about aspects of Wiltshire's amazing

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