×** STOP PRESS ** SATURDAY 22 JANUARY 22 ** NEW: LATE OPENING - Thursday 27th (6.30pm), Friday 28th (6.30pm) and Saturday 29th (6pm). We will also be OPEN 10.30am to 4.30pm on SUNDAY 30 JANUARY. ** THIS IS THE LAST DAY OF THE EXHIBITION, WHICH, REGRETTABLY, CAN NOT BE EXTENDED. ** The Wiltshire Museum Team continue to take all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. Face coverings are mandatory on the Museum premises (unless exempt) and we recommend social distancing where possible. ** During busy times we may have to ask visitors who have not pre-booked to return when the galleries are quieter. Updated: 22/1/2022 **
×WEDNESDAY 26TH JANUARY - Please note our Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries will be closed all day. Apologies for the inconvenience.
×ADVANCED NOTICE: The Museum will be closed between Monday 31st January - Monday 14th February 2022 (inclusive). We will re-open on Tuesday 15th.

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

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Eric Ravilious Downland Man

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Hardy’s Wessex

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

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