×COVID-19: UPDATE: NOW OPEN ON THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS FOR PRE-BOOKED TICKETS. 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 had to make a number of changes for the safety of our staff and visitors, including reducing our opening hours. Face coverings must also be worn in the Museum galleries. We have a limited number of staff available at present, and our wonderful volunteer team will not be available to help us for a few weeks yet. However, as we all become more comfortable with the situation, restrictions are eased and staff and volunteers return we will be able to increase the number of days we are open and the frequency of timed slots. In the meantime please continue to 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.

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Exhibitions - now and next ...

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

Latest News

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