Before Your Visit

Opening Hours

Wiltshire Museum will be open from Friday 24 July from 10am to 4pm (closed 1-1.30pm).  Initially we will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays, but we plan to add additional days in the coming weeks.


Exhibition: Out of Egypt - Opens mid-August until late October.

Shop: Open when the Museum is open.  Non-Museum visitors welcome.  Face-covering essential from 24 July 2020.  We are operating a quarantine system for our stock, but we would ask that handling of stock is kept to a minimum.

Toilet: One accessible unisex toilet with baby-change on the ground floor (signposted from the Museum shop).

We do not have a cloakroom. Please do not bring a large bag (over 45cms) or backpack to the Museum.

Booking your tickets in advance

Visitor numbers will be limited.  We have reduced visitor numbers to just two every 30 minutes.   We will keep this under review and adjust as appropriate in the coming weeks.

ALL visitors must pre-book entry tickets.

We can accommodate groups of 6 from the same household or support bubble, but pre-booking is required - contact us at  Alternatively leave a message on our answerphone - 01380 727369 and we will get back to you when staff are available.

When booking, please comply with the government guidance that any indoor gatherings are limited to members of any two households (or support bubbles) up to a maximum of six.

When you book your ticket you will need to choose an arrival time for the day you want to visit. You will be asked to register your name and email address, where we will send the tickets.

For those unable to book online you can call the museum on 01380 727369 or email

You will be able to enter the Museum any time within the 30 minute time slot on your ticket, but after this we will unfortunately not be able to guarantee entry.

You are welcome to stay up to an hour/half from the start time on your ticket.

You will need to book your timed tickets by 9am at the latest on the day of your visit.

Before you leave the house

Please make sure you have your booking confirmation either printed out or on your mobile device. If you booked on the telephone you will just need to have the name and telephone number of the person who booked.

Please note that no food or beverages are permitted within the Museum. However, you may use the Museum car park/garden or Hillworth Park is a short walk away for a picnic.

Face coverings are not mandatory in the galleries (but are in the shop), but you are welcome to wear one if you wish.

Please do not visit if you or any of your party have symptoms of COVID-19, have recently been tested (and not yet received your result), or have been advised that you should self-isolate.


Bicycle: There is a bicycle rack in the Museum car park.

Bus: There is a bus route close to the Museum, serviced by route 49 (Bath/Swindon) and Salisbury no. 2.  The Museum is also a short walk from the bus stops in Devizes Market Place.

Car: There are pay and display car parks in the town, or you can park in the Museum car park for the duration of your visit. Please note the Museum car par is closed at 5pm each day. There is blue badge parking outside the Museum on Long Street, or in the Museum car park.

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