Strategic Plan 2019 – 2024

As we embark upon the development of the Devizes Assize Court as the new home of the Wiltshire Museum, it is important that we have a clear direction to maintain the forward momentum developed over the last few years and ‘keep the show on the road’. Our previous Strategic Plan

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Where did the gold from the time of Stonehenge come from? Analysing the Bush Barrow dagger.

We need your help to find out if Bronze Age gold, found in a burial close to Stonehenge, came from Britain, Ireland or Brittany. Located close to Stonehenge, Bush Barrow is Britain's richest Bronze Age burial.  The most remarkable discovery was a gold-studded dagger pommel, set with thousands of microscopic

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Battle erupts over plans to film Steven Spielberg epic

The Daily Mail has today published an article headlined "Battle erupts over Steven Spielberg plans to film WWI epic near Stonehenge" . See the article on the Daily Mail website. The article implies that we oppose the plans as the site is close to Stonehenge when the site is two

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Work with us! Be our new Museum Assistant; Administration

We have a vacancy for a full-time Museum Assistant: Administration This is a wonderful opportunity to work in an interesting and friendly environment and to learn more about the running of a heritage organisation. The main purpose will be to assist the Marketing and Administration Manager with the day-to-day administration

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Gift of Stonehenge to the Nation – new letter found

Recently found in our Library and Archive is a letter written by Cecil Chubb to Canon Goddard, President of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Written on 1 October, Cecil Chubb is thanking Canon Goddard for his generous letter of thanks. For more detail and an account of the

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Christmas and New Year – come and visit us!

Our hours over Christmas and the New Year are:- Saturday 22 December – OPEN Sunday 23 December – closed Monday 24 December – closed Tuesday 25 December – closed Wednesday 26 December – closed Thursday 27 December – OPEN Friday 28 December – OPEN Saturday 29 December – OPEN Sunday

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Saving the Assizes – a new home for the Wiltshire Museum

We are delighted with the news that the future of the Devizes Assize Court has been secured with the aim of restoring it as the new home for the Wiltshire Museum. This landmark building will transform the Museum as a significant tourist destination and is an important part of the

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Trustee Opportunity – Wessex Museums Trust

The Wessex Museums Trust is seeking a Chair and Treasurer to join our trustee board at an exciting time in our development. We are looking for trustees who hold strong connections to the region as well as a passion for art, culture and heritage.The Wessex Museums Partnership comprises the four

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Letters Home

Around Devizes, you can now see fictional, volunteer letters inspired by factual information about soldiers from Devizes who fought in the Great War and are commemorated on the Devizes and Roundway War Memorial. The inspiration for the stories came from the information in Richard Broadhead’s Book The Great War –

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Wessex Museums: #WickedWessex Objects on Tour

#Wicked Wessex objects on tour 2018-2019 – grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! Our #WickedWessex item is now on view – with extra dressing appropriate to the season. Tread carefully as you pass through our Long Room gallery! (NB: no spiders were harmed in the creation of this exhibit)

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