Museum Pets

In celebration of Pet Day, our volunteer, Tabby, has searched through our collection to find a variety of  links to our furry friends! From beautiful Roman mosaics, to terrifying fish-shaped water spouts...   DZSWS:1985.221 Roman Mosaic A large mosaic fragment with geometric border and showing a dog running past a

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Easter in the collections

This Easter period, volunteer Bethany has done an egg-cellent job of hunting through our collections to see what Easter-themed items we have... Box for chocolate sent by Queen Victoria to soldiers in the Boer War, 1900 No 120 year chocolate inside, thankfully! In order to boost morale during the Boer

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Spring/Easter Crafts!

Happy Easter! Why not get creative this week with our quick and easy craft ideas. Remember to send us pictures of your creations on social media - @wiltshiremuseum Spring Animal Puppets Great for decorating your home for Easter or as part of an egg hunt in your garden! Dowload instructions:

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Census Day is here!

To mark Census Day 2021 (21st March), our Marketing and Administration Officer has used information from previous census records to investigate who was living at 40 and 41 Long Street, Devizes, before they became part of the Museum. The Census and the Museum  A census is a record, taken every

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Valentines Day – A look into our collections

This Valentine's Day, volunteer Bethany has discovered some items in our collection related to love. From the very sweet - to the very strange...   Folk Art in seeds! An unusual eighteenth-century folk art picture, composed almost entirely of seeds and probably depicting Darby and Joan. Set within an ebonised

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The Richards family: A research project

Hi, I'm Merryn and I'm currently working on a placement with Wiltshire Museum. I'm really interested in how our lives fit together, like jigsaw pieces assembling to form the bigger picture. I love History as a subject and I think Ancestry brings our past alive. It let's us tell and

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Remembrance Day

Remembering all those who have fought and those who lost their lives during conflict. Letters Home During 2018, we embarked upon a 'Letters Home project'. Volunteers, local and far away, wrote letters home inspired by factual information about soldiers from Devizes who fought in the Great War and are commemorated

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International Women’s Day

We're celebrating International Women's Day and Women's History Month this March. Staff and volunteers have been researching famous Wiltshire women from all different walks of life - and have found some incredible stories. The Museum's own history and current existence owes a lot to the women who have (and still)

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 1 Tokyo

Day 1 – Wednesday 23 October After a long flight from London, we woke up in our hotel fronting the river in Tokyo. The day began with battling through the crowds of the Tokyo rush hour to start with a visit to one of the University museums - highlighting the

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Jomon Japan partnership visit – day 2 Tamagawa

Day 2 - Thursday 24 October Heading north to visit Neolithic sites  We missed the train that we were supposed to catch (the Tokyo rush hour is something else) which in turn meant that we missed the intended meeting with representatives at the Akita Prefecture Centre for Protection of Cultural

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