A Wealth of Knowledge: Unlocking a Decade of Archaeological Research

Wiltshire Museum has been awarded £47,000 over two years, from the Arts Council England Designation Development Fund, to review the research undertaken on the archaeology collections of Wiltshire Museum and The Salisbury Museum over the past decade. A Wealth of Knowledge: unlocking a decade of archaeological research is a joint

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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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Grecian pediment of the Assize Court building

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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Help shape our future! Join our Trustees.

Would you like to help shape the future of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS) to inspire people to explore the archaeology, history and environment of Wiltshire? We are looking for three talented, motivated and creative people to join our Board of Trustees and help shape our future. 

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Cleaning and packing of objects

A new exhibition gallery for the Wiltshire Museum

The Wiltshire Museum is creating a new Special Exhibition gallery that will be suitable to take exhibitions from National Museums. The new gallery will open in November this year and will be the only UK venue for the international tour of 'Winds of War' exhibition – an exhibition of US

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Exciting plans for Wiltshire Museum

The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society is looking at the potential of moving the Wiltshire Museum to the Devizes Assize Courts, turning the historic building into a landmark tourism asset for the County. Wiltshire Council has been working on plans to revitalise the Wharf area of Devizes and, at

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