New addition to the Assizes for Devizes Team

Friday’s role within the team is to assist the Assizes for Devizes team in the development and delivery of project activities, including online and in-person promotion of the project and community events. They will also help out in the day-to-day running of the Wiltshire Museum and its social media accounts.

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Herbert Bachant looking at his wife and new born triplets

Triplets Born to American WWII Soldier, stationed in Devizes

A set of American triplets born on the 30th of March 1944, have an interesting connection to Devizes. Their father Private First Class Herbert Bachant was stationed here, deployed as a mechanic with the 94th Armoured filed artillery Battalion of General Patton’s 4th Armoured Division during WWII. Devizes was the

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Devizes Assize Court Interpretation and Exhibition designers on board!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Imagemakers as Interpretation and Exhibition Designers for the Assizes for Devizes: Unlocking Wiltshire’s Stories project. Imagemakers will be working closely with our team throughout the Development Phase of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project to develop plans for our new museum galleries

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Eric Walrond and Lest We Forget exhibitions extended to 9 March!

Our two fascinating exhibitions have been extended until Saturday 9 March. Feedback from our visitors has been very positive, with people talking about how insightful and moving they found both exhibitions. Keep an eye out also for our events programme - including a special Eric Walrond Book Club event on

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Could you be our next Chair? Come and meet us on Sat 13 January for find out more.

We are looking for a new Chair to lead the Museum and our ambitious Assizes for Devizes project Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society was founded in 1853, and has remained active ever since, adding to our knowledge about the county and developing new ways of sharing that as widely

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Project team for Assizes for Devizes!

Meet the Project team on the Assizes for Devizes: unlocking Wiltshire's stories! Nicola, Claire and Helen will be working on the Development Phase of the project which received funding of £300,748 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project aims to revitalise the derelict Devizes Assize Court as an iconic new

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Copies of the Trilithon newsletter.

New edition of Trilithon

We have just completed the mailing out of 1,000 copies of the new edition of our Trilithon newsletter, including details of our AGM and annual accounts. Copies should be arriving with our members over the next few days. You can download a low-res PDF of the newsletter from this link.

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Join our team!

Wiltshire Museum are currently recruiting for three posts, to start in early November 2023. In June we recieved exciting news that we have been awarded intial support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop our plans to move the Museum to the currently derelict Devizes Assize Court. To help

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Banner with computer-generated view of the Assize Court and text - Bringing the Assize Court back to life! Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been awarded initial funding to develop our plans for the building.

Major step towards revitalising Devizes Assize Court as the new home of Wiltshire Museum

Major step towards revitalising Devizes Assize Court as the new home of Wiltshire Museum Wiltshire Museum has received initial support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for an ambitious and exciting project ‘Assizes for Devizes: Unlocking Wiltshire’s Stories’.  Made possible by National Lottery players, the project aims to revitalise the

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3 yong people hanging a colourful banner onto a metal railing

Street Art Project unveiled at the Devizes Assize Court

Have you seen the new addition to the railings on the Devizes Assize Court? These banners are the culmination of a recent street art project we ran in conjunction with the Youth Justice Service and Emerald Team. Together, we worked with a group of young offenders, or those at risk

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