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
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.
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
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
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
Last week we were delighted to hear that one of our local Youth Panel members, Amy, was awarded the Bear Club Foundation Young Persons award at this year's Devizes Civic Awards. Amy was nominated for her work as part of our Youth Panel and her contribution to widening our
An Article in the 17 March 2023 edition of the Friend is about a rare document discovered in the Archive and Library collection by pure chance On 29 September 1699 two Quakers married in Bath: Thomas Rose and Mary Fry. In 1861 their marriage certificate was sent to William Cunnington,
We were delighted to welcome Brent Pullen to the Museum last week to see a very special object within our collection - the first ever Wiltshire Treasure item to be recorded with the Portable Antiquities Scheme in 1996. Brent was the finder of this lovely Medieval silver annular brooch.
We have now submitted our Stage 1 application to the National Lottery heritage Fund. If successful, next steps are working with our audiences and planning how the building will work. Result in early July. Stage 2 application in 2025. If successful, then we could be open in 2030. Working with
New grant award – Lest We Forget exhibition sharing stories of Black communities in Wiltshire in WW1 and WW2
We are delighted to announce that we have received an Association of Independent Museums ‘New Stories New Audiences’ grant for our Lest We Forget project. The grant will enable us to share the untold stories of the contribution of Black communities in Wiltshire throughout WW1 and WW2, working with Wiltshire