The Trilithon Challenge

What are the strangest household objects you can turn into a trilithon? As we approach the summer solstice, we're hoping to bring a little bit of Stonehenge to your home. We are asking anyone and everyone to create their own trilithon (structure of two standing stones + a third across

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Online talks

A short series of online talks that we hope will be of interest! David Dawson, our Director, was working from 1 - 21 May, after being on furlough and used the opportunity for the Museum to contribute towards the anniversary of VE Day and also to talk about some interesting

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Where in Wiltshire?

During the lockdown, we have been challenging our online audiences to pinpoint #WhereinWiltshire these old photographs were taken. Quarantine has given us an opportunity to sort through images in our Library and Archive - resulting in uncovering some fascinating photographs from the last century. How many locations can you decipher?

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A traditional Devizes Easter cake

Devizes is one of three towns to have it's own signature simnel cake - the Devizes Star Simnel Cake. Rather unsuprisingly, it's baked in the shape of a star. Our Library and Archive holds the original recipe. Simnel cake is typically eaten at Easter time and nowadays contains lots of

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Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

Objects on Tour: Wessex Women Our four partner museums have explored their collections and found objects that tell the untold stories of our region’s women and their past – from the unexpected to the ground-breaking and intriguing. These objects will be travelling between the 4 Museums until October 2020. The

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Women’s History Month

Throughout March we've been celebrating Women's History Month - and International Women's Day! 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

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Inside the Museum: A Visual Story

We were due to hold our Relaxed Opening Hours on Sunday 29th March, which has been postponed until we are able to reopen. We have instead adapted our visual story, an image led document that helps people prepare for a visit to the Museum, to create ‘Inside Wiltshire Museum’, which

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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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Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Weston Loan Programme support for Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition

We are delighted that we have been awarded a £25,000 grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund to support our Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition, opening in September 2020. The exhibition will feature loans from from V&A, British Museum, Imperial War Museum, Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

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