Metal detecting rally at All Cannings

The Museum has been contacted on social media and email by a number of people about a rally planned last week to take place at All Cannings. The rally was to take place over the site of All Cannings Cross, excavated by Maud Cunnington from 1911 to 1922, by Paul

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Oexmann Art Competition Judges announced

The Judges have today been announced for the 2019 Oexmann Competition. The Wiltshire Museum has been holding the biennial Oexmann Art Award Competition and Exhibition since 1988, and it is now one of Wiltshire’s art community’s most important events. This year’s competition and exhibition marks the 16th biennial Oexmann Art

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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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Where did the gold from the time of Stonehenge come from? Analysing the Bush Barrow dagger.

We need your help to find out if Bronze Age gold, found in a burial close to Stonehenge, came from Britain, Ireland or Brittany. Located close to Stonehenge, Bush Barrow is Britain's richest Bronze Age burial.  The most remarkable discovery was a gold-studded dagger pommel, set with thousands of microscopic

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Battle erupts over plans to film Steven Spielberg epic

The Daily Mail has today published an article headlined "Battle erupts over Steven Spielberg plans to film WWI epic near Stonehenge" . See the article on the Daily Mail website. The article implies that we oppose the plans as the site is close to Stonehenge when the site is two

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Work with us! Be our new Museum Assistant; Administration

We have a vacancy for a full-time Museum Assistant: Administration This is a wonderful opportunity to work in an interesting and friendly environment and to learn more about the running of a heritage organisation. The main purpose will be to assist the Marketing and Administration Manager with the day-to-day administration

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Gift of Stonehenge to the Nation – new letter found

Recently found in our Library and Archive is a letter written by Cecil Chubb to Canon Goddard, President of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. Written on 1 October, Cecil Chubb is thanking Canon Goddard for his generous letter of thanks. For more detail and an account of the

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Christmas and New Year – come and visit us!

Our hours over Christmas and the New Year are:- Saturday 22 December – OPEN Sunday 23 December – closed Monday 24 December – closed Tuesday 25 December – closed Wednesday 26 December – closed Thursday 27 December – OPEN Friday 28 December – OPEN Saturday 29 December – OPEN Sunday

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Letters Home

Around Devizes, you can now see fictional, volunteer letters inspired by factual information about soldiers from Devizes who fought in the Great War and are commemorated on the Devizes and Roundway War Memorial. The inspiration for the stories came from the information in Richard Broadhead’s Book The Great War –

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Art Auction supporting Wiltshire Museum

An art auction supporting the work of Wiltshire Museum in Devizes will be held on Friday 28 September, hosted by BBC Antiques Roadshow expert Marc Allum. The Auction features drawings, prints, paintings, photographs and ceramics by a host of artists, as well as a number of exclusive experiences. Many of the artists

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