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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Archive and Library – closed Friday 31 August

We are hosting a Google Digital Garage Workshop on Friday 31 August. Unfortunately that means that we will be unable to open the Archive and Library on that day. Our apologies.

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Google Digital Garage @Wiltshiremuseum

We are delighted to be hosting a Google Digital Garage Workshop on Friday 31 August. Google Digital Garage is visiting market towns around the UK offering digital marketing workshops tailored to start ups, small businesses, and anyone starting out in digital marketing. The course is free to attend but spaces

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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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