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Search our collections database, with 109,000 objects and 10,000 images now online. Cataloguing of the collections is almost complete, though work continues to add more detailed records and images. Our database is hosted on a different server and powered by MODES software.
The collection is divided into sections to help you focus your search.
Search the archaeology collection
Details of the documentary archives for excavations and fieldwork.
Our art collection includes thousands of vdrawings, watercolours and oils of Wiltshire towns, villages, buildings and landscapes. Artists includes John Piper, John Martin, Philip Crocker, Eric Rvilious and Henry Moore.
Manuscripts, papers and research notes
Fossil, mineral, plant, animal, insect and herbaria specimens.
Search the cuttings collection
Coins and medals
We have thousands of images of towns and villages across Wiltshire and beyond.
Over 10,000 books and pamplets.
Objects dating from the last 350 years, including many relating to trades and industries. Also includes the Wiltshire Life society agricultural collection.
Information about many of the archaeological sites represented in the collection. Includes transcipts of Cunnington's excavations contianed in 'Ancient Wiltshire' as well as field notes by Leslie Grinsell and RCHME investigators.
GIS mapping of Wiltshire archaeological sites and monuments managed by the Wiltshire Council Archaeology Service.
Your may find the Wiltshire Know Your Place website useful - this is managed by Wiltshire Council and has geo-referneced historic mapping from the Ordnance Survey 1st edition onwards and Tithe Maps.
Volunteer Olly gives us an insight into one of his favourite objects in the Museum... This beautiful artefact is a perforated axe-head of tourmaline granite,
Silver Anglo-Saxon penny of Edward the Confessor, modified into a pendant. The penny was struck by the moneyer Beorhtwine at the Wallingford mint. It is
Roman copper alloy Colchester derivative developed T-shaped brooch, probably dating to AD 75-200. An unusual find with lead inlay. Found in Bremhill, 2019. Donated to
Fragment of a decorated copper alloy Roman penannular bracelet, probably the terminal of an armilla, dating to AD 43-99. Similar bracelets have been identified as
Hoard of 2,384 Roman copper-alloy coins from Pewsey. The group consists of mostly 4th century (330 – 348 AD) nummus and a small number of
Our Archive and Library houses an intricate 1610 map of Wiltshire by famous cartographer John Speed (1552-1629). Speed's visually impressive maps of both county and
Buried in a barrow at Upton Lovell, the Shaman was a metalworker and religious leader, in touch with the spirit world. He was buried in
The Lacock Cup was originally made as a drinking cup for feasting in the late medieval period and was subsequently used as a chalice at
Photograph of 'Land Girls' on a Wiltshire farm close to Devizes. The Women's Land Army boosted agricultural production during the Second World War as men
A Glossary of Words used in the County of Wiltshire by George Edward Dartnell and the Rev. Edward Hungerford Goddard, MA, published for the English
The Museum has in its collection several small pottery vessels that belong to a category of small ceramic containers found with Bronze Age burials, known
No person shall be permitted to shew cucumbers raised in hot houses or stoves; they must prove the cucumbers to be of their own raising.