×Coronavirus: The Museum is currently closed and from 1 April most staff are not working and are on furlough. This means that we are not able to answer telephones and most staff will not be able to answer emails. If you wish to contact us, please email hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk. May 2020 update: we have reviewed our Exhibition programme in the light of the Coronavirus and will be re-arranging and postponing exhibitions. We will update details when we can.


Selection of sculptures and manga inspired by prehistoric Japan - including Jomon flame pots

Jomonism and Manga: Japanese Contemporary Art inspired by Prehistory – dates under review

The Wiltshire Museum and English Heritage are working on exhibitions in 2020 that are looking at different aspects of the links between Japanese prehistory, contemporary art and stone circles. The partnerships that lie behind these ground-breaking exhibitions have been developed by Professor Simon Kaner of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture (SISJAC). It is hoped that both exhibitions will form part of the UK-Japan Season of Culture. For…

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

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man – postponed until 2021

OPENING POSTPONED until 2021 A groundbreaking exhibition of the celebrated artist Eric Ravilious showcasing the beautiful Wiltshire and Sussex Downlands. An exciting special exhibition exploring Eric Ravilious’ fascination with the sweeping downland landscapes of Wiltshire and Sussex. His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above. The importance of the downlands to Ravilious is well documented, but this exhibition will…

Exhibitions organised by our Wessex Museums partners


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