Queen Victoria’s Birthday

To celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria,  our volunteer, Amy, has been researching objects in our collection linked to the monarch... Medal - Accession number: DZSWS:1955.205   A medal brought to Wiltshire from Liverpool... Queen Victoria, having travelled from Windsor, arrived in Liverpool on Tuesday 11th May 1886, to open

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All Cannings Cross – Tuesday Takeover

In celebration of Local and Community History month, our volunteers are taking over our social media each Tuesday - talking about aspects of Wiltshire's amazing history. Today, it is over the volunteer Tabby for an archaeology debrief of All Cannings Cross! "Today, for our takeover day we’re going to pick

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Local and Community History Month

This month is Local and Community History month. To celebrate the rich history of Wiltshire, our volunteer, Bethany, has put together a piece on a few of her favourite historical sites across the county... DZSWS:1983.864 - Lithograph, Plan of Devizes Castle for Sale by Auction by Mr Geo. Robins, Aug

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Museum Pets

In celebration of Pet Day, our volunteer, Tabby, has searched through our collection to find a variety of  links to our furry friends! From beautiful Roman mosaics, to terrifying fish-shaped water spouts...   DZSWS:1985.221 Roman Mosaic A large mosaic fragment with geometric border and showing a dog running past a

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Easter in the collections

This Easter period, volunteer Bethany has done an egg-cellent job of hunting through our collections to see what Easter-themed items we have... Box for chocolate sent by Queen Victoria to soldiers in the Boer War, 1900 No 120 year chocolate inside, thankfully! In order to boost morale during the Boer

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Spring/Easter Crafts!

Happy Easter! Why not get creative this week with our quick and easy craft ideas. Remember to send us pictures of your creations on social media - @wiltshiremuseum Spring Animal Puppets Great for decorating your home for Easter or as part of an egg hunt in your garden! Dowload instructions:

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Wealth of Knowledge – project update

It is now a year since we began our Wealth of Knowledge project, funded by the Arts Council Designation Development Fund. The project aims to:- Enhance the collections with new knowledge and understanding of over 10 years research on the collections. Make this new information public by publishing the enhanced

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Census Day is here!

To mark Census Day 2021 (21st March), our Marketing and Administration Officer has used information from previous census records to investigate who was living at 40 and 41 Long Street, Devizes, before they became part of the Museum. The Census and the Museum  A census is a record, taken every

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Working with Alzheimer’s Support: shaping the future of the Devizes Assize Court

The Museum has been working with Alzheimer’s Support to ensure that people with dementia have a voice in the planned redevelopment of the Devizes Assize Court. Members of Alzheimer’s Support’s Old Silk Works day club in Warminster (some of the group pictured) and a group of Devizes-based carers recently took

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Valentines Day – A look into our collections

This Valentine's Day, volunteer Bethany has discovered some items in our collection related to love. From the very sweet - to the very strange...   Folk Art in seeds! An unusual eighteenth-century folk art picture, composed almost entirely of seeds and probably depicting Darby and Joan. Set within an ebonised

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