Crowdfunder – Curiosity and Creativity

We have launched our 2020 Appeal as part of the Museums Association #SupportOurMuseums appeal. We are delighted with the support we have received and are already 27% of the way towards our target! Rachael Holtom, our Development Officer, said: We've been blown away by the amount you, our Crowdfunder Champions,

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Remembrance Day

Remembering all those who have fought and those who lost their lives during conflict. Letters Home During 2018, we embarked upon a 'Letters Home project'. Volunteers, local and far away, wrote letters home inspired by factual information about soldiers from Devizes who fought in the Great War and are commemorated

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2020 AGM – an overview from our Chair

Martin Nye, our Chair, outlines how the Society is moving forward in these difficult times and thanks volunteers, members, Trustees and staff for all that they have done over the year. His talk is accompanied by images illustrating our work and looks ahead to the exciting Ravilious exhibition due later

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Cursed Collections: A look into our spookier objects

    Within the Museum are many hidden stories... This Halloween, volunteer Bethany has taken a look at some of the spookier and sinister objects lurking in our collections... Witch's Talisman (Oaksey) The disc contains a number square and non-standard English words – it is believed that that may incorporate

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Archaeology in Wiltshire Conference 2020 – Take 2 Online

This popular Conference has been running for a number of years and showcases the latest news about Wiltshire's Archaeology. The 2020 Conference was to be held in March, but had to be postponed as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic. The Conference is now being run online - on Wednesday

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Lectures and conferences going online!

With the Covid-19 pandemic continuing and strict regulations about social gatherings, we have taken the decision to hold our autumn/winter lecture programme online over the coming weeks and months. The first of these is one of the lectures postponed from earlier in the year - Devizes Castle – Norman Stronghold

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Stonehenge against a clear blue sky with the Slaughter stone in the foreground

A303 Stonehenge – announcement of a delay to the decision

We have noted the delay of the Development Control Order decision that was announced by the Government on 16 July. The Government statement says that further consultation will take place following the notification of recent archaeological discoveries. As the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, we have a particular interest

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The Trilithon Challenge

What are the strangest household objects you can turn into a trilithon? As we approach the summer solstice, we're hoping to bring a little bit of Stonehenge to your home. We are asking anyone and everyone to create their own trilithon (structure of two standing stones + a third across

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Online talks

A short series of online talks that we hope will be of interest! David Dawson, our Director, was working from 1 - 21 May, after being on furlough and used the opportunity for the Museum to contribute towards the anniversary of VE Day and also to talk about some interesting

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Where in Wiltshire?

During the lockdown, we have been challenging our online audiences to pinpoint #WhereinWiltshire these old photographs were taken. Quarantine has given us an opportunity to sort through images in our Library and Archive - resulting in uncovering some fascinating photographs from the last century. How many locations can you decipher?

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