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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A group of 5 people sitting in chairs. One is wearing a mask and holding up an ipad.

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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The Richards family: A research project

Hi, I'm Merryn and I'm currently working on a placement with Wiltshire Museum. I'm really interested in how our lives fit together, like jigsaw pieces assembling to form the bigger picture. I love History as a subject and I think Ancestry brings our past alive. It let's us tell and

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@Home

Whilst we are closed, please enjoy a range of our activities, videos and challenges online. Keep safe everyone! Click on any of the links below to listen to videos and download activities.  

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

The A303 Stonehenge tunnel – where are we now

The Transport Minister, Grant Shapps, has recently approved the proposal for a tunnel at Stonehenge, and some of our Members have been asking for clarification of the current position in this long-running saga. The Planning Inspectorate, after a lengthy process including a public inquiry, recommended against approving the tunnel because

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