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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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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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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