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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A traditional Devizes Easter cake

Devizes is one of three towns to have it's own signature simnel cake - the Devizes Star Simnel Cake. Rather unsuprisingly, it's baked in the shape of a star. Our Library and Archive holds the original recipe. Simnel cake is typically eaten at Easter time and nowadays contains lots of

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Objects on Tour: Wessex Women

Objects on Tour: Wessex Women Our four partner museums have explored their collections and found objects that tell the untold stories of our region’s women and their past – from the unexpected to the ground-breaking and intriguing. These objects will be travelling between the 4 Museums until October 2020. The

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International Women’s Day

We're celebrating International Women's Day and Women's History Month this March. Staff and volunteers have been researching famous Wiltshire women from all different walks of life - and have found some incredible stories. The Museum's own history and current existence owes a lot to the women who have (and still)

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Inside the Museum: A Visual Story

Our visual story is an image-led document that helps people prepare for a visit to the Museum. It describes a visit to the Museum and contains photographs of each room. Click here to read and download the Visual Story document.  

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