Gold from the Time of Stonehenge

Our award-winning displays feature spectacular treasures dating to the time of Stonehenge and worn by people who worshiped inside the stone circle.

Telling Wiltshire’s Story

500,000 years of Wiltshire’s story told in our £750,000 gallery featuring high quality graphics and leading-edge reconstructions.

Lots for children too

Follow Archie and Ollie on a gallery trail, build Stonehenge, examine the evidence under a microscope and try on Bronze Age clothes.

"A must-see before visiting Stonehenge or Avebury"

We are one of Tripadvisor's top-rated attractions in Wiltshire. Other comments from visitors include “You haven't really seen Prehistoric Wiltshire till you've seen this!” and “Breathes life into Stonehenge”

Something for everyone

We have fascinating displays telling Wiltshire's story, including Roman treasure, the Story of Devizes and our new Saxon Gallery features the Making of the Kingdom of Wessex.

Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

About us

We are an independent charity, with net public funding of £670 towards our running costs. The Museum is run by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society and is supported by admissions, retail, events and the generosity of our members, present and past.

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Exhibitions - now and next ...

Oexmann Art Award Exhibition 2019

Overall Winner: Stephen Ellis - Gower On Wednesday 9th October, our three Oexmann Art Competition judges came to the museum to make some very difficult decisions. After much deliberation, we…

Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man

A groundbreaking exhibition of the celebrated artist Eric Ravilious showcasing the beautiful Wiltshire and Sussex Downlands. An exciting special exhibition exploring Eric Ravilious’ fascination with the sweeping downland landscapes of…

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Awarded Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019

Latest News

Watercolour looking along a grassy ridge towards a chalk cut figure of a White Horse on the top of the hill.

Weston Loan Programme support for Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition

We are delighted that we have been awarded a £25,000 grant from the Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund to support our Eric Ravilious: Downland

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Metal detecting rally at All Cannings

The Museum has been contacted on social media and email by a number of people about a rally planned last week to take place at

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