Eric Ravilious: Downland Man – page under development

His watercolours have such a spirit of place you can almost feel the wind on your cheeks and hear the birds above! An exhibition exploring for the first time, Eric Ravilious’s (1903-1942) fascination for the chalk downlands of Wiltshire and Sussex. From his student days until the last year of his

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Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined

Alchemy is an exhibition of beautiful contemporary artworks by Ann-Marie James. Wessex Museums invited Ann-Marie James to delve into the collections of our four partner museums (Wiltshire Museum, Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum and The Salisbury Museum) and choose an object from each to inspire a series of artworks. She

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Devizes Camera Club

An exhibition of works by members of Devizes Camera Club, on show at Wiltshire Museum between 1st and 28th September 2019. The exhibition will be open during normal Museum opening times - Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sundays noon to 4pm. Normal Museum admission charges apply. For more

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Snakes … a Slither into a Secret World

This exhibition delves into the captivating life of snakes, bringing to light their beauty, mystery and amazing natural history.  Using taxidermy, skeletal mounts and award winning photography this exhibition demonstrates the distinctive features and behaviours of these extraordinary creatures, including King Cobras, Pythons and Puff Adders.  Since appearing around 100

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Wiltshire Remembers: Aftermath of the First World War

This moving exhibition. curated by Richard Broadhead and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, features a Wall of Remembrance dedicated to the 10,000 Wiltshire fallen of the First World War, including men and women who were members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society (WANHS). Curated by Richard Broadhead

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Wessex Museums: #WickedWessex Objects on Tour

#Wicked Wessex objects on tour 2018-2019 – grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! Our #WickedWessex item is now on view – with extra dressing appropriate to the season. Tread carefully as you pass through our Long Room gallery! (NB: no spiders were harmed in the creation of this exhibit)

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Artwork by Louise Rolt MA Royal College of Art

Local artist Louise Rolt graduated with an MA in Constructed Textiles from the Royal College of Art in 2003, and in the same year won a scholarship to travel to Nepal to work on a project in the foothills of the Himalayas, an experience which sparked her passion for teaching

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Votes for Women! Celebrating Then and Now

A colourful display combining new research about the brave women in Devizes who campaigned for the vote, with fabulous banners made by community groups in 2018, the centenary of women’s suffrage in the UK, on display in the Museum between 2 and 24 February. On show will be fresh information

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Reconstruction of Stonehenge shown from above in the snow

INTERPRETATION & EXPRESSION: ARCHAEOLOGY & ART – Peter Dunn

Sketches and paintings produced over the past 10 years by  Peter Dunn archaeological reconstruction artist, whilst working in the UK and overseas. Items from the Museums art collection are also on display, including Sentinel, from Henry Moore’s Stonehenge suite of lithographs, Avebury Restored by John Martin and works by David

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THE BLACKSMITHS CRAFT by John Girvan

Exhibition of rural traditional art (and some not-so-traditional!)* made by local blacksmith John Girvan in his forge in Devizes. The larger items featured in the displays are more than two metres high and include a handcrafted lily, an alien figure and a huge Trilapod (three-legged spider)! Smaller items are a

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