Wiltshire Museum would like to thank the trusts and foundations which fund a diverse range of projects, from exhibitions, community engagement and education to vital conservation and documentation work.


Special Exhibition Gallery - controlling the environment

Wiltshire Council: Devizes Area Board


Member Appeal and Crowdfunder - Supporting Curiosity and Creativity

See the Appeal page for more details. This was highlighted by the Museums Association as a Case Study.

Purchase of Viking Gold rings from Beckhampton (DZSWS: 2021.1)

Anonymous donation


Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine
The Marc Fitch Fund

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man
Our first art exhibition to include loans from National Museums and Galleries. Includes three community projects. To be held in 2021.
Arts Council England
The Mercers’ Company
The Walter Guinness Charitable Trust
Heritage Fund
The Weston Loan Programme with Art Fund
The Verdon-Smith Family Charitable Trust
Golsoncott Foundation
Wansbrough Solicitors Partners
Gaiger Brothers

A Wealth of Knowledge: unlocking a decade of archaeological research
Updating our documentation with the results of academic research and publicising the findings.
Arts Council England Designation Development Fund

Conservation of a portfolio of letters to pioneer archaeologist, William Cunnington.
Association of Independent Museums Pilgrim Trust Collections and Conservation Grants
Members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society


Votes for Women!
Government Equalities Office: Votes Centenary Project

World War One Centenary – Devizes Town Commemoration
Wiltshire Council - Devizes Area Board
Heritage Lottery Fund
Devizes Town Council
Arts Council England

General Donation to core costs
Jock French Trust, The Girdlers’ Company

Secret lives of Snakes Exhibition (and project with Wiltshire Young Carers)
The McCorquodale Charitable Trust
The Jack Lane Charitable Trust


Creating a high specification temporary display gallery: ‘The Oexmann Gallery’.
The ‘Ready to Borrow Scheme’, South West Museums Development Fund, supported by Arts Council England.
Legacy from Richard Oexmann


General Donation
W H Smith's

Publication of Roman Civitas to Anglo Saxon Shire, by Bruce Eagle
Robert Kiln Charitable Trust


Creating a new gallery focusing on Wiltshire’s natural environment
Ernest Cook Trust
Legacy from Sylvia Cook

Developing and installing our fabulous Saxon Gallery
Arts Council England Designation Development Fund

Purchase: Anglo-Saxon gold shilling (DZSWS:2015.30)
V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Art Fund

Purchase: Viking gold ring (DZSWS:2015.14)
V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Headley Trust
WANHS Member appeal


Beauties of Wiltshire - improving storage of our art, library and archive collections
Arts Council England Designation Challenge Fund

Purchase: Stanton St Quinton Civil War Hoard
V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Headley Trust

Purchase: medieval gold finger ring from Malmesbury (DZSWS:2013.40)
V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Headley Trust


Prehistoric Wiltshire gallery, showcasing our internationally important Bronze Age collections
English Heritage
Heritage Lottery Fund
The Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
The Samuel William Farmer’s Charitable Trust
Wiltshire Council Devizes Area Board
North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Conserving the Sir Richard Colt Hoare Archive
National Manuscripts Conservation Trust

Updating Essential Environmental Monitoring
Wiltshire Council - Small Grants Fund


Purchase: Anglo-Saxon pommel cap (DZSWS:2011.61)
V&A Purchase Grant Fund
Headley Trust
Beecroft Bequest


Purchase: WW2 German Soldier’s diary (DZSWS:2010.2)
V&A Purchase Grant Fund
WAHNS appeal.

Our 2020 Appeal

In Kind Support

We also receive in kind support from a range of local, national and international companies. These include:-

  • T H White - security systems
  • Microsoft - Office 365 software licences and reduced cost server software
  • Hotjar - website analytics
  • Canva - image software


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