Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum, Devizes: Hours, Address, Wiltshire Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Wiltshire Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
Read more
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
FROM 25/9/21: Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition! Featuring over 20 of his artworks and exploring his love of the chalk downland of Wiltshire and Sussex. The Museum tells 500,000 years of Wiltshire's story told in award-winning galleries featuring high quality graphics and leading-edge reconstructions. * Gold from the time of Stonehenge- On display for the first time are dozens of spectacular treasures dating to the time of Stonehenge and worn by people who worshiped inside the stone circle. * 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. * Saxon Wiltshire - the Making of the Kingdom of Wessex. New gallery featuring spectacular finds from pagan Saxon burials and evidence of the beginnings of Christianity in Wiltshire. * The Devizes Story - telling the fascinating story of our town - Devizes Castle, the Civil War Battle of Roundway and the bustling Georgian market town.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Tours & experiences
Explore different ways to experience this place.

Top ways to experience Wiltshire Museum and nearby attractions

Popular mentions

4.5
381 reviews
Excellent
288
Very good
84
Average
7
Poor
1
Terrible
1

Crispin P
Liss, UK2 contributions
May 2022
We visited with our grandchildren (4 and 2) and were hugely impressed by the interesting displays, friendly staff, comfortable building and imaginative interactives. And the collections are outstanding!
Written 5 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,736 contributions
Mar 2022
Essentially a local museum - but with an excellent prehistory section. Lots of good artefacts very well explained in context
Written 16 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Toadsfeet
Tisbury, UK334 contributions
Feb 2022
was recommended to visit by a friend and we were not disappointed. well laid out with a lot of local history. friendly and helpful staff.
Written 18 February 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stephen h
Reading, UK212 contributions
Nov 2021
I visited the museum and was very pleased with the experience. The reception staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. The exhibits were very well laid out and easy to follow and access. I was particularly taken by the sections on the ancient monuments in Wiltshire. Having visited these sites many times, the museum gave an insight into them that I'd never before understood. It was fantastic and really brought them to life, although the whole place is really very goof. I have visited town museums all over the country and this was one of the best. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Written 7 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hank you for such a generous review.
Written 12 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela B
Cambridge, UK55 contributions
Oct 2021
Wiltshire Museum offered heart-warming, mind-blasting experiences for every level of learner in the family group which came with me. I have nothing but praise for the Disabled Access arrangements [some pre-arranged] for our mobility-impaired person; nothing but praise for the children/young teen art workshop to explore Ravillious's techniques by DOING and USING - utterly engaging to the family member with Educational Needs; supportive materials and activities for a learning-delayed Under-8 - and a curation of Ravillious's work which will be long-remembered and treasured by the Senior.
I was fortunate to have been able to attend the Zoom lecture by James Russell which the museum had offered earlier in the year [or was it last?] to have preordered the Catalogue and to have read it already, and to have seem some related material at the 2Temple Place exhibition on Textiles just before the Pandemic.
I remember this museum from the dusty 1960s. What is on offer here is world-class. Bravissimo, all.
Written 28 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hedley T
1 contribution
Oct 2021
I am not sure where to start to be honest, I had been looking forward to seeing Eric Ravilious' work for a while but when we arrived it was immediately clear that the exhibition was something special, maybe even a historically significant event as a rare collection had skilfully been brought together, maybe for the first and last time. The space, the building and the staff all make you want to stay far longer than you had planned and the small token entry fee seemed like the bargain of the century.

Afterwards I was inspired to climb to Adams Grave and take pictures of the White Horse and surrounding area which I wouldn't have done had I been anywhere else. My only complaint is that it is too far from my home in Oxfordshire, but I guess that the 1 hour journey is a small price to pay! I am now very much looking forward to exhibiting here myself in the future, the incredible privilege of which has just dawned on me following my visit to see Downland Man. I keenly look forward to future visits. -Hedley Thorne
Written 16 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen N
Monmouth, UK12 contributions
Oct 2021
Visited 13/10/21 to see Ravilious exhibition. Wonderful selection of really high quality art, that could be viewed and experienced in (for the most part) great peace and quiet. Simply wonderful. Other parts of the Museum looked to be really great too, but I was suffering sensory overload by the end, so will need to return on further occasions. I’m certain to do so.
Please, though, could I politely ask that the stewards refrain from conversations with each other when visitors are in the rooms. It’s distracting and irritating.
The Wiltshire Museum in Devizes is seriously impressive.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anne S
Leeds, UK357 contributions
Aug 2021
There is a lot more content here than you imagine upon entry. It covers thousands of years of history and has some fascinating items including the Devizes Lion !
Written 11 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tyson L
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
This museum was a perfect way to for a family to spend an hour or two. It has so much pertaining to the local area and some really fascinating exhibits. There's plenty to keep the children entertained, and the staff were really friendly and helpful
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mzee
Hampshire, UK2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Excellent museum; informative, entertaining with great displays. Not only plenty of historical meat but lots of interest for children. My 5 year old grandson’s verdict: ‘good’.
Written 24 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 374
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Wed 10:00 - 17:00
  • Thu - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

We recommend booking Wiltshire Museum tours ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund. See all 1 Wiltshire Museum tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near Wiltshire Museum: View all restaurants near Wiltshire Museum on Tripadvisor