Wiltshire Museum
Wiltshire Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsArt MuseumsHistory Museums
11:00 AM - 3:00 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
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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
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Adventurers049
Brisbane, Australia3,377 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is one of the best museums that we have visited.
The exhibits are excellent and the descriptions are very informative.
An extra bonus is the parking area behind the museum.
Written 23 September 2023
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wingate
London, UK2,546 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Starting at the ground floor you start with pre history, working your way up through time and the upper galleries to more modern times.So worth a visit.
There is free 1 hour on street parking.
Written 6 September 2023
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MarcusHurley
Calne, UK9,534 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We had a fabulous visit here this weekend, spending nearly 2 hours in the various rooms. The museum seems to be transitioning from an old style collection, where each cabinet is just a list of artefacts with detailed descriptions to a more interactive and wider ranging display. Some areas we just skimmed through but overall it was a fascinating history of the county and how it fitted in to the wider world. There were some more modern displays that helped a wider age range understand and appreciate the local history such as the ‘smells of wiltshire’ boxes. Definitely worth the entrance fee for a pleasant and unhurried way to improve awareness of our local history and environment.
Written 5 September 2023
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Elaine M
Maassluis, The Netherlands2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We loved visiting this museum. It tells the story of the history of Wiltshire very nicely and its great for kids. They can find a lot of activities while walki g through the museum ros
Written 6 August 2023
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Geoff H
Brisbane, Australia243 contributions
Jan 2023
We were advised to visit by a person at Stonehenge.
Not disappointed as this is a well curated museum.
Everything is laid out well and the signage is very clear with each era numbered.
Definitely worth stopping by.
Written 19 January 2023
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Nico V
13 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Spent an interesting couple of hours, with a lot of local objects of historical significance. Though contents were certainly worth the time, display is crammed in an old building with an awkward flow between rooms to follow. I understand the intention is to move the whole museum to another larger site nearby, where the pieces could be shown to greater advantage in a contemporary display. I do hope they manage this!
Written 29 October 2022
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JakeCox
Cardiff, UK60 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
A huge range of exhibits. I was expecting a relatively small museum but I was very much mistaken! The variety of artifacts and information here is very impressive and I recommend setting aside a good couple of hours if you want to see and read everything.

This is a fantastic place to visit.
Written 24 October 2022
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Max
Devizes, UK536 contributions
Oct 2022
The volunteer on reception was a lovely, friendly lady. The museum is very interesting and well laid out. It's great to see so much local history and finds. There are plenty of information boards to explain everything.
Written 22 October 2022
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Saran W
3 contributions
Jun 2022
I visited the excellent Thomas Hardy exhibition - my final visit across the 4 Wessex museums, and was inspired by his relationship with the local landscape. The rest of the museum was stunning - well worth a visit to see the bronze age jewellery, imagine it being made and worn by important chieftans and being buried with them. And then explore the simply beautiful Pewsey Vale. I cannot speak highly enough of the friendly and helpful staff at the museum. Inspirational. Thank you.
Written 25 June 2022
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Thank you for your generous review. Great to hear that you visited all 4 of the Wessex Museums. We are very proud of our Bronze Age collections ...
Written 5 July 2022
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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
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