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“Our children were mesmerised!”
Review of Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum
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US$8.09*
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Wiltshire Museum Entry Ticket
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was. Fantastic museum of the local area. They have really thought about children and made large areas of the museum interactive for them to explore not just look at. The staff were friendly and encouraged us to explore and enjoy the exhibits. The children came home excited about the Stone Age, which is something you don't get very often!

Thank Timbythepool
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"bronze age"
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"on display"
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"local history"
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"iron age"
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"middle ages"
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"visiting stonehenge"
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"local area"
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"pre history"
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"well worth a visit"
in 27 reviews
"anglo saxon"
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"treasure trove"
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"informative displays"
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"fantastic collection"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
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"small shop"
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"surrounding area"
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This museum is a fascinating and informative place. A must see for historical and geological enthusiasts.

Thank Peter J
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

The entrance to the museum on a street in Devizes is unremarkable, but get inside and you find a treasure trove of antiquities, brilliantly and professionally presented. The themes as you go through the museum are clear and the display cases well lit, the objects clearly labelled and described. It really needs a whole day to see it all properly. The treasures they have acquired and the research in which they are involved with various universities and with English Heritage make this much more than a repository for objects but an active working source of investigation into our past. The links with the Archaeological Society and its members make it active history not dead and this shows through in the presentation of some very valuable treasures.

What has been done with the conversion of some old properties in the Town to convert them into a modern museum is excellent. It is on several floors with many staircases, but the trail through is clearly marked and there is a lift to make it accessible for everybody. On our visit there was also an organised children's visit and the activities they had put together for them looked enough fun to tempt one to pretend to be younger than one was! Plenty of interesting things for children to do, explore and try, even if it was a family visit. Boring? Definitely Not!

I will definitely be going back for another visit!

Thank Gambinus
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David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you for your very generous review. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoyed your visit and it will be a delight to pass your comments on to the staff and volunteers who make the museum tick!

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

Some very interesting exhibits covering local hauls discovered in the vicinity including Bronze age gold. Local history relating to Devizes too which was interesting. Plenty of things for the younger ones to interact with including a range of dressing up clothes, grinding flour, sorting artefacts, etc. £5.50 (without gift aid) and £4.50 OAP so not too badly priced. The building is like a rabbit warren with every corner filled with display cabinets. I thoroughly enjoyed finding out about the history behind Avebury, Stonehenge and Woodhenge as well as the Kennet Long Barrow. Would recommend a visit prior to going to these other tourist attractions.

Thank Michele W
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Plenty of interesting artefacts to browse around and see. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Fantastic gold collection plus local history.

Thank Michele W
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