Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street
SN10 1NS






01380 727369


01380 722150

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The Wiltshire Museum has the best Bronze Age collections in Britain. The collections in the Museum, together with its Library and Archive, are Designated Collections of national significance. Founded over 150 years ago, it preserves the rich archaeological and historical treasures and records of Wiltshire, including the World Heritage Site of Avebury and Stonehenge.

Venue Type:

Museum, Library, Archive, Association or society

Opening hours

See website

Admission charges

Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £4.00

Adults: £4.50
Concessions: £3.50
Children under 16: FREE (Excluding school groups)


  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage

Additional info

We welcome researchers of all types, but please contact us before you intend to visit. Find out more from our Research Charter at

Most of our collections are online - please see our website.

The entire collections of Wiltshire Heritage Museum are Designated Collections of national importance.

The collections contain Early Bronze Age items, along with objects related to the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge including gold ornaments and jewellery made of various materials. The displays also include outstanding and Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval collections.

Social history collections concentrate on the more recent history of the town of Devizes. The museum also has natural history collections allowing visitors to explore the geology and wildlife of Wiltshire. A selection of the extensive art collection that relates to the county is on display.

Collection details

Trade and Commerce, Social History, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Works by John Piper and David Inshaw are on permanent display. The Museum's collection also includes works by Graham and Ann Arnold, James Bridges, John Buckler, A V Copley Fielding, Philip Crocker, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Sir Thomas Lawrence, Lord Methuen,
  • Henry Moore, Samuel Prout, Augustin Pugin and Robin Tanner. These may be viewed by prior arrangement. A selection of 185 paintings, drawings and prints from the collection have been published in Art in Wiltshire available from the Museum bookshop.
  • Designated Collection
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Exploring the Stonehenge Ceremonial Landscape

  • 2 August 2014 10:30am-5:30pm

A guided tour of the amazing collections of the Wiltshire Museum, followed by a guided walk from Durrington Walls to Stonehenge. This full day tour will be led by Museum Director, David Dawson.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+


£35.00 (member), £40.00 (non-member).



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Outing: Barrow Clumps

  • 2 August 2014 10:30am-5:30pm

Discover the amazing archaeology at Barrow Clump, a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery. The site is being excavated by injured soldiers as part of Operation Nightingale.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£35.00 (member), £40.00 (non-member).




Fossils and Dinosaurs

  • 6 — 7 August 2014 11am-3pm

Drop-in holiday activities with a fossil and dinosaur theme.

Suitable for

  • Any age



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Afternoon Walk: Vale of Wardour

  • 9 August 2014 2-4pm

The Nadder valley demonstrates the way the underlying geology affects the landscape and the building stones that give local character to the villages. Old Wardour Castle is essentially a late 14th C fortified mansion, remodelled nearly 200 years later (open to the public courtesy of English Heritage WC but no cafe). The walk will go from Old to New Wardour castles, past a mill on the Nadder and through Donhead St. Andrew (has a good food pub). The distance is 5-6 miles, taking about 3 hours on lanes & footpaths (maybe with stiles) but no big hills!

Suitable for

  • Any age


£9.00 (£7.00 WANHS members).




Time Travel Tour

  • 21 August 2014 11am-3pm

Family fun tour that will take you on a journey through Prehistoric Wiltshire.

Suitable for

  • Any age