Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1NS
England

Website

www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

E-mail

hello@wiltshiremuseum.org.uk

Telephone

01380 727369

Fax

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

GIFT AID ADMISSION:*
Adults: £5.00
Concessions: £4.00

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

Discounts

  • 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
http://www.wiltshireheritage.org.uk/services/index.php?Action=6

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
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Heritage Open Days 2014: Wiltshire Museum

  • 13 September 2014

The Museum and Library have been at their current location in Long Street since 1873, occupying first the old Victorian Devizes Grammar School, then the two Georgian houses on either side of the Entrance Hall. Further extensions have increased its size to the present day. It has overseen many of the famous excavations on Salisbury Plain and the Marlborough Downs made by the Cunnington family and is a repository of the artefacts and writings of earlier antiquaries such as Sir Richard Colt Hoare of Stourhead House.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/wiltshire-museum

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