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Wiltshire Museum

41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
+44 1380 727369
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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.
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“on display” (17 reviews)
“local area” (10 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
+44 1380 727369
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a day out and visited the museum. This was nit a boring visit, it's a very interesting place, starting before Stonehenge, history and finds from Stonehenge going though the ages There are some wonderful finds, including a necklace showing how the design would...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent museum which amongst other things depicts the beginnings of the forming of Wiltshire which is fascinating. Free on Mondays so wonderful to visit.More

Thank Torrs1
David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your generous review, I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. I am afraid that as an independent charity with a small grant, we cannot afford to be free. We are always free for children, and are able to free for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son absolutely loves the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes - we make sure we go every school holiday and he has a great time every time! Thanks Wiltshire Museum!

Thank littlewren123
David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you both enjoy your visits! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm welcome, and, because we belong to the Art Fund, free admission to this jewel of museums. It takes you on a journeyfrom very ancient pre-history - around 10000 BC - up to and beyond the bulding of nearby Stonehenge..Terrific

Thank Revedwin
Reviewed 8 June 2017

We spent a very interesting afternoon in this very informative museum. Lovely to see that children are encouraged to take part in many activities. Will visit again when in the area.

Thank marionandmickholley
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed in Devizes and this short walk to the museum from the town was worth it. So much to see whilst there, we had art exhibitions to see too. It has a cafè too for a drink and slice of cake.

Thank LisaH0602
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very impressed with the fact that gold was buried with their dead as a sign of status and importance.

Thank Chris D
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a wonderful local museum with loads of local archeological finds. Concentrating understandably on Wiltshire's excellent ancient history and has some of the most impressive gold finds. There is an excellent Roman gallery, a decent Saxon gallery and some quirky other stuff. Fun and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This would have been worth visiting if it only contained the fabulous 6.000 year old jadeite hand axe that was my favourite artefact, but the museum was bursting with great stuff, and informative displays about sites in the local area, and life here through history....More

Thank morristhnj
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4 April 2017|
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Response from David D | Property representative |
Hello. Usually people visit for between 1 and 2 hours. However, if you are particularly interested in archaeology, you may wish to stay a little longer!. David
28 March 2016|
Response from David D | Property representative |
Hello! Admission is £6 for adults or £5 concession with Gift Aid. Children are free! We have a group discount ticket of £4.50. Let me know if we can help further. David
28 March 2016|
Response from David D | Property representative |
Hello. £6 adult, £5 concession with Gift Aid. £4.50 group rate. Let us know if we can help further. David