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Wiltshire Museum

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Address: 41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
Phone Number: 01380 727369
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Wiltshire Museum, Devizes* Telling Wiltshire’s Story- 500,000 years of...
The Wiltshire Museum, Devizes* Telling Wiltshire’s Story- 500,000 years of Wiltshire’s story told in a brand new £750,000 gallery 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.
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Better than expected! Fun for all ages

- Bright, attractive, up-to-date displays - Plenty of interactive activities for children (or big kids) - £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for students. I thought this was quite pricey... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

- Bright, attractive, up-to-date displays - Plenty of interactive activities for children (or big kids) - £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for students. I thought this was quite pricey for a regional museum, but by the end I felt that it was worth the money - Beautiful, impressive artefacts. I particularly enjoyed the attention paid to the prehistoric archaeology, which is... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The Gold From The Time Of Stonehenge exhibition was interesting, and the rest of the museum was worth a long visit. We will probably be back, and I will recommend it to others.

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very comprehensive museum, ranging from the prehistoric to recent memorabilia. It is located in a rambling building of some charm, and everyone will find something of particular interest there. Children will be amused.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Loads of fascinating displays & free entry I do believe! A couple of minutes walk from the Market Place so, if you're visiting Devizes call in!

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David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this review

Thank you - we like being called 'great'! The Museum is free for children, but I am afraid that as an independent charity, we do have to charge. However, we hope that we give good value for money as our visitors certainly seem to enjoy their visit! More 

Devizes
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well laid out with helpful staff. Lots of stories and exhibits about Devizes and Wiltshire. Excellent children's activities.

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David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went one Sunday afternoon. It wan't very busy and I was a bit surprised that you had to pay - although I do understand that it takes money to run it., if I had a family it would seem a tad pricey. The crop circle exhibition was on at the time. it was very interesting, but I am afraid... More 

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David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. The Museum is run by an independent charity, and is not run by the local Council. We are very grateful for our public funding, but this is equivalent to 8p per head of population in Wiltshire. This compares to the £1 we all pay in our taxes for the British Museum and the average of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

An excellent view back in time with beautiful artifacts and timeless pieces from man's industrious past. A beautiful and entertaining experience.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After visiting Stonehenge and being disappointed by the whole experience..especially the lack of exhibits in the newly opened visitors centre, we began looking for other Museums in the area that have Bronze age/Neolithic finds on display. Whilst there we saw adverts for several other Museums in the area but upon enquiring most were shut due to time of year..apart from... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I visited the Wiltshire Museum with my friend (a local) last year, and my infant son. The staff were lovely and very helpful, including directing me to a lovely spot out in the back garden (generally reserved for staff I believe) where I could nurse him in peace and privacy. I appreciated that a lot. Once we got inside, we... More 

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Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

For a small museum, this really impresses, and the Director of the museum is a really interesting chap who captivates and informs.

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