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Wiltshire Museum

41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
01380 727369
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Devizes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: The Wiltshire Museum is a great place to start a visit to Stonehenge and the surrounding area.  It is really exciting to be able to see the objects... more »
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The prehistoric gallery at the Wiltshire museum has only just recently opened and it is truly outstanding. It is state of the art in the sense that the exhibits are arranged in a way which truly 'tells a story'. If you have been to Stonehenge and the other ancient monuments in Wessex and want to find out what life might... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

For anyone interested in pre-history and the archaeology around the Stonehenge/Devizes area, this is a "must visit". Absolutely packed with wonderful exhibits, we spent over 4 hours in just the 4 pre-history galleries. Everything is well displayed and well explained and a real joy to see. Had a quick peek at the other areas which were also interesting. The small... More

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What a great museum. I have driven past on a number of occasions but eventually stopped. I should have done so years ago. A brilliant museum with an outstanding new display of the gold artefacts and Stonehenge. The staff are brilliant, very knowledgeable and willing to help. I was researching my village history and the staff could not have been... More

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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The museum in Devizes offers an excellent insight into the local history of the surrounding area. For a small town, this museum is exceptional, putting on special displays from time to time focusing on different aspects of local history. The area is rich in ancient stone circles, burial mounds, Roman remains which are shown and explained in a way that... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited this small but well stocked museum on a recent stay in the Devizes area with friends who live there. The museum was bigger than it appeared and was very well laid out in chronological order with all the exhibits very clearly annotated. This gave detailed information on the archaeology of the area, highlighting areas of specific interest. While... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lots of interesting things, laid out nicely with lots of information and only £4.50 to get in! Lovely gift shop too.....

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

A wonderful museum, not too big but an asset particularly if someone intends to visit Avebury and Cor y Cewri (Stonehenge). This is what every town/community should have, well done to all who are involved with this excellent work. Not only its a museum its has also a huge archive of of local records and documents for all to see,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

If you have at least 2 or 3 hours to spare, the museum in Devizes is well worth visiting to discover the historical background to the area & to see ancient artefacts related to its early inhabitants. We were impressed with the display of the exhibits. Whilst we were there there was a temporary exhibition related to crop circles which... More

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Swanley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Good value for the money as it was raining it passed the time away staff very knowledgeable very helpful in deed

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

There's an awful lot here to inform on the pre Roman history of Wiltshire. All very well presented. Some other local history as well and stuff about Devizes itself, but we went principally for the ancient history. There was also an exhibition on crop circles which certainly opened my eyes and made me think that perhaps they are not all... More

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