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Wiltshire Museum

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Address: 41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
Phone Number:
+44 1380 727369
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

Tells 500,000 years of Wiltshire's story told in award-winning galleries...

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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Amazing!

An absolutely brilliant museum. There's something for all here. The most amazing Collection of Bronze Age and other periods. There's also a library available for research etc... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Malcolm J
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An absolutely brilliant museum. There's something for all here. The most amazing Collection of Bronze Age and other periods. There's also a library available for research etc. Brilliant - a must visit place when in Devizes.

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

Thank you for your generous review. I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A museum full of history. The prehistoric collection was the most favourite part of the museum, really insightful and instructive and a good harbinger of my forthcoming visit to Stonehenge. The library was also a lovely place for research and concentration. The staff was very friendly, too.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friendly little museum in the heart of Devizes, this is a real gem for those interested in the Neolithic period. It contains an array of finds that are exhibited beautifully. Well worth the small entrance price!

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As a keen museum visitor I enjoy it when one stumbles across a small museum where a real effort has been made to present material well. This is one such ,there is little startling material but a real effort has been made to present it well (although the effort fails somewhat at the end when one switches from early humans... More 

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Thank 364tilley
David D, Manager at Wiltshire Museum, responded to this review

I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. You are quite right about 'finishing the scheme off'! We would love to update all the displays and to place in timeline order, but that will take us a while. Come and see us again when you are next in the area and see how we have got on. More 

Stamford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

This museum is a real gem. The history of this ancient area is clearly described and displayed - a real treat for history lovers

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Westbury,Wilts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016

A great museum with Wiltshire artefacts. Only chanced upon here by accident but interesting well worth a visit and free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A gem of a museum with displays of a very high standard, especially interesting for anyone who has walked the Stonehenge landscape or seen Time Team and related programmes - this is a 'must see'. Very friendly and helpful staff, also Devizes is a lovely town to visit especially on Market day. Lots of good cafe's for lunch and recommend... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

From a general enquiry when visiting the museum, was introduced to Michael Cornwell to track down a newspaper clipping, turned out to be the historian of my grandfathers Wiltshire Regiment. What I thought I knew has been multiplied ten fold. his patience in explaining the few records I had and his locating of the gravesite, has made my trip from... More 

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Brilliant time had by our large family group in just over 2 hours. Interactive challenges and games enjoyed by all the kids (5, 2 and 18 months) plus the adults if we're honest. Good variety of rooms and displays. Very informative. Would recommend to all.

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

Thank you for your generous review! Glad that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a fantastic collection! Its hard to find, but definitely worth the trip. If your planning on visiting stone henge, take the time to stop by. You wont regret it and you might find yourself spending more time here than you plan.

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