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Wiltshire Museum

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Address: 41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
Phone Number: 441380727369
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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Very friendly atmosphere.

A very accommodating place to visit especially if young children are interested on learning about history,during august there is a variety of activities being done which you book... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jennifer W
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very accommodating place to visit especially if young children are interested on learning about history,during august there is a variety of activities being done which you book for,this can be done online,or by phone 01380 727369.myself will be going with my granddaughter,we went for a visit earlier this year which she enjoyed,they also have a little gift shop.the museum... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a private tour of the museum and it was very interesting! The detail, staff and artefacts are brilliant, a must see!!

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Thank Khursheed H
Devizes, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure to visit the Museum. Wonderful talks and organised visits too. Recent Wiltshire in a 100 Objects was excellent, so well put together. Activities for children to get them interested in History.

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Thank Ann J
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice local Museum, nothing overly special. but still worth a visit. Wiltshire in 100 objects was a lovely idea, but would have been nice to see it in some sort of order. 1 -100 or through age of the items. My major issue was the way the prices were marked out.

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Thank Dominic D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had an hour to kill and thought it worth a look. I wasn't wrong but need to go again as 1hr was not enough. The Wiltshire in 100 items was interesting and worth a visit in its self. Well set out and very informative go and see for yourself.

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Thank Simon H
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little museum. The prehistory galleries which tell the story of the Neolithic, Bronze Age, Roman and Saxon people who built the henges, long barrows and hill forts that categorise the Wiltshire landscape, are terrific. The artefacts, including precious gold items found by Stonehenge, are well displayed and explained. You get a tantalising glimpse into an earlier world. Well worth... More 

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Thank Balvine
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really focused small museum with excellent themed rooms, well laid out and very interesting. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth a visit as is the rest of Devizes - go here first as it explains it all.

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Thank RossSL
Bath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

A small but very interesting museum lots of nooks and crannies filled with many objects from pre historic times to more recent history

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Thank Steven P
Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This excellent museum displays fascinating artefacts in an unusually attractive bright way with interactive suggestions and guidance for all to use and learn - nothing dull or boring, whatever one's age! An exciting and very enjoyable experience.

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

This is such an excellent museum. It is interactive and interesting for children. There is a wealth of history on display and to learn about, which covers many periods of history and the local area too.

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