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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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Some cracking finds on display in this museum and easy-to-understand interpretations. A little higgledy-piggledy in places as the old displays meet the new ones in an old building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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manchester
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some cracking finds on display in this museum and easy-to-understand interpretations. A little higgledy-piggledy in places as the old displays meet the new ones in an old building that doesn't really lend itself to the purpose. Definitely worth a visit though if you're into that kind of thing.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very useful reminder of what archaeologists found out about the Iron Age lives of Wiltshire inhabitants. A very useful introduction to Avebury Stones!

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only allotted about 1 hour, which wasn't enough. I would recommend at least 1.5 hours. There are lots of activities for kids and lots of background reading for adults. It's quiet and seems small, but goes on and on! Fun time!

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice place to visit to get to know the history of Wiltshire, its not just the stone's the county is famous for. It was also good they encouraged children to get involved with activity sheets and hands on activities.

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I live nearby and have been meaning to visit for ages, but was not expecting much. However, it is superb! Excellent for adults and children alike. Great exhibits particularly from the early people (the Beakers) and the Bronze Age, as well as the Roman period. I learned masses. I need to go again soon as there are regular special exhibitions... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

Whether you are old or young this museum has something to interest you. From prehistory (barrows and henges) to the middle ages ( William the Conqueror's son was imprisoned here) to the recent past there are multiple well-presented and described items to educate, inform and excite you. Don't miss it!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Well worth the Money, with some fine galleries. Especially the Pre Roman ones. Mindyou plenty on most time preriods. Liked the Green man pew ends 17th Century from the nearby St. John the Baptist Church. And Look out for Phil Harding (time Team) on some of the audio screens.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Really enjoyed my visit to the Wiltshire museum. The information and artefacts are well presented and the history is thoroughly interesting. The museum also has good facilities ie. lift and toilets. Took about an hour and a half to see everything.

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Thank Catherine_VZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 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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