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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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What a gem of a museum

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Matthew C
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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Devizes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 2 weeks ago

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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Thank occasionalescapees
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank Osric678
Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

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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