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Address: 41 Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NS, England
Phone Number: +44 1380 727369
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

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank andrew r
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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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.

Thank Alexandra B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The museum has the most amazing collection of artifacts from the stone age to the Victorian era. In terms of breadth of objects, this museum far surpasses Stonehenge.

Thank Anastasia O
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

I go every year- partly because of the Archaeology galleries- the prehistoric gallery is still just amazing in trms of design, and content- but the newer Anglo saxon gallery is equally worth a trip! The shop has really good local material , and the 1WW exhib is one of the best I have seen, poignant and local.

Thank Schadla-Hall T
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

this museum has really good collections, the staff are very helpful and welcoming. its a very interesting trip

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Admittedly I'm no archaeology buff, but this museum is a must for anyone 'doing Stonehenge'. The collections are amazing (including 2/3 of the bronze age gold in the UK!) and the galleries are all presented in a really clear and informative way. Not only was the pre-historic history of the area described in a really thoughtful manner, the Somme exhibition... More 

Thank Hannah K

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