MuseumThe Wiltshire Heritage Museum has an international reputation and attracts visitors from all over the world. The archaeology collections, which are among the finest in Britain, trace the history of people living in Wiltshire in a series of galleries - Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Saxon, and Medieval. The collections on display include important finds associated with the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.
Other galleries include Recent History, which describes different aspects of life in Wiltshire in more modern times. Please note, the Natural History gallery is currently closed.
There is a large art collection relating to the county with a small selection always on display on the walls stairwells of the museum. In the Art Gallery a programme of exhibitions is drawn from this collection or the works of contemporary artists, while a Temporary Exhibitions area has a constantly changing series of displays.
Opening Summer 2013 - Prehistoric Wiltshire Galleries
Four of our galleries are being re-fitted to tell the story of Prehistoric Wiltshire and the people who lived here. Our renowned archaeology collection will be redisplayed to tell new stories and gold objects excavated from Bush Barrow near Stonehenge displayed permanently for the first time.
A programme of events and activities has been planned to coincide with the opening of the new Prehistoric Wiltshire Gallery: from guided tours to special events to new interactives – there will be lots of opportunities for visitors to get stuck in!
As a result a number of our galleries will be closed during the year - please contact us before planning your visit to check what's available.