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Wiltshire Museum

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About this place
The best Bronze Age archaeology collections in the country, with finds from the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site. The Museum and Library are a unique resource for Wiltshire's history.
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Julia
Julia
September 07, 2018
Award winning Museum display. Gold from the Time of Stonehenge. Houses Britain's best Bronze Age archaeology collection. Lots for children to do. Story of Devizes.
Fiona
Fiona
August 10, 2018
Gold from the time of Stonehenge. The new galleries at the museum tell 500,000 years of Wiltshire's story with high quality graphics and reconstructions. On display are dozens of spectacular treasures dating to the time of Stonehenge and worn by people who worshiped at the stone circle.
Hilary
Hilary
July 23, 2018
Terrific history of Devizes and the local area. Regular change of special exhibitions.
Janet
Janet
June 08, 2018
Display of artefacts from Stonehenge
Sam
Sam
March 01, 2018
It's got some good local stuff!

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Location
41 Long St
England, SN10 1NS
Phone+44 1380 727369
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
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