Wednesday, 28 September 2011


Our fundraising lecture on Saturday 1 October will now take place at WILTSHIRE HERITAGE MUSEUM at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and there are still some available.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Yatesbury Fieldwork off this weekend

The fieldwork planned for Yatesbury this weekend (24/25 September) has had to be postponed again as it's still not been possible for the farmer to get all the crop in!

The RAF Yatesbury Society has already put some photos on their website: "the dig".

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Early Closing Monday 19th

The Museum will closed at 4.30pm on Monday 19 September (last entry for visitors 4pm). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Are you aged 16-24? Want to help us plan our new galleries?

Wiltshire Heritage Museum user forum: Young People, aged 16 - 24
What is it all about?
The Wiltshire Heritage Museum is planning to develop completely new and improved ways of presenting its prehistory gallery. This will mean that you, your friends and family are able to enjoy more of what the Museum has to offer. It will also mean that it will interest a wider number of local people as well as visitors to Devizes and the surrounding area.

Why me?
We are asking you to help us with this project for a number of reasons. First of all because you live in the area and know it well. Secondly because your ideas will be very important in making sure that the developments suit your own needs and interests. And thirdly, because we are very keen to involve a wide mix of people.

What do I have to do?
All you will have to do is come along to an initial meeting to be held in late September. Then, later on this year and into next you’ll be invited to a couple of more meetings.
There’s no need to know anything about the Museum before you join us. You’ll be meeting about 7 or 8 other people, discussing what you like and don’t like about the galleries at the moment, and sharing ideas on how things might change. There’ll be stories to think about, and a presentation of how the new exhibitions might look.

What’s in it for me?
As well as sharing your ideas this is a chance to see behind the scenes at the Museum, you’ll be able to look at very rare objects that most people never see. So this is a really special opportunity to find out more about what goes on. There’ll be plenty to eat and drink, maybe see someone you already know, and a chance to get to know some new people. We’ll cover reasonable travel costs and also pay you £7.50 an hour for your time.

When will it be?
The session will be on Wednesday 28 September, between 4.30pm and 6pm. If you can't make this date, but are interested in taking part, then please let us know anyway! We would love to invite you to a second meeting.

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Yatesbury WW1 Airfield

Saturday 17 September. Our Archaeology Field Group will be busy here on Saturday from 10am to 4pm. If you would like to get involved contact Jim Gunter on 01793 731974 or

Further information on our AFG page

Monday, 5 September 2011

Archive & Library open 2-4pm 7th September

Please note that the Archive & Library will only be open between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday 7th September 2011. This is due to a shortage of staff. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Archive and Library Closed Saturday 3rd

We regret that the Archive and Library will be closed Saturday 3 September due to staff shortages. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

To search on-line visit our webpages, but if you can't find what you are looking for, please send an e-mail to our Archivist/Librarian, Dr Ellie Pridgeon.

Usual Archive and Library opening hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm. The Archive and Library is also open, by appointment only, on the first Saturday of the month.