Museums and Heritage

If you love museums and heritage then Wiltshire is the place for you. There’s lots of places to visit:

Aldbourne Heritage Centre – Aldbourne

The history and heritage of Aldbourne.

Alexander Keiller Museum – Avebury

One of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain.

Amesbury History Centre – Amesbury

Information on the oldest continually inhabited settlement in Britain.

Arundells – Salisbury

The home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath.

Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum – Calne

A small friendly museum situated in the heart of Wiltshire. The majority of the exhibits are cars from the 1920’s onwards.

Athelstan Museum – Malmesbury

A collection which dates back to the Iron Age.

Bradford on Avon Museum – Bradford-on-Avon

The natural and historical heritage of the town of Bradford on Avon and the surrounding villages.

Boscombe Down Aviation Museum – Old Sarum

See fighter jets and other historic aircraft and equipment.

Calne Heritage Centre – Calne

The story of Calne’s heritage and history.

Chippenham Museum – Chippenham

The museum tells the fascinating story of the market town of Chippenham from its prehistoric origins to the present day.

Chiseldon Museum – Chiseldon

Dedicated to the history of Chiseldon.

Corsham Court – Corsham

English country house with a fine art collection.

Cricklade Museum – Cricklade

Dedicated to the history of Cricklade.

Crofton Pumping Station – Eastleigh

One of the most significant industrial heritage sites in the United Kingdom.

Kennet and Avon Canal Trust – Devizes

A wide range of canal artefacts.

Lacock Abbey – Lacock

In the village of Lacock and founded in the early 13th century.

Lydiard Park – Swindon

Historic estate on the western edge of Swindon.

Market Lavington Museum – Market Lavington

Illustrates village life and work mainly from Victorian time to the present day.

Marlborough Museum – Marlborough

Principal collection of local artifacts and ephemera.

Mere Museum – Mere

Local history collection.

National Collections Centre – Science Museum Group

The National Collections Centre is currently home to 35,000 objects from the Science Museum Group Collection and the Science Museum’s world-class Library and Archive.

National Trust Mompesson House – Salisbury

18th-century townhouse located in the Cathedral Close, Salisbury.

Pewsey Heritage Centre – Pewsey

Dedicated to the history of Pewsey Vale.

Purton Museum – Purton

Local history collection.

REME Museum – Lyneham

The story of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

Richard Jefferies Museum – Swindon

Museum established in the former home of Victorian writer, Richard Jefferies.

Royal Wootton Bassett Town Hall Museum

Local history collection.

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway – Swindon

Tells the story of the men and women who built, operated snd travelled on the Great Western Railway.

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery – Swindon

Outstanding collection of Modern British Art.

The Museum of Computing – Swindon

Devoted to the history of computing and digital development.

The Merchant’s House – Marlborough

A glorious restoration of a 17th Century silk merchant’s house.

The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum – Salisbury

A military museum at The Close in Salisbury.

The Salisbury Museum – Salisbury

Showcasing the medieval Cathedral town of Salisbury and the ancient wonders of Stonehenge.

Trowbridge Museum – Trowbridge

Trowbridge Museum, where you can discover 1000 years of the town’s history. Discover how Trowbridge was shaped by the scale of production and quality of its West of England woollen cloth and became the county town of Wiltshire.

Wiltshire Museum – Devizes

Award-winning museum displays featuring Gold from the time of Stonehenge and telling the story of Devizes.

Wilton Windmill

The only operating windmill in Wessex.

Yelde Hall – Chippenham

The Yelde Hall has stood in the town since at least the 15th Century.

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