Alexander Keiller Museum
High Street, Avebury
nr Marlborough SN8 1RF
Details the history of the stone circle at Avebury, particularly in regard to the archaeological excavations that have taken place there. Collections: The collection is primarily archaeological and mainly of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age date, with a smaller component of Anglo-Saxon and later material. It includes a large excavation archive from excavations in the 1920s and 1930s.
The Town Hall, Cross Hayes
Malmesbury SN16 9BZ
Malmesbury is a beautiful hilltop town on the southern edge of the Cotswolds, built to a Saxon road plan round a Norman abbey. Archaeological digs have shown there was a Neolithic fort here around 2,500 BC - people have lived here for four and a half thousand years, so Malmesbury may be the oldest town in the country. Collections: The Athelstan Museum is noted for its costume collection and exhibition of Malmesbury Lace and lace making.
Atwell Wilson Motor Museum Trust
Downside, Stockley Lane
Calne SN11 0NF
Although the majority of the collection is cars, the museum also houses an impressive collection of lorries, motorcycles, mopeds, push bikes, and a large selection of vehicle manuals and other archive material, and a large collection of motor memorabilia.
Avebury - National Trust
Nr Marlborough SN8 1RF
One of the most important megalithic monuments in Europe and spread over a vast area, much of which is under National Trust protection. The great stone circle, encompassing part of the village of Avebury, is enclosed by a ditch and external bank and approached by an avenue of stones.
Bradford on Avon Museum
Bradford on Avon BA15 1BY
Opened in 1990 the museum displays aspects of the natural and historical heritage of the town and the villages of the former Bradford Hundred. The centrepiece is a pharmacy shop which stood for over 120 years in the town and has been removed and carefully rebuilt.
Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre
10 Market Place
Chippenham SN15 3HF
Chippenham Museum & Heritage Centre is housed in a fine 18th century grade II listed building. The displays tell the story of the historic market town from prehistoric times up until the present day. Visitors can discover more about the history of the town, its villages and the local area through the extensive collections and by meeting some of the former residents as they guide you through history.
16 Calcutt Street
Cricklade SN6 6BD
Cricklade Museum is home to a local collection including material on social and family history, Roman occupation, Saxon times, rotten borough elections and World War II. There is also an archive of 3000 photographs.
Fox Talbot Museum, The
Chippenham SN15 2LG
The Fox Talbot Museum commemorates the life and work of William Henry Fox Talbot - one of the greatest figures of the 19th century - mathematician, physicist, classicist, philologist, and transcriber of Assyrian and Chaldean cuneiform texts. In late August 1835 he made the first photographic negative at Lacock Abbey and he is known as the Father of Photography.
Kennet & Avon Canal Museum, The
Devizes Wharf, Couch Lane
Devizes SN10 1EB
The museum collections include artefacts, papers, photographs and memorabilia relating to the Kennet and Avon Canal along it's 87-mile length through Berkshire, Wiltshire and Somerset since the canal's inception over 200 years ago.
Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village - National Trust
High Street Lacock
nr Chippenham SN15 2LG
Lacock Abbey is a house with over 800 years of history. Founded as an abbey in 1232, it has been a home to many different characters, each of whom has put their own unique stamp on the building.
Market Lavington Village Museum
15 Church Street
Market Lavington SN10 4AB
The home of the museum is the Old Schoolmaster's House, built in 1846. The museum illustrates village life and work mainly from Victorian times to the present day.
Mere BA12 6JA
Mere museum is home to a local history collection with a good photographic archive. Displays are changed every few months.
Museum of Computing, The
6-7 Theatre Square
Swindon SN1 1QN
The first museum in Britain dedicated to computing opened in Swindon, February 2003. The museum holds a repository of artefacts and has active displays featuring retro and vintage games. Collections: 1970s/1980s computing hardware, software, printed materials, namely: home computers; TV and handheld electronic games; portable computers; business systems; software; magazines, books and peripherals. Many rare items; regular magazine produced; regular lectures and events held.
Pewsey Heritage Centre
Whatleys Old Foundry, Avonside
Pewsey SN9 5AF
The Heritage Centre reflects many aspects of bygone life in the Pewsey Vale. Displays include Victorian industrial machinery, steam and agricultural models, commercial and domestic items.
Purton Library, 1 High Street
Purton SN5 4AA
Purton Museum is home to an interesting collection reflecting Purton's long heritage from Neolithic times to the modern day. Of particular note is a comprehensive collection of agricultural hand tools and dairy equipment - evidence of the village's past reliance on the land. Collections: The collection includes objects relating to Purton and district under the following headings: Working Life Domestic Life Community Life Sports and Recreation Local Societies Militaria.
Rifles - Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum, The
The Wardrobe, 58 The Close
Salisbury SP1 2EX
The collection and archives of the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the Wiltshire Regiment, the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment and the Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire & Wiltshire Regiment (the latter shared with the Soldiers of Gloucestershire museum). Museum web site has over 2000 images on line of collection objects and photographs. Web site also has searchable transcripts of 13 battalion war diaries from the First World War (over 12,000 records).
Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
The King's House, 65 The Close
Salisbury SP1 2EN
A friendly museum in a Grade 1 listed building. The archaeology collections contain rich and varied material from major prehistoric and later excavations, including finds and archaeology from nearby Stonehenge and other villages in south Wiltshire.
Science Museum at Wroughton, The
Hackpen Lane, Wroughton
Swindon SN4 9LT
On a site of breathtaking scale near Swindon we store the large and iconic objects from the National Collections of the Science Museum.. and we've got 18,000 of them, including aircraft, cars and tractors, fire-fighting appliances, industrial production machinery, large scientific instruments, machine tools, motorcycles, printing, and telecommunications.
STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway
Fire Fly Avenue
Swindon SN2 2EY
STEAM tells the remarkable story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on 'God's Wonderful Railway'. Hands on displays, world-famous locomotives, archive film footage and the testimonies of ex-railway workers bring the story to life.
Swindon Museum & Art Gallery
Bath Road, Old Town
Swindon SN1 4BA
Housed in a listed building in Swindon's Old Town, the Swindon Community Heritage Museum and Art Gallery displays exhibits of local history, archaeology and geology. It tells the story of Swindon's Jurassic past, its connections with the Roman Empire as well as the more recent social history of this thriving town.
The Shires, Court Street
Trowbridge BA14 8AT
The museum is housed in a former woollen mill within the Shires shopping centre. Displays tell the history of the woollen industry, Trowbridge town and its people.
Village Museum, The
The museum's collection consists of artefacts, photographs and printed material associated with Castle Combe, Biddestone, Grittleton, Nettleton and North Wraxall. Artefacts in the collection date from pre-historical to the present time.
Warminster Public Library, Three Horseshoes Mall
Warminster BA12 9BT
In 1973 the History Society assumed the care of artefacts from the town council, including the Victor Manley collection of geology, the Harold Dewey Collection, and other items given for the benefit of the people of Warminster. The society set up a museum in the Sexton's cottage at the rear of the Chapel of St Lawrence. In 1982 the museum moved to the present library building where it has a display area, storeroom and offices. Only a proportion of its items can be on display at any one time, but items from the museum storeroom can be studied by arrangement with the museum staff.
Wiltshire College Museum of Agriculture & Rural Life
Wiltshire College, Lackham, Lacock
Chippenham SN15 2NY
The museum originated as a collection of agricultural implements and machinery. Today its collections and displays are broadly focused upon the agricultural practices and the rural life of the County of Wiltshire.
Wiltshire Council Museums Advisory Service
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road
Chippenham SN15 3QN
The museums Advisory Service assists museum organisations across Wiltshire. There are 18 independent museums supported by the museums Advisory Service ranging from small voluntary community museums to large museums with internationally important collections.
41 Long Street
Devizes SN10 1NS
The collections contain Early Bronze Age items, along with objects related to the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge including gold ornaments and jewellery made of various materials. The displays also include outstanding and Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and medieval collections.