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New hope for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum?

As we reported recently, Wiltshire Council have refused to increase their support for the museum by £25,000 a year on the grounds that “nobody was saying put more money into museums, they were all saying take money out of museums to keep other things open” However, we think we’ve found a solution in the council’s […]

The unkindest cut of all: Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Recent calls by the Wiltshire Heritage Museum for a funding increase of £60,000  seem to have fallen on deaf ears. Despite currently giving only £35,500 per year (obliging the museum to be run on a shoestring despite its national importance) the Wiltshire Council has just refused any increase. As if to rub salt into the […]

Thomas Hardy’s Landscapes: New exhibition at Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Press Release: Wiltshire Heritage Museum.   A new exhibition Landscapes of Thomas Hardy’s Wessex, bringing together the works of artists Rob Pountney, Dave Gunning and David Inshaw, opens at Wiltshire Heritage Museum on Saturday 28 May 2011.    The exhibition displays works that depict the spectacular landscapes and ancient archaeological sites that feature in the novels […]

Good (or bad) news for Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Great news for all who know and admire the incomparable Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes … re_museum/ But it is to be hoped that this Tweet from the Chief Executive of English Heritage was a slip of the keyboard;   “Our architects DCM working on new Stonehenge museum. Will be excellent building & we’ve got almost […]

Extension to White Horses and Hill figures show at Wiltshire Heritage Museum

The Wiltshire Heritage Museum has decided to extend its current White Horses and Hill Figures exhibition until February next year after the show of intricate landscape carvings at the Devizes venue witnessed “tremendous” visitor numbers….. more here at Culture 24 May 2010 article on the show.

£4,500 award to the Wiltshire Heritage Museum

  Wiltshire Heritage Museum. Image credit Willow   “Wiltshire Heritage Museum has been awarded £4,500 by the Association for Independent Museums Sustainability Fund. This welcome funding boost will enable the Museum to employ a part-time fundraiser to increase its income.”   Applications for the fundraiser post are now open. The Job Description and Application Pack […]

Grant for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Culture minister Barbara Follett has announced a £150,000 grant for the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes. The grant will be used to create a new Bronze Age Gallery to house material excavated from the Stonehenge World Heritage Site.   More here – and here –

Tales of the Unexpected come to Wiltshire – twice!

A couple of strange stories from Wiltshire this week. They sound like hoaxes but aren’t. First there’s the news that for the summer season The Crop Circle Information Centre is to move into the Wiltshire Museum! At first sight that seems a bit strange for a scientific institution although Museum director David Dawson said: “Having […]

Diary Dates: Wiltshire

Further to our Resolutions for 2013, and ideas for getting out and about to experience and learn more about our prehistoric heritage, the Wiltshire Heritage Museum in Devizes regularly runs a large number of events, exhibitions and activities both for the general public and members of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society. A full list […]

Heritage Action Review of the Year

As the year draws to a close, it’s traditional to look back at what has been, and possibly to look forward at what’s to come. 2012 was a busy year for the Heritage Journal, so join me as we look back and recall some of the highlights, month by month… January Our series looking at […]