Ancient Wessex News and Information
Ancient Wessex News and Information

Wessex Museums

Salisbury Museum
The museum is based in the King’s House in Cathedral Close, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral.

The Museum’s archaeological collections include prehistoric material from South Wiltshire, including Stonehenge; the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection; and a medieval collection including finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city of Salisbury itself. The new Wessex Gallery is of international importance, telling the story of Salisbury and the surrounding area from prehistoric times to the Norman Conquest. The gallery replaces the old Stonehenge, Pitt-Rivers and Early Man galleries which closed in May 2013.

The Salisbury Museum
The King’s House, 65 The Close, Salisbury

SP1 2EN Tel: 01722 332151
[email protected]

The Salisbury Museum.

Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age
The Museum of the Iron Age tells the story of the Danebury hillfort which lies to the south west of Andover. The hillfort was excavated by Professor Barry Cunliffe between 1969 and 1988 and is one of the best-studied sites of the British Iron Age.

The Andover Museum, tells the story of the town and surrounding area, opened in 1981, it was joined in 1986 by the Museum of the Iron Age, which tells the story of nearby Danebury hillfort.

6 Church Cl, Andover SP10 1DP
Phone: 01264 366283

Andover Museum Hampshire Cultural Trust

Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery
The Willis Museum and Sainsbury gallery in Basingstoke, features exhibits related to: natural sciences, archives, social history and archaeology.

Willis Museum
Market Place, Basingstoke, RG21 7QD
Tel: 01256 465902

Willis Museum

Butser Ancient Farm near Petersfield Hampshire

Butser Ancient Farm is an archaeological open-air museum located near Petersfield in Hampshire, southern England. Containing reconstructions of late prehistoric buildings such as Iron Age roundhouses, it is used as both a tourist attraction and a site for the undertaking of experimental archaeology.

Chalton Lanen, Chalton, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0BG
Nearest major road is A3. Follow brown signs.
Map Ref: SU719164 Landranger Map Number: 197
Latitude: 50.942567N Longitude: 0.977994W
Phone: 023 9259 8838

Image: Butser Ancient Farm

Wiltshire Museum

The Wiltshire Museum is located in Devizes and contains the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England. Award-winning displays transform public understanding of the era and feature 500 Stonehenge period objects, including 30 pieces of gold treasure, together with archaeology, art, natural history, local history, and an Archive and Library which is open to the public.

The Museum is run by the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society

Wiltshire Museum
41 Long Street, Devizes, SN10 1NS
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 01380 727369

Image: Mike Faherty

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