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History and heritage

The wiltshire heritage museum in devizes has an international reputation, attracting visitors from all over the world.

  • inca cases at the devizes museum

The archaeology collections, among the finest in Britain, trace the history of people living in Wiltshire including important finds from the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.

Other galleries explore different aspects of life in Wiltshire in more modern times, and the geology and wildlife of the county, including the famous chalk downland.

The art gallery has a programme of exhibitions drawn from this collection or the works of contemporary artists, while a temporary exhibitions area has a constantly changing series of displays housed in TESS Demountable Mono-3D and PrismHD cases which allow the quick and easy rotation of displays and the ability to move the cases to other areas (including upper galleries) of the museum if required.

The museum is also planning to create a new prehistory gallery, which will feature Britain's richest Bronze Age burial, found at Bush Barrow, near Stonehenge. When the gallery is completed the amazing finds will be on permanent display in Wiltshire for the first time in generations. The new gallery will be developed in collaboration with the planned new Stonehenge Visitor Centre.

We are extremely pleased with our TESS cases. Impressed by the high quality materials and workmanship used to make them, I also feel reassured that they provide a secure environment for displaying precious items.

Lisa Webb,
Curator,
Wiltshire Heritage Museum.

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Exhibition fact file

What's Inside

The living history of Wiltshire from pre-history to the present day.

Museum

Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes

Date

2000 and 2009

Cases Used

Inca, Mono 3D and Prism HD