Wiltshire Museum is in desperate need of a new home.
Wiltshire Museum has Designated collections. They are identified as one of the best collections held in museums, libraries and archives across England! It is a much-loved community and learning resource, where thousands visit each year.
But, the Museum's current site is inaccessible to many. This limits how the Museum engages audiences.
A new home, built with access and the needs of audiences in mind, will transform the museum. It will create new facilities and galleries that truly showcase these outstanding collections - and inspire creativity and curiosity in generations to come
The Devizes Assize Court is running out of time.
The Devizes Assize Court was built in 1835. It has been derelict and decaying since the 1980s. The Grade II* building has been on Historic England's ‘Heritage At Risk register’ since the scheme’s inception in 1988.
Repairs have been overseen by the Devizes Assize Court Trust. These have stabilised the building to stop it falling into even worse condition. But these temporary repairs will not last forever. If a viable future for the building is not secured soon, this important part of Wiltshire's history will be lost. Our project aims to save the building, as well as celebrate the court's long history of justice and injustice.
We want to breathe new life into the neglected site. This will help regenerate the wider Devizes Wharf, creating a bustling community and cultural area.
Gold from the Bush Barrow burial -the richest early bronze age burial in Britian.
We showcased our initial ideas in an exhibition held at the Assize Court in September. We are now looking at the results of the consultation and planning our next steps.
The Shire Hall at Brecon was designed by T H Wyatt, who also designed the Devizes Assize Court.
Restored court where the Chartists were tried after the Newport Rising