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Collection Summary

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Geology Collection
This fine collection has been built up since 1853 and is a strength of the museum. both collection size and display area are included with the biology collection
This is one of the museum's most notable collections and contains over 6000 fossils, which representative specimens from every rock type in the county. Of particular importance are the extremely fine greensand and chalk fossils donated by William Cunnington III, the majority of whose collection was given to the British Museum. The museum also holds some material from the collection of Rev William Ryton Andrews (1834-1922), one of the foremost geological collectors of his time.
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Wiltshire Heritage Museum
41 Long Street Devizes SN10 1NS
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01380 727 369
01380 722 150 
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Grade II
Collections Overview
Wiltshire Heritage Museum is designated for the pre-eminence of its collections. This long established museum run by a county society holds unrivalled collections relating to the natural history; archaeology; and history of Wiltshire.
Display Overview
The museum has extensive archaeology displays, particularly strong on the prehistoric period; and galleries devoted to the geology and natural history of Wiltshire; the recent history of Devizes and fine art.
Star Objects
Bronze age gold objects from Bush Barrow; stained glass window by John Piper; watercolours of Wiltshire churches by John Buckler, c.1805.
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