Wiltshire

Properties and events in Wiltshire

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ArtCare Open Archives

Salisbury District Hospital, Culture Club on The Green, Odstock Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Drop-in to ArtCare and get special access to the archives held at Salisbury District Hospital that cover Salisbury City public health, medicine and astounding inventions from 1767 to present day.

ArtCare's Creative Take Over, with Wavy Line Studio

The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN
In person
Pre-booking required

Join Salisbury Hospital's ArtCare & Wavy Line Studio as we take over space at Salisbury Museum. Get inspired by Salisbury's Healthcare History and work with professional artists to design & print your own tote bag /t-shirt in response.

Avebury

National Trust Avebury, Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF
In person
Pre-booking not required

Enjoy free entry to Avebury Manor Garden and the Alexander Keiller Museum on Fri 6 and Sat 7 September 2024. The annual sculpture exhibition will premier on Fri 6 September for visitors to enjoy a diverse range of art throughout the colourful garden.

Behind closed doors tours at Stourhead House

Stourhead House, Stourton, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 6QH
In person
Pre-booking required

During Heritage Open Days, take a fascinating peek behind the usually closed doors in Stourhead House and see what takes place behind the scenes.

Biddesden House

Biddesden House, Near Andover, Hampshire, Ludgershall, Wiltshire, SP11 9DN
In person
Pre-booking required

The house was built by General Webb in 1711. You will see his equestrian portrait and paintings and furniture belonging to the present owners.

Box Heritage Walk

5 Alexander Terrace, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 0BW
In person
Pre-booking preferred

A walk around the historic site of Box, considering its connection to local Roman history and also its strong connection to the history of railways

Chapel of St Lawrence

St Lawrence Chapel, High Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9AG
In person
Pre-booking not required

The tour will include the Chapel, Tower: Clock and Bell room. (Due to health and safety concerns it will not include the tower roof).

Devizes Town Lock-up

Devizes Town Council, Town Hall, St. Johns Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1BN
In person
Pre-booking not required

Devizes Lock up is beneath the Town Hall and was first opened in its current form in 1806. It was used to imprison troublemakers overnight in the 19th Century,

Exploring Salisbury Market Place: Past and Present

Salisbury Market Place, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1
In person
Pre-booking not required

Salisbury is unusual in still having a large dedicated Market Place that continues to function. The aim is to make visitors aware of some of the many former uses of the Market Place including changes to its size and buildings.

Heritage Day at Parade House Trowbridge

Parade House, 70 Fore Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8HQ
In person
Pre-booking required

Step back in history to the Georgian period and visit the elegant rooms of beautiful Grade I listed Parade House, one of Wiltshire's finest buildings, and formerly the headquarters of Ushers Brewery, founded 200 years ago this year.

Hidden on the High Street - Behind the scenes at the Neeld and Town Hall

Town Hall, High Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3ER
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Join us on a tour to explore areas of the historical Neeld and Town Hall which are usually off-limits. Learn about our fascinating history and find out more about our namesake, Joseph Neeld.

Malaby Biodigester

Malaby Biogas Ltd, Bore Hill Farm Biodigester, Deverill Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8FB
In person
Pre-booking required

Though not technically ‘heritage’, the Biodigester is an important ‘green’ addition to Warminster’s infrastructure that creates electricity out of food waste. Hopefully it will render other forms of electricity generation historic’.

Maud's Way

Maud Heath Centre, East Tytherton, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4LT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Maud Heath's Causeway will be 550 years old in 2024. Join us at The Maud Heath Centre, formally the village school, located on the Causeway and learn about Maud Heath, the history of the causeway & listen to the song we commissioned for the occasion.

Maud's Way in Chippenham

Yelde Hall, The Shambles, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 3HL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Maud Heath's Causeway will be 550 years old in 2024. Join us at The Yelde Hall and learn about Maud Heath, the history of the causeway & listen to the song we commissioned for the occasion.

Medical Mystery Tour

Outside Salisbury Cathedral, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EJ
In person
Pre-booking required

ArtCare, which manages the history collections and archives at Salisbury District Hospital, is offering free guided city tours of Salisbury with an alternative focus on medicine, care and a public health viewpoint.

Open doors and drawers at Mompesson House

Mompesson House, The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EL
In person
Pre-booking not required

Discover the interiors of some of our collection items this Heritage Open Week as we open our doors and drawers.

Opening of St James' Church Bell Tower

Church Street, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8DU
In person
Pre-booking not required

The Bell Tower will be open from 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm on Saturday 14th September. Come and view the beautiful Bell Tower at St James', usually closed to all but the bell ringers!

Pre-Raphaelite Mosaics in St John’s Church

St. Johns Church, Boreham Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9JY
In person
Pre-booking required

View and learn about the stunning Opus Sectile Mosaics in this Victorian church

REME Museum

M O D Lyneham, Lyneham, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4XX
In person
Pre-booking preferred

Free entry to the REME Museum!

Royal Artillery Museum Stores at Wood Road Hangars

Hangar 455, Wood Road, Larkhill, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8QH
In person
Pre-booking required

The oldest surviving aircraft hangars in Europe now house part of the Royal Artillery Museum's amazing collection. See behind the scenes in our stores, rare historic field guns and find out about the birthplace of British military aviation.