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.

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.

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.

Guided tour of the Grade One listed St Margaret's Church

St Margaret's Church, Church Street, Stratton St Margaret, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN3 4NB
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tour of the Grade One listed St Margaret's Church.

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’.

Marshfield Guided Walk

Church Lane, Marshfield, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8NT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided walk through historic parts of Marshfield. Visit to St Mary's Church and Almshouses Chapel.

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.

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

Prospect Place Conservation Area Swindon

Prospect Place Car Park, Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 3LJ
In person
Pre-booking not required

Guided tour of the Prospect Place Conservation Area Swindon

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.

Sevington Victorian School

Sevington Victorian School, Sevington, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7LD
In person
Pre-booking not required

Sevington School, near Chippenham, is a beautifully preserved Victorian village school used for educational visits to give children 'a day in the life of a Victorian child' experience. You can also enjoy this time capsule on Heritage Weekend.

St Andrew's Church Castle Combe

St Andrew’s Church, Market Place, Castle Combe, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7HT
In person
Pre-booking not required

Exhibition about St Aldhelm's Way, which passes through Castle Combe, local walking routes, maps and signposts. Local volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and help with accessing the church heritage tour on 13th and 14th September.

St James' Church

Church Walk, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 3AA
In person
Pre-booking not required

The church is a Grade II* listed building, as described in “An Architectural Description”. There are a number of windows and memorials of interest and the church houses the regimental chapel of the Wiltshire Regiment.

St John the Baptist Church, Devizes

Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NP
In person
Pre-booking not required

St. John's Church was built in the early 12th Century by the Bishops of Salisbury. It was initially the Church for the Castle, its governor and garrison - the Castle Church. It is now a grade 1 listed magnificent building.

St Marys Lydiard Tregoze

Lydiard Tregoze, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 3PA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Set within historic Lydiard Park on the outskirts of Swindon, St Marys Church has been called one of the most important small parish churches in Great Britain, renowned through the centuries for its extraordinary monuments & wall paintings.

Swindon's Railway Village

Central Community Centre, Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN1 5BG
In person
Pre-booking not required

Emlyn Square is at the heart of Swindon's historic Railway Village; It's set to come alive with exclusive tours, exhibitions, talks, family games and activities - FREE fun for the whole family to enjoy.

The Blind House

Wicker Hill, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JS
In person
Pre-booking not required

Visit this Grade II listed, two cell lock up, dated 1757.

The Masonic Hall

Masonic Hall, Morris Lane, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NU
In person
Pre-booking not required

The building was originally a girls' school. It was purchased by the Wiltshire Lodge of Fidelity in 1881 and has been the Masonic Hall since that time. A pair of adjoining cottages was later purchased to enable the Masonic Hall to be enlarged but the

The Minster Church of St Denys & Bell Tower

The Minster Church, Church Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8PQ
In person
Pre-booking required

A Guided Tour of The Minster Church of St Denys and Bell Tower.

The United Church - Historical Background for Non-Conformists in Warminster

George Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8QA
In person
Pre-booking not required

Built as a Methodist Chapel in 1804, the 1774 records show that “on account of the great wickedness of the place they could no longer preach the Gospel at Warminster.” Discover how Warminster improved & how we handled the riotous mob!

Warminster Athenaeum

18-20 High Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 9AE
In person
Pre-booking required

A historic tour around the 500 year old buildings, showing the various parts of the building in their current use as a showcase of today's Athenaeum.

Warminster Maltings

Warminster Maltings Ltd, 39 Pound Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8NN
In person
Pre-booking required

Visitors will receive an expert-led guided tour of Britain's only surviving commercial 'floor' maltings, explaining how malt is made and why Warminster is the historical centre of the industry.

Warminster School

Church Street, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 8PJ
In person
Pre-booking required

Warminster School dates back to 1707, the tour is of some of our historical buildings and behind the scenes of our hidden treasures, ranging from a chapel, the Five Courts and the WW2 Italian Prisoner of War Pinocchio Paintings.