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50 artworks in the Wiltshire Museum's collection explore the gorgeous Wiltshire landscape, from chalk hill figures to prehistoric remains.

Echoing 19th-century ideas in their work, 20th-century artists introduced new ways of appreciating Wiltshire's landscape. Between the First and Second World Wars, less travelled Wiltshire routes were appreciated in new ways for their connection to the past. The surrounding countryside became an inspiration for local artists, as its beautiful furrows, hedgerows and landscapes were noticed for the first time.

Artists who would become household names were joined by educators, the tutored and the self-taught. They began exploring making art that celebrated the sleepy villages and slower-paced market towns of Wiltshire, using varied materials, shapes and styles.

This exhibition allows you to explore the concept of the 'idealised' English rural landscape in recent times, exploring how we think about the past as it is presented in landscape art.

Wiltshire Museum

41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1NS

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Opening times

September 1st to 24th

Tue-Sat: 10am to 5pm (closed 1-2pm for cleaning).

Please Note: The Museum will be CLOSED on Friday 24 September in preparation for the opening of our Eric Ravilious: Downland Man exhibition. To pre-book tickets from September 25th - go to the Ravilious Season

We have safety measures in place to ensure we are Covid-secure, and were awarded VisitBritain's 'We're Good to Go'.

Pre-booking a ticket is recommended as visitor numbers are limited, a one way system is in place and extra cleaning is being undertaken.

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