Wiltshire has a rich and diverse heritage. Whether you are researching your ancestors, the history of your town or parish, involved in school or college projects or require professional assistance on other heritage matters you will find a wealth of advice. Unfortunately metal detection is not allowed on council owned land.
The Heritage and Arts Service is based in the award winning Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.
Heritage and Arts comprise the following:
- Archaeology Service records and protects Wiltshire's archaeology and gives monument management advice
- Museums Advisory Service Provides advice and support for Wiltshire's museums
- Conservation providing advice, training, preventative and remedial conservation services.
Wiltshire Treasures explores collections within Wiltshire's Museums
- The Wiltshire and Swindon Archives and Wiltshire Local Studies service is also located within the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and provides access to over 8 miles of historic archives, printed material and photographs.
Arts Service supports literature, media, performing and visual arts and crafts in Wiltshire
In addition, Wiltshire Council Heritage Services works closely with the Wiltshire Buildings Record which is a voluntary society and educational charity.
The Wiltshire Registration Service Copy Certificate Team is also based at the History Centre.