Wiltshire Museum are celebrating the history of the Devizes Assize Court ahead of their eventual move to the building.

The museum has launched an oral history project outlining the story of the building, which has been a landmark in the town since 1835, based on 20 hours of interviews with 22 people.

The Assize Court was a court until the 1980s, as well as being used as a police station and an art school, but has been disused for almost 40 years.

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Wiltshire Museum hope to fill this vacancy by 2030 when they plan to have completed a £12 million project to move into the Assize Court.

Museum director David Dawson hopes the project will bring the history of the building to life for people in the town ahead of a fundraising effort by the museum.

He said: “The Voices from the Assize Court project has enabled the collection of memories about the building to begin and brings that story to life in the words of the people who know the building so well.”

People can read snippets of the oral history of the Assizes online or the full version in a booklet that is available at the museum’s current home on Long Street.

Information about the project is also being displayed outside Devizes cinema.