About Messums


Messums Wiltshire is a leading multi-purpose gallery and arts centre. It offers artists and collectors a unique environment to experience and engage with creative endeavour. From the position that artistic expression started in our distant past, it provides the opportunity to reflect on the significance of the handmade form across multiple art forms. 

Messums Wiltshire the Great Barn Tisbury


The building is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday. A day a week is set aside as free to access for schools to exclusive use as part of a broader educational remit that includes makers courses available to the public. Whether you are interested in acquiring, experiencing or learning about art we hope you will find time to visit us. There is a direct line from London Waterloo to Tisbury station which is 3 minutes from Messums Wiltshire. Driving we are 6 minutes off the A303. For further information on travel, directions and accommodation please visit this page

Stiff and Trevillian design

Set inside the building is our free standing pod by Stiff and Trevillian. We work with our partners and friends Green & Stone and Hole & Corner to offer the very best in hand made art, craft and artist materials. 

Messums Wiltshire opened in Autumn 2016 after a two year restoration project. To see some of the work that took place to restore the Barn at Place Farm, please click on the attached video.

 The landscape surrounding the Barn is an area of outstanding natural beauty and provides an inspirational backdrop for visitors to a year round programme of exhibitions, events, workshops and performances.

About Messums in General.

Messums Wiltshire is an independent business run by Johnathan Messum. Messums maintains a number of galleries supporting the promotion of modern and contemporary art. Messums Wiltshire is a complimentary and contrasting offer to Messum’s London at 28 Cork Street and Messum’s Buckinghamshire, the home of David Messum. For further information please click here to visit the Messums Website.