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The Salisbury Museum

65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
+44 1722 332151
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Salisbury Museum is based in the Grade 1 listed building, The King's House, just opposite the west front of Salisbury Cathedral. It houses a significant archaeological collection relating to nearby Stonehenge, as well as costume, fine art (including Turner watercolours) and ceramics. Our new Wessex Gallery dedicated to the archaeology of south Wiltshire has just opened.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
+44 1722 332151
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It was an interesting visit with the creation of Terry's office which he referred to as the Chapel. His desk with the six large monitors which stood on it, the many artefact's from his Discworld books which surrounded the room and where the magic happened....More

Thank Bookeroo
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We traveled all the way from Glasgow to see the Terry Pratchett exhibition as the whole family are big fans. It did not disappoint and we spent a happy couple of hours looking at the original artwork and exhibits, including the hard drive with incomplete...More

Thank Kath M
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to the Terry Pratchett exhibition, and it didn't disappoint. The displays were lovely, set up beautifully and everything was explained by the late genius himself. So glad I went!

Thank Anne-Marie v
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved the Terry Pratchett exhibition. Staff and volunteers were friendly if a little confused that it was so busy on a Sunday. And we enjoyed the rest of the museum, some great exhibitions on odd things like giants, roman saucepans, unfinished waistecoats and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited mainly to see the Terry Pratchett exhibition. This has an excellent selection of artifacts and artwork relating to Terry's life and work. A highlight was seeing his first typewriter and the sword he made out of 'thunderbolt iron' The rest of the museum...More

Thank Andrew N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited (on my birthday) purely for the Terry Pratchett exhibition & thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Paul Kirby's artwork is very much in evidence too, as it should be. It was lovely to read Terry's astute & witty observations & stories, & is well worth spending...More

Thank Ducatibabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to take a detour on the way home from a vacation to see the exhibition. This had an excellent selection of artifacts and artwork relating to the very missed writer. Very well organised and a glimpse into his life and times. The rest of...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the museum specifically to see the "Terry Pratchett: HisWorld" exhibition (on until January 2018). It was excellent with lots of artefacts supplied by the author's estate and artwork from the Discworld illustrators. The staff are enthusiastic and keen to make sure that everyone...More

Thank SMDeuchars
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been a fan of Terry Pratchett for years. I met him and his wife a few years ago when he opened the planetarium at Winchester Science Centre. We went for the exhibition but found the museum to be a wonderful surprise. Beautifully designed and...More

Thank Suzy G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main museum is pretty good, but our main reason for visiting this time was the stunning Terry Pratchett special exhibition. If you have any interest in his books or his well publicised and fatal battle with Alzheimer's you need to visit before the exhibition...More

Thank JaneTaubman
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7 June 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
I agree with some comments below - it depends on your interest. I enjoy history and archaeology and 2 hours were totally inadequate. There are some really good exhibits, and if you are interested in reading the exhibits... More
18 April 2017|
Response from Anthony O | Reviewed this property |
Yes !
1 February 2015|
Response from Adrian G | Property representative |
Yes we have a number of skeletons from nearby barrows including the Shrewton Beaker burial on display in our new Wessex Gallery of archaeology.

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