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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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Windsor, Stonehenge and Salisbury Day Trip from London
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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
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65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The £7.50 adult entrance fee is overpriced. This is an interesting museum but having just paid an equal amount for the cathedral, the cost of a visit to Salisbury is beginning to add up. Thankfully the Park and Ride was good value to get into...More

Thank Sennockian55
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Terry Pratchett His World exhibit is a wonderful journey through the creation of the much loved disc world authors writing journey. There are some incredible pieces from his estate rating from correspondence with J.R.R. Tolkein through to the hard drive of his computer that...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I won't be hurrying back after paying £7 just to see a small exhibition there. No concessions for seniors and we weren't informed of the free career offer for disabled people. I found that later on their website. If you want to spend ages looking...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is excellent on many, many levels and will fascinate children and adults alike. The archaeological section is beautifully laid out; there is a variety of other sections; a small gift shop and a pleasant cafe. The museum is manageable 60 - 90mins though...More

Thank SMB B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see, too much to mention. This museum is across from the cathedral and just a short walk from the rifles museum. As you walk in, there are some stuffed Bustards. One of them, was lucky enough to be eaten by an ignorant...More

Thank Dave b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ask for a guide for the new wing. Really helps with understanding of local discoveries. Visit prior to Stonehenge as it will help contextualise.

Thank Jacky B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were many very interesting and well-presented exhibits here, from the collection of objects unearthed from the open drains in Salisbury when they were finally dismantled to a fascinating costume exhibition, a wonderful archaeological time line display, on my visit an 'art inspired by Stonehenge'...More

Thank IgorStrav
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Ancient Landscapes A superb collection of prints, paintings, and drawings plus black and white photos of Stonehedge . Ravelious, Constable, Turner, Barbara Hepworth, Richard Long, all worth the visit. Coming off soon so you need to run over and see this impressive exhibition. Then I...More

Thank Carolyn R
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I couldn't it find it very easily sign wasn't enough to say where it is but if you r lucky well worth to visit next to cathedral there r interesting things to see and well looked after café is handy inside if ur ready for...More

Thank yorgas2017
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

A fantastic little museum that covers the history of Salisbury and the area. Highlights are the Salisbury Giant and Hob Nob and the "new" gallery. The museum is well laid out in a glorious building. The exhibits are really well displayed with a great combination...More

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geographyguy_11
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
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UniversalRoamer
18 April 2017|
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Response from Anthony O | Reviewed this property |
Yes !
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Denkil
1 February 2015|
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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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