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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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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
+44 1722 332151
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is well laid out with lots to see. We were very impressed. We went as a group and were very well looked after by the staff.

Thank 50crocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was visiting Salisbury recently with a group of friends. The Museum is close to the Cathedral and we went to it to see an exhibition of "British Art: Ancient Landscapes". This was most interesting with a wide range of pictures and more covering, not...More

Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a charming museum, if a little old fashioned. It has displays of ceramics and clothing of earlier centuries, together with a series of tableaux of Salisbury in pre history. This summer though it has a superb temporary exhibition of pictures entitled Ancient Landscapes,...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a well presented and interesting place. It includes an art gallery, there is also a cafe and outside seating area with views of the Cathedral. There is lots to see including an exhibition detailing the history of Salisbury and a new archaeology gallery...More

Thank jill s
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Don't miss the Wiltshire Gallery. The display is outstanding. This is a must do when visiting Salisbury.

Thank Chris255325
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Ive walked by this place countless times. IN my head Id always assumed it would be the typical small town museum - you know, some odds + sods collected by a local explorer. But ..... its great! Thees a lot in here. The displays are...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Absolutely overwhelmed with the amount of treasures they have here....lovely to see the Amesbury Archer, but if you aren't into prehistory probably not your thing. Looking forward to going again and this time spending longer there.

Thank anav666780
Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you sign up in 2017 for a direct debit payment, you can have joint membership for a year (2 adults and I believe 2 free children) - for £27. Otherwise entry for 2 adults is £15..... a no brainer as it is so worth...More

Thank rosnorfolk
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Visiting Salisbury Museum was more than I expected. I knew they had archaeoglical findings from Neolithic sites related to Stonehenge but had no idea how extensive the collection was in this small museum. The Amesbury Archer is their most famous but there were other burials...More

Thank ArtHistorytraveler
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Take your time to go through the museum, it is well worth it! Very good displays and most informative!

Thank Paul G
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6 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 !
31 January 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.