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The Salisbury Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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...more
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65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
+44 1722 332151
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All reviews pre history costume gallery pull out turner paintings archaeological finds temporary exhibition on display rex whistler interesting exhibits local history special exhibition well worth a visit gift aid bronze age surrounding area iron age couple of hours
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Reviewed today

This surprisingly large local Museum not only has an amazing archaeology collection of international importance but an array of diverse exhibits to enthrall anyone from age 4 to 94. Together with the Cathedral it makes for a great afternoon in the Cathedral Close.

Thank Susiescribe
Reviewed 5 days ago

We did not expect to see much and were pleasantly surprised by the collection the museum has to offer. If you are interested in the history of the surrounding area, the permanent collection is a must see. We happened to visit during the Henry Lamb...More

Thank Ann U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main exhibit shows the history of the area around Salisbury from ancient times to the present. It is well laid out, but we actually went backwards. There are many artifacts and even skeletons of people and items found by archaeologists and local people as...More

Thank Tamah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located near to Salisbury cathedral is this grade 1 listed building that houses an archaeological museum. Many finds from Stonehenge and surrounding areas and shows Wiltshires history.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Salisbury and it’s museum. Perfect way to grab an hour or so of art , culture and history. ( free with an Art Pass ) Then a coffee and bite in the museum cafe garden overlooking what must be one of the...More

1  Thank Maggie S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic museum. Don't miss it. It has a wonderful display room of the findings from all the terrific archaeology in the Wessex area.

Thank Eclipsegroupie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Visit right now" says Billy Bryson So I paid a visit only to find it closed! annoyingly they had the Bryson quotation on a garden sign out front just to irk me

Thank martin A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just a lovely interesting place to visit.Local archyology and history. Also at the moment the paintings of Henry Lamb.

Thank Allotmantear
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This is a pleasant Museum (at the moment they have an interesting show of the painter, Henry Lamb), but also a very good space with shows all of the various archeological excavations, which have taken place in the area.

Thank Clare K
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The pre-historic gallery is worth seeing, even if you only have a few minutes to spare. It is well laid out, and the displays are really comprehensive. i loved the jade axe - never seen one like that before.

Thank catowner2015
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18 July 2018|
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Response from FiofBucks | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does - memorablia echoing what's in the museum, books,, children's stuff etc
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 !