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The Salisbury Museum

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Address: 65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 332151
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Salisbury Museum is based in the Grade 1 listed building, The King's House,...

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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Windsor, Stonehenge and Salisbury Day Trip from London

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Both fascinating and entertaining

This is a great museum with a wide range of exhibits. I bought a "Gift Aid" ticket which permits one to make free visits for one year, and I intend to return. I had not enough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum with a wide range of exhibits. I bought a "Gift Aid" ticket which permits one to make free visits for one year, and I intend to return. I had not enough time in my schedule to see everything properly. I liked the archeology section (the area abounds in ancient burial sites and Stonehenge is nearby),... More 

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Southern England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is house in an impressive historic building. Laid out in rooms of different themes. Current hosting a John Constable special exhibit. Displays are well done and provide differing levels of information especially in the new Wessex Gallery. Decent tea room. Entrance fee is rather expensive, big hike since last visit. Young companions were entertained by the worksheet. Personally... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Do visit the stone age part, especially in family. An impressive collection, with a special trick in presenting sometimes most exciting items in drawers - so that children may discover those as if playing. We discovered Cln Pitt-Rivers invention of modern archeology (this guy should be world-famous - I guess he is among specialists). Real treasures coupled with amazingly good... More 

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South Molton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing museum! We must have spent nearly 3 hours in just the Wessex Gallery, such a fascinating room full of archeology, I loved finding out about the Amesbury Archer and seeing all the grave goods found with him. The artefacts that have been discovered locally really are brilliant. We will definitely be back again!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting, especially the prehistoric section. I'd argue that its a touch overpriced for what it is, a bit of a tourist trap. Worth seeing on a discount/student rate.

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we have visited Salisbury many times this was the first time we had visited the museum, I can't think why as it is a fabulous and rather moving collection, including many exhibits from ancient Bronze Age artefacts to finds from the Middle Ages and for a few months there are lots of drawings, paintings and prints featuring majestic Salisbury... More 

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely place , lots to see , something for all ages , there is an entry charge as it is a charity . You won't be disappointed

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought this was expensive for what was there.the history of salisbury is very interesting but this is an over the top price.

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Adrian G, Manager at The Salisbury Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We think that as an independent museum and charity our entry fee is about right, especially considering it is an annual pass that allows unlimited access for a year. In an ideal world we wouldn't charge anything - but we need income to maintain our grade I listed medieval building and our nationally important archaeology collections,... More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was a bit surprised that there was a charge for this place and I am not sure the money was well spent.

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Adrian G, Manager at The Salisbury Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We believe our collections are outstanding - we have archaeology collections from Stonehenge, the Warminster Jewel, the Monkton Deverill gold torc, the Amesbury Archer, the Swallowcliffe Princess, finds from Old Sarum, JMW Turner's watercolours of Salisbury Cathedral, the Pitt-Rivers Wessex collection, the Salisbury Giant, the Drainage Collection and currently John Constable's Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We only went here to see Constable's painting of Salisbury Cathedral while we were in the area to visit the Cathedral. It was too good an opportunity to miss. Bit expensive for entry but interesting exhibits telling the whole history of Salisbury. And fantastic to see the Constable which is on tour. Helpful guides.

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