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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 yesterday

After a morning in Salisbury Cathedral and fortified by a venison burger, it was time to take in the local city museum. And what a treat it was. First, it had a fascinating historical display of the area history from 5,000 BC to date. Second,...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited primarily to see the HisWorld exhibition about Sir Terry Pratchett, but thought we might as well look around the rest of the museum if time permitted. We were not disappointed on either score. The Terry Pratchett exhibition is well presented and laid out,...More

Thank Mrs_Padders
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I visited the museum specifically to see the exhibition on the life and work of Sir Terry Pratchett. That is scheduled to go finish in January 2018 so, whether you are fans of not, make time to go. It is so good...More

Thank MishaMende
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent staff who are really passionate and knowledgeable about all the exhibits. Visited for the terry Pratchett exhibit but found ourselves really enjoying everything the museum has to offer.

1  Thank Ross S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely exhibition, very well done and a fitting tribute. Lots to see for fans of the author, and access to the rest of the museum included in the exhibition price.

1  Thank Karen_Chis
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum covers a range of local subjects (including costume, glass, etc.) but the highlight for me is the archaeology, which is very well displayed and interpreted. The museum also has temporary exhibitions: on my last visit this was about Terry Pratchett. Tickets are valid...More

Thank Stewart M
Reviewed 1 week ago

So pleased we stopped by here after visiting the Cathedral. A really good museum showcasing the best of Wessex and its archaeological connection. Very well laid out . Good guides on hand . Lots to see and do so allow a couple of hours.

Thank mumsypops
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went mainly for the Terry Pratchett exhibition which has been well done with plenty of information and original artwork that was used to illustrate the books. For the main museum the highlight is room that has been set out to display a timeline of...More

Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 1 week ago

On Sunday it opens at 12. Including gift aid it costs £8.25. The Terry Pratchett exhibition is amazing with some interesting stuff and super pictures. I wish there had been more material about Terry. The rest of the museum was a typical city museum, interesting...More

Thank Eddie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled from Blackpool especially for the "Hisworld" exhibit. Was really enjoyable and informative. Lovely to get a view of the private man.

Thank BlackpoolCarol
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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.