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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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65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

If you're a Terry Pratchett fan, then make sure you visit before it finishes in January 2018. We found the very large colour screen interactive display most informative. The visual audio aids are far better than one expects in a UK museum. There is still...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

I cannot praise the awesomeness of this exhibition highly enough. I am a long standing Terry Pratchett fan. Along with many others we had the privilege of seeing into his writing study, thoughts, progress and many uniques exhibits from his private collection The artwork of...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

One has to pay an entrance fee to this museum, so, is it worth the money? Yes it is. Excellent displays of pre-history's artifacts including many from nearby Stonehenge make it very worthwhile. In addition there are paintings by Rex Whistler, and at present, an...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent and moving exhibition, with so many original illustrations as well as photos and artefacts from Terry’s life. I can’t comment on the rest of the museum other than to say the staff were really friendly, helpful & enthusiastic, and there was lots of Terry-related...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant. Drop everything and go, whether or not you love his books. Even my daughter (who is an enormous Pratchett fan) learned things. Buy as much stuff as you can too. I loved the books but I love and admire the man as well, and...More

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 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.

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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.

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geographyguy_11
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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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