We visited for the Terry Pratchett exhibition in January 2018 (as did a lot of other people!) and having planned our trip for several month beforehand we were a little put out with the organisation of the place for the exhibition. It seems the staff were not prepared for the sheer visitor numbers on the penultimate weekend! No matter, we were there early enough to enjoy the exhibition after a short amount of queuing, and even had a mooch around the rest of the museum.
Like many local museums, it's artefacts and displays range from the interesting, to the bizarre, with everything in between! Particularly enjoyed the Giant - although personally would have preferred more information boards/plaques attached the the offerings.
We pay just under £9 for a adult ticket. This was well worth it for the exhibition. However I understand this is the normal entry price and the exhibition was actually free. I think £9 is a bit steep for entry to a building that you would (under normal circumstances) struggle to kill an hour in - but I do understand the funding pressures it is no doubt under.
The shop was okay - I have seen much better gift shops, but worse ones too - and more could be done to maximise profits here. I tried to buy something to support the museum, but ended up coming away empty handed. Partly because the shop had sold out of much of the exhibition themed mechanise when we returned later in the day, and partly because there wasn't much in the way of the local curios to buy.
The cafe seemed reasonable and the staff friendly. We didn't actually buy anything to eat and drink but I had a quick look and the place seemed clean and tidy, and the staff friendly. Again I suspect more could be done to maximise profits here and draw down the entry price.
Worth a visit on a rainy day if you are in Salisbury - but not at the expense of visiting the cathedral opposite that is quite simply break taking (or Stonehenge on a nice day!)
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