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“Fascinating Museum, not to be missed”

The Salisbury Museum
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Salisbury Museum Entry Ticket
Ranked #6 of 77 things to do in Salisbury
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 26 April 2018

We visited this lovely museum today after spending the morning at Stonehenge and it was well worth the visit. We specifically visited the museum to see the Amesbury Archer as my daughter and I had just read a book about him. If it hadn't been for the book, we would never have known the museum existed and it's a real find.

The staff were incredibly helpful (particular thanks to Keith today for his really helpful explanations) and the museum is well worth the entrance fee if you love history and archaeology. We only spent an hour and a half in the museum but only because we are learning about the Stone and Bronze Ages at the moment, we will definitely be back when we move onto the next periods of history as we could have easily spent another two hours here.

We love museums that are interactive and there is plenty for children to get involved with here.

I honestly cannot recommend this museum enough, it was a complete pleasure to visit - thank you.

Thank JenMcTBrussels
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"turner paintings"
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"rex whistler"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"gift aid"
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

If you are interested in Archeology and history, then this is the place for you. We lost all count of time. How wonderful to talk to such knowledgeable guides who obviously loved and knew their subject. I did not realise that skeletons could be so fascinating in what they tell us with the aid of modern science. This is a must for children. If you are a seamstress, then do not miss the costume and fabrics exhibition. They certainly had small feet in the 16th century.

Thank Sillyoldfool
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We arrived to find the museum had an exhibition on that we enjoyed. The toilet were clean and the shop limited. Good Visit but expected more on the history.

Thank Ducknzzz
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We had some time to spare while in the city so decided to visit the musuem. They have a lovely collection of archeological artefacts from the Old Sarum and Stonehenge sites.

Thank Renuka J
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I went to see Constable's Haywain which was almost overwhelming. The Museum has many treasures and you can keep your ticket and go back within the year if you haven't time to 'do itall'

Thank FiofBucks
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