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Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum

65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
44-1722-332151
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Ranked #14 of 27 attractions in Salisbury
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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 main archaeology gallery is closed at the moment due to an exciting redevelopment program. In Spring 2014 we will be unveiling a world class gallery of archaeology. « less
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Southern England
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116 reviews 116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Popped into Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum to see the Cecil Beaton Exhibition. Great local flavour of a renown character. Added bonus was the new Gallery of Stonehenge and local finds through the centuries. Well laid out and informative. Would have like to have been guided a bit better especially shown the drawers! Well done. Special deal of annual ticket.... More

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London
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153 reviews 153 reviews
93 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The sun shone, live music of olde England echoed across the forecourt and the doors opened for the first time revealing a new space, the Wessex gallery displaying arguably one of the finest archaeological collections in the Country. The Amesbury Archer is a highlight and the showcase demonstrates that he was buried as a significant character of his era. My... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Disabled visitors to the museum will find that there is very little disabled parking outside the Museum, and if it's taken, there is nowhere else to park in the Close without being charged an extortionate amount. The first floor of the Museum is not accessible to wheelchair users, and although they say that photographs of upstairs exhibits are available online,... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit while the Cecil Beaton exhibit was on, so interesting. As was the display about Rex Whistler. There are other areas about the history of the local area which are very good.

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London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Was very disappointed - think the £8 admission is very steep - ok for an annual fee but for a visitor then over the top, especially as part of the museum was closed. Beaton exhibition good but rest of it very poorly laid out

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Crediton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I have visited the museum several times before and on each occasion have found lots of interest to me. Today I visited to see the current Cecil Beaton exhibition, which I was delighted to find was at no extra cost to my annual ticket. When I arrived the reception staff were very welcoming, as was the room steward who helpfully... More

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Somerton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I are enjoying a year's pass to this lovely little museum - all for £5 each! Situated opposite the cathedral it is a must for any visitor to Salisbury and there are always new exhibitions, making each visit special.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A Cecil Beaton exhibition was being held, £8 pounds entry, staff were more in evidence than visitors, we kept tripping over them. The labelling of the exhibits had been produced on a typewriter and we're virtually impossible to read. Overall we felt we were under constant observation and the entry fee was exorbitant. The cathedral was only £5.50. Truly the... More

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Nimes, France
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We ate in the restaurant here at a very busy time. The staff were very patient and the food was worth waiting for. Good value and copious. Locals say it's better than the cathedral restaurant.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Good collections, displayed thoughtfully. They are rearranging and creating some new displays, so many things were not available for viewing.

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