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The Salisbury Museum

Address: 65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 332151
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Ranked #5 of 23 Attractions in Salisbury
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Salisbury Museum is based in the Grade 1 listed building, The King's House, just opposite the west...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Essex UK
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Visited this on a day that was FREE so a real bonus. The new section that covers a vast range of archaeological artifacts is really interesting. the military section too is excellent. Highly recommended.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was particularly interested in the prehistoric part of the collection, although I hadn't realised that the Amesbury Archer is in this Museum. This exhibit makes it even more special. The exhibits are well displayed with good explanations and there are a number of drawers and cupboards which you can open for additional information and items. Very absorbing - and... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The new Wessex Prehistoric Gallery has opened at Salisbury Museum and has got to be one of the best exhibitions of archaeological artefacts and the pre-history of the south of England I've ever been to. While it obviously contains much about Stonehenge, which of course has its own museum close to the stones, it concentrates on other local sites and... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We had heard a lot about the new Wessex Galley before our visit and were not disappointed. In fact we were seriously impressed. The raw material is amazing, of course - fascinating and often beautiful exhibits from an area of immense historical and archaeological importance but the way they were displayed made the visit special for us. You go back... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I visited the Salisbury Museum in November on a school trip and will definitely be going back again. The museum has a stunning display of archeological artefacts which a well laid out and clearly explained. I went with 30+ seven and eight year olds and they were focussed throughout the visit. The information is accessible at a basic of level... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I brought my Year 4 class to the museum for the first time as Saxons has become part of our curriculum this year. I met with Owain Hughes the learning project officer in the summer and was impressed with how knowledgeable he was and how patient he was with my own 2 children! On the actual day, we were greeted... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We came especially to see the new Wessex Gallery, and were not disappointed. As we first walked into the gallery, my impression was that it was a smallish space cunningly enlarged with the use of mirrors. Then we walked around and discovered the large space is laid out with many of the exhibits displayed in four sided glass cabinets. Objects... More 

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Bournemouth
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36 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was a visit my wife and I were planning to do for some while. We first of all visited the small but excellent display about the First World War, with particular reference to the Salisbury area. Having lived in Salisbury from 1970 to 1980 this did interest us considerably. All the exhibits were well listed and most interesting. After... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Salisbury Museum. The exhibits in the Wessex Gallery were interesting and well laid out, and the children really got involved with the interactive features the museum has to offer. The day provided a stimulating introduction to our topic. Our educational session on The Romans was well organised and perfectly pitched. Overall a brilliant learning... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We had a great visit to The Salisbury Museum in November. With 2 classes of year 4, we split the day between the Anglo-Saxon areas of the Wessex Gallery and the workshop which looked at replica artefacts, brooch making and a funeral! The children all really enjoyed themselves and all abilities were very able to access the resources and learn... More 

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