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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 #6 of 25 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Allow plenty of time for this gem. On a cold January day the welcome was warm and we soon forgot the weather as the exhibits were stunning. Fabulously archaeological exhibits laid out and labelled in a large area explaining the history of Old Sarum and Stonehenge. The costume gallery was beautiful and there were racks of clothes for the children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

me and my partner visited a few days ago. We were very surprised when we entered and were amazed and fascinated the whole way around. The museum is well thought out and displays are clear. guides are helpful but will leave you to look at your own pace. there are activities to keep young children entertained and helps them get... More 

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Poconos, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This superb museum tucked away on a tree-lined close opposite the great west portal of one of UK's & Europe's most magnificent cathedrals was a grand experience & memorable surprise for me. Raised in Dorset but a long-term CA resident with a resident cousin there, Salisbury has become my favorite yearly touring base for convenient access to south & west... More 

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The exhibition of ancient artefacts and the explanation of the relationships between Stonehenge and other sites is excellent. This took up most of our visit. The exhibits of costume, Wedgwood and other pottery are no doubt interesting but not our bag.

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Sutton, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited on a Saturday in December and though quiet was excellent opportunity to wander around with volunteers providing answers when we asked! New archeology extention was great and spent along time going through all the displays, great hiden gem behind the cathedral, excellent value, once you have paid the ticket gives unlimited visits for a year.

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Essex UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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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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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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