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The Salisbury Museum

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Address: 65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 332151
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Description: Salisbury Museum is based in the Grade 1 listed building, The King's...
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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Really interesting couple of hours

A really interesting museum. I did not realise so many artifacts had been recovered in the Wessex region. Fabulous

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

A really interesting museum. I did not realise so many artifacts had been recovered in the Wessex region. Fabulous

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Museum is so well laid out and made very interesting by the display cabinets. You need to visit a few times to be able to take it all in.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our first visit to the museum so I am not sure if the archaeological wing is totally new or an update. Very informative and interesting displays showing the history of the area in chronological order with models and relics to enhance the understanding. We benefited from being there during a junior school visit and overhearing the museum staff explaining and... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Can't believe I haven't been here before! This place is so well put together and I really could have spent all day looking round. There is a fantastic amount of information and a real mix of contextual history spanning millennia and personal individual histories. The lady working that day was really keen to point out her favourite bits which I... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We did not have long enough in this fantastic museum, the archaeology section was the best we have been in for years. The kids would love the human bones...... The costumes and china were a delight as was the art on display give yourself more than an hour more like three to fully enjoy the building

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Brilliant exhibition centre housed in the former college buildings of Sarum St Michael Teacher Training college.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I live near Salisbury. I want to make sure that you visit the Museum because the area has so much to offer beyond the City itself and the Museum, particularly the Wessex Gallery, tells the story of South Wiltshire. You'll come away with a great understanding of the archaeological, historical and social riches that we who live here tend to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The museum since the opening of the Wessex Gallery is even better. Chocked full of local historical and archaeological gems this is a must see for visitors to Salisbury and it's Cathedral. It's gives you a greater understanding of how old and new Sarum came to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We visited specifically to see the Wessex Gallery which opened last year, although the rest of the museum is really interesting in it's own right. The Wessex Gallery takes you back in time to the dawn of civilisation in the area, lots of drawers to open and lots of curios to discover. For me, the highlight was the Roman saucepans,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went to see the Lacock Cup which is breathtakingly beautiful. Presented beautifully and accompanied by a well thought through and well represented selection of supporting exhibits. Followed on through the rest of the museum. Loved the Wessex exhibit of local history and archaeology.If you are in the area you really must visit. The setting in the Salisbury Cathedral Close is... More 

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