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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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The new Wessex Museum

This new museum addition to the Museum in Salisbury Close is wonderful. A well designed, well lit museum covering archaeological finds from the area . But it also contains finds... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This new museum addition to the Museum in Salisbury Close is wonderful. A well designed, well lit museum covering archaeological finds from the area . But it also contains finds collected by the archaeologist Pitt Rivers . Well worth making a special visit to see this new addition

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This museum has the most marvellous newly opened archaeological wing housing some staggeringly beautiful prehistoric finds from the locality as well as collections from one of the god-fathers of archaeology, Pitt Rivers himself! These finds include the remains of the Amesbury archer an accompanying finds! Definitely child friendly and also relevant to both the amateur and professional archaeologist!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Interesting well presented displays of many facets. Reasonable entrance fee and very friendly guides. Everywhere spotlessly clean. Good educational opportunity to see the way people dressed in the past and local industry. Interesting silver. Cafe very clean and good quality food. Looking forward to return visit. Return visit free within twelve months

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We always enjoy museums and so we did here. Very lovely place full of amazing pieces from our history. Personally we enjoyed the most the new Wessex gallery full of old potteries, jewellery, coins and much more. Nice interactive way of putting history for children as well!

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Wales
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have just visited this small and very interesting little museum with my 3 grandchildren. The exhibition shows British Soldiers from Medieval to present day conflicts. The children were interested in the uniforms and weaponry displayed and filled in the answers on the quiz sheet they were given on entry, They also tried on uniforms and helmets, and posed for... More 

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Exeter, England
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a fantastic museum with plenty of local interest displays. The new Wessex wing is stunning and worth a visit in its own right to discover more about the archeology of the area. Modern displays, well laid out with plenty of room to move around (wheelchair friendly). The rest of the museum is interesting and I was amazed at... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The new Wessex wing is very well laid out indeed, with a lot of Pitt-Rivers exhibits from nearby Dorset. Items are very well explained in modern display cabinets. Plenty of space for wheelchairs. The remainder of the museum has a section devoted to the city, with a reconstructed doctor's surgery; various items relating to the mayor and council; the giant... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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