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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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My 13yr old daughter and myself visited salisbury for the day and went to the museum. Excellent value for money. We both luv all that archaelogy stuff!! I think a must to visit if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My 13yr old daughter and myself visited salisbury for the day and went to the museum. Excellent value for money. We both luv all that archaelogy stuff!! I think a must to visit if you go to salisbury.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I took my 10 year old Nephew who was a bit disappointed there were no audio guides but he got past that as we visited the Wessex exhibit of the history of Salisbury. There were many fascinating objects and skeletons. There was an odd thing though. Many of the displays were hands-on but there was no way to know that.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed the Turner exhibition which was worth the entrance fee just to view this alone. Also this was our 5 month old Grandson's first Art Exhibition so a great one for him to start with ! The staff were very friendly and accommodating as we had a pushchair in tow. Next we went to Stonehenge Exhibition which was fascinating.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Good museum, especially in conjunction with various other sites around Salisbury. The finds from the barrows around Stonehenge are particularly interesting.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Salisbury museum has a medium sized and well laid out "Wessex gallery" that takes you on an archaeological journey back through time from 1220AD to 500,000BC, by finds in the area. This includes exhibits as diverse as hoards of Roman coins (and 20th century hoards for comparison), Neanderthal axes and several skeletons laid out as found. However currently the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I liked this museum, but left a little disappointed. I didn't quite get the full feel of the scale of Salisbury's history. The paleontology room was interesting, though we accidently went around in reverse order. The exhibition about Salisbury was really good, with lots of local history - like the Sewer collection and the giant. The clothing displays were well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The museum was quite informative with many artifacts on display. Only criticism is that the normal price is expensive although we were able to get a 50% discount which made it much better value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Just across from the main entrance to the Cathedral is a small museum showing archaeological finds from the area dating back before Stonehenge. Well-presented materials, especially good if the weather isn't cooperating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Apart from a Turner exhibition there were many interesting and well presented displays. This is an excellent place to visit.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The last of the several attractions the visitor will meet in The Close, overlooking the glorious west front of the cathedral. I was hugely impressed by the Salisbury Museum on my most recent visit. The new Wessex Gallery was opened in 2014 and is a state of the art exhibition of the of the local area from prehistoric times through... More 

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