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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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Seldom do I write reviews but Salisbury museum cafe/ tea rooms are indeed a wonderful place to enjoy "quality". You order at the reception by courteous happy staff and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Seldom do I write reviews but Salisbury museum cafe/ tea rooms are indeed a wonderful place to enjoy "quality". You order at the reception by courteous happy staff and the selection of home baked cakes and pastries is truly wonderful. I took ages to choose but opted for a Victoria sponge that was of a good size and very moist.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

So much to see. The Wessex section is stunning with the Amesbury Archer. Great Wedgwood section too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Although small, this museum has a impressive collection of architectural artifacts, some from Stonehenge. At this time, they are also hosting an exhibition of J.M.W. Turner's watercolors whose subjects are often places around Salisbury.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited just to see the Turner's Wessex Exhibition which I very much enjoyed. I particularly liked the video shown at the start which explained the extent of his work in the area. The museum has a lovely cafe and a garden to enjoy your refreshments on a fine day. The costume rooms are also worth visiting. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The Turner Exhibition is excellent. Well worth seeing. Terrific displays and interesting artefacts in the Wessex Gallery too. Very well laid out with excellent lighting. Explanations clear and of interest and not reliant on single 'interactive' activity/screen, thank goodness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It was lovely to see some of the amazing Turners works which have been brought together for this exhibition. This was followed with a pot of tea and excellent homemade flapjack and bread pudding which we ate at tables in the museum garden overlooking the Cathedral. An enjoyable afternoon

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We visited here mid-day on a weekend. it is just behind the Cathedral. I came to see the Downton lace exhibit which is unique. There is a Turner exhibit at the moment that was very interesting as well. Docents were knowledgeable and friendly. It is a bit pricey with no senior discount.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

This fairly small museum is certainly worth a visit. They've thought about how to keep their younger visitors welcome with three trails, each with a different theme. There are some hands on exhibits such as drawers to pull out and cupboards to open. At the moment there's a Turner exhibition. If you are used to the larger galleries and being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Turner exhibition is beautifully curated and shows Turner's skills over several decades. He captures the essence of the Wiltshire countryside at Stourhead, the intriguing buildings at Fonthill and of course the Cathedral at Salisbury. He visited Wiltshire many times and you can get a glimpse of him through his sketch books.We particularly liked seeing the display of his brushes,paint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The collections here are thoughtfully set out and well worth a visit to gain a greater insight to the history of Salisbury. On our visit there was a collection of J.M.W. Turner's early paintings of the surrounding area and the Isle Of Wight.

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Address: 65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 332151
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
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Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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