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Address: 65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
Phone Number: +44 1722 332151
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Salisbury Museum is based in the Grade 1 listed building, The King's House,...

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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This museum has been revamped and is brilliant. The Amesbury Archer and the information from the whole Wiltshire area is beautifully presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum has been revamped and is brilliant. The Amesbury Archer and the information from the whole Wiltshire area is beautifully presented.

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New Orleans, LA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting place, where we had a very interesting volunteer guide. There was a small Egyptian exhibit, one floor with 18th century clothing, fine lace, and other needlework, and a section with smoking pipes, dishes, and other everyday items. Overall, some items were rather ordinary for their time, and others seemed rare and unusual. There is a small attached cafe,... More 

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Winmalee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We only wish we had of arranged it better to have more time at this place. So much to see - can recommend to all interested in history and archeology. Will be going back to spend quite a few more hours at this place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum's collections are thoughtfully and sympathetically laid out, in an attractive old building. For £8.00 I received an informative and entertaining Spotlight Tour from a knowledgeable member of staff, freedom to explore the museum and, best of all, unlimited return visits within the next 12 months. I'll definitely be back, as more than a couple of hours are required... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit to this very interesting museum. The Wessex gallery has a range of superb artefacts, very well explained and displayed, and the local history section was of interest too. There are displays of costume, ceramics and glassware, as well art works. We visited the Constable in Context exhibit, which is highly impressive. If you have not been... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Salisbury Museum is a gem of a place - an unrivalled collection of prehistoric archaeology in the recently re-opened Wessex Gallery, including finds from Stonehenge, and objects of more local interest. Constantly changing art exhibitions make revisiting essential. The beautiful historic building is the perfect backdrop.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to the museum with a specific goal in mind (WWI research) but was disappointed to find they had nothing relating to this period. However, I did get into a conversation with several of their staff and they were a trove of information! What the museum offers is good: the archeological history covering hundreds/thousands of years is fascinating. But... More 

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Passenans, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we visited here when we were visiting Salisbury, nice place, friendly people, will come back again.......

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has more Stonehenge artifacts than Stonehenge.We read about the skeleton of the "Archer" at Stonehenge and found it on display at the Museum.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

The Wessex room specialises in archaeology from Stonehenge and the surrounding area. This room has only been open a few years and is well worth a visit.

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