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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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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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I went especially to see the Wessex room and the Amesbury Archer

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sue M
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

lovely place to spend an hour or two. The ticket that you buy is a years pass so you can come back as many times as you want. Nice little cafe there as well. The Egyptian exhibit was a hit with my little cousins.

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Thank Karen G
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Grand children here. We found it very interesting and they enjoyed doing the search for objects. There is also a nice cafe for lunch. All in all a fun experience.

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Thank Wylda K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here twice in recent months for two events. The first was logo based event connected with Egypt. The kids took part in creating a lego postcard of the great pyramid. The second was an amazing archeology festival with Phil Harding of time team fame and it was amazing wonderful living history exhibitions and some amazingly knowledgeable staff... More 

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Thank David S
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located within the Cathedral Close, this is a lovely museum. I do like to visit the Cathdral whenever I am in the area and I buy a pot of tea and cake and relax outside at one of the tables, weather permitting. Perfect peace yet able to observe all that is happening nearby. The museum changes its main display regularly... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited mainly for the Wessex gallery with it's display of artifacts from stone age to iron age. The displays were very well laid out and labelled with some very important pieces on display. The volunteer guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and offered some interesting insights on the displays. I skimmed the other parts of the museum but found nothing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my partner wanted to visit...him more than me at first mostly to see the amesbury archer. Including him i was the totally surprised at the amount on display the clarity in the explanation as you walk round and the knowledge of the voluntery staff...an excellent value for money travel experience and your entry ticket is valed for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised at the quality of displays and amount of objects to view . I especially enjoyed the beautiful clothing on display . I also enjoyed some very lovely home made cake and pot of tea in the museum cafe . In warm weather tables and chairs on the front lawn in view of the cathedral make a lovely setting... More 

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Thank Ann V
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ideally situated close to the Cathedral ....combine with a trip to the Cathedral, Arundell's (ted Heath's house) and Mompesson House and several scrummy tea rooms. With a few wonders around the town added we managed to fill a long weekend with enjoyable memories.

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous and very thoughtfully well done museum with amazing Stonehenge artifacts, archaeological information and items, Turner and Constable paintings of Stonehenge, information about the area, etc. in a aesthetically pleasing and modern environment.

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