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The Salisbury Museum

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Address: 65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
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+44 1722 332151
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Mon - Sat 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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Windsor, Stonehenge and Salisbury Day Trip from London

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Goes back as far as 500,000 years

A very friendly welcome at the reception , confessions available if needed . A useful booklet is provided with a plan of ground and upper floors and volunteer guides are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very friendly welcome at the reception , confessions available if needed . A useful booklet is provided with a plan of ground and upper floors and volunteer guides are noticeable if required wearing ID's in blue and white bands . The museum has changed for the better since my last visit 7 years previous .A new archaeology gallery is... More 

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Allow plenty of time. Very good archeology exhibition. The costume gallery is fascinating. If you are interested in Constable you will find it well worth a visit. Best of all is to return as you will find things you missed the first time. Be aware that the cafe stops serving by about 3.30pm.

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Thank Karen S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salisbury Museum (open Mon-Sat 10 a.m. – 5 pm) is a little gem in the centre of the Cathedral Close and makes a fascinating visit either on its own or in conjunction with the cathedral. It is housed in a building of medieval historic interest in its own right and covers a wide range of interests – a world-class, interactive... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took grandchildren there a few days ago. They enjoyed interactive experience provided and even the youngest was able to appreciate the history displayed there with using lenses of sight, touch and hands on by opening drawers and touching various objects. The stone axe was particularly popular. The history was well displayed and of interest to all ages. The rest of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and our 2 young children (1 & 2) were staying in Salisbury for a few days so decided to do a museum visit. We were going to see the cathedral anyway and this museum is right by it. The displays are really interesting, it is spacious and well thought out. There is interactive elements for the children. The... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is worth buying a season ticket as it is only slightly more expensive than a day ticket. Once inside allow your self to ponder the story, the displays and the historical significance of this quality local museum. The building itself is worth a visit. Enjoy! May not be suitable for the less intelligent children who are incapable of concentration... More 

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Covington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the museum as he was doing human origins research. It was a splendid (although small) museum with lots of drawers to pull out and explore. Truly impressive place. A must see for anyone interested in ancient history and/or science.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to see and areas to explore in this wonderful museum. Since it's update it has cleverly made exhibits exciting to children too. Lots of draws at child height open to reveal various finds available for everyone to touch. Microscope to look through at the various seeds and foods , proving what ancient man ate. Quiz papers... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

This is a great museum with a wide range of exhibits. I bought a "Gift Aid" ticket which permits one to make free visits for one year, and I intend to return. I had not enough time in my schedule to see everything properly. I liked the archeology section (the area abounds in ancient burial sites and Stonehenge is nearby),... More 

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Southern England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

This museum is house in an impressive historic building. Laid out in rooms of different themes. Current hosting a John Constable special exhibit. Displays are well done and provide differing levels of information especially in the new Wessex Gallery. Decent tea room. Entrance fee is rather expensive, big hike since last visit. Young companions were entertained by the worksheet. Personally... More 

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