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The Salisbury Museum

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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...more
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65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
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All reviews costume gallery pull out pitt rivers archaeological finds temporary exhibition local history on display well worth a visit bronze age gift aid surrounding area iron age couple of hours rainy day old building entrance fee two hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Struggles a little to live up to the claim of providing the history of Salisbury. The archaeological collection is not bad (although nothing special given the location). Beyond that it pretty much has the Salisbury Giant (interesting but with little explanation) and a few pretty...More

Thank Tzial
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our B&B suggested visiting the Salisbury Museum and we're very glad they did. We spent a full morning in the museum. There is so much to see with a wide variety of displays ranging from art to local history, ceramics, costumes and some amazing archeological...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Carolineindevon
Reviewed 2 days ago

A remarkable collection of antiquities and archeological discoveries in and around Salisbury. Go prepared to stay for at least two hours. There is much to see and read.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ColoradoDreamLivin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The musuem is very nice and high quality. It's small but packed with stuff, so you can easily spend 2 hours or more just browsing. The biggest area is the Wessex Gallery, which has artifacts of human history in the area from pre historic to...More

Thank 954gagec
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An acceptable small local museum, with some basic culture items and displays. Was close enough to the cathedral to make it worth a look, but not a destination in and of itself.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jimpQ2490OE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well kept. There are artifacts dating back to the building of Stonehenge. The ground floor is very well done and goes well back in time. The first floor is more about local history

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank MagnumBatt01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the museum has a range of other things to see, their archeology is really their forte. Well worth spending an hour to see, and touch exhibits. All topped off with super friendly staff

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank jbfal1
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

Occupying one ofthe historic buildings in Cathedral Close, the Museum covers everything from prehistoric archaeology to contemporary art. The archaeology gallery, opened in 2014, is one of the highlights with extensive information on the archaeological discoveries and history around Salisbury. For me, the costume gallery...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

The museum is situated in the Kings House. It is called this because James 1 visited here twice. It is a beautiful building. English Heritage members get half price entry. The museum contains the Wessex Gallery which features examples of Archaeology from prehistoric times to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Traveller1XX
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This museum has a wide selection of interesting artefacts that go along way back before the Romans. There’s a gallery, numerous archeological artefacts and old costumes. Overall, well worth visiting.

Date of experience: April 2019
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justmeinsanjose
July 17, 2018|
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Response from FiofBucks | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does - memorablia echoing what's in the museum, books,, children's stuff etc
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geographyguy_11
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Paul G | Reviewed this property |
I agree with some comments below - it depends on your interest. I enjoy history and archaeology and 2 hours were totally inadequate. There are some really good exhibits, and if you are interested in reading the exhibits... More
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April 18, 2017|
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