The Salisbury Museum

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The Salisbury Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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.
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1-2 hours
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Rich & Chels
Salisbury, UK59 contributions
Wonderful visit
Dec 2020 • Couples
We spent a great couple of hours at the Salisbury Museum. Nigel gave us an absolutely outstanding overview of some of the highlights of the museum and we couldn’t be more appreciative - thanks Nigel! The current Lego exhibits were the icing on the cake. Highly recommended.
Written December 20, 2020
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JamesKent
Kent, England209 contributions
History of the City
Dec 2020
A well laid out and interesting museum with various exhibits. A generous amount of space given to pre-historic times and a guide as well. I would have liked to see more on the middle ages as the town/area grew so much then. Staff are knowledgeable and helpful and happy to assist.
Overall though I felt that it didnt really live up to the website billing
Written December 7, 2020
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Leigh H
Ashford, UK6 contributions
very interesting
Jul 2020
an excellent few hours out of the rain and very interesting as it was the only one open. But was nice to walk around.
Written October 26, 2020
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kathjuggler
Dorset, UK12 contributions
Behind the Scenes Tour
Oct 2020
My Mum and I very much enjoyed attending one of the Museum's "Behind the Scenes" tours. Moving from gallery to gallery, Museum Director Adrian Green presented the interesting stories of a selection of objects from the Museum's collections, that for various reasons are not usually on display, and we had the opportunity to view and photograph them close up. We also got to see some of the Museum's back rooms and corridors. And Lego! the Tudor Lego models (there until Jan 2021) are great too, with lots of little details to spot.
Written October 18, 2020
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Robin
London, UK253 contributions
Fascinating museum, excellent staff
Oct 2020 • Couples
We thought this museum was a lot smaller when we entered, and we had timed tickets to see the Cathedral so we only saw the very first room. But that room alone was enough to spend several hours in! Everything was very well curated and there was so much interesting information on just about every object on display. The best part however was the staff, who were all incredibly friendly and welcoming, particularly Nigel who pointed out interesting artefacts to us that we missed, including the aestel commissioned by Alfred the Great which was fascinating. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the exhibits and made our experience of the museum very memorable. Thank you to Nigel and all the excellent staff!
Written October 11, 2020
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787Jan
Ashford, UK57 contributions
A great place to learn more
Oct 2020 • Couples
We travelled to Salisbury to visit the museum as we had heard so much about it. The archaeology is amazing, spanning tens of thousands of years. So close to Stonehenge it’s a real opportunity to learn more of what is known about the history of this area. Don’t miss the Amesbury archer, a traveller from mid- Europe who was buried in the area.
Written October 10, 2020
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Tony P
11 contributions
Excellent museum - particularly the Wessex Gallery
Oct 2020 • Couples
My wife and I have a keen interest in prehistory and visited the Salisbury Museum in October 2020. We've been to many museums throughout the UK and the rest of Europe but we have to say that the Wessex Gallery has not only the best prehistory collection, it is also the best presented and interpreted. Our original reason for going was to see the Pitt-Rivers archaeological collection (having been disappointed by the poor Pitt-Rivers museum in Oxford). Howeverthe quality and breadth of all the exhibits kept us in the Wessex Gallery for 2.5 hours! This, backed up by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers/staff and a good lunch in the cafe made a very educational and enjoyable day at the Salisbury Museum.
Written October 3, 2020
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Mr_Bee_Middlesex_UK
Feltham, UK90 contributions
It's bigger than it looks - wear comfy shoes!
Sep 2020
There is LOADS to see, particularly on the ground floor in relation to the Stonehenge archaeology, the Amesbury Archer and other skeletons found in the area.

There's a tea room with a large garden and views of the Cathedral to take the weight off your feet when you're done.
Written September 22, 2020
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Susan F
Chelmsford, UK278 contributions
Stepping into the past
Sep 2020
Wessex exhibition was super, I especially enjoyed the history of the bones the found and have done carbon dating to establish a timeline.
Archeological information in the museum is fantastic, more information than you can take in on just one visit.
Written September 15, 2020
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cathieturner
Buxton, UK42 contributions
Good local history
Aug 2020
This museum is well laid out and gives a good history of how Salisbury has developed and changed over the centuries.
Written August 31, 2020
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