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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here after visiting the cathedral and were met by a beautiful old building. It is an excellent quality museum showcasing the best of Wessex. The guides were very polite and helpful, the garden area outside was relaxing to rest in after walking around the exhibits. Very well laid out . There's lots to see and keep you occupied, so allow a couple of hours to get a good experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had friends staying for weekend and spent the day in Salisbury.
Popped into this museum to use up a couple of hours during the afternoon. My husband has mobility problems so was unable to accompany us round the museum. Asked the gentleman on the desk if there was a chair he could sit on and wait for us. He suggested that he sit in the garden as it was a clear but cold day . Didn’t change for him to use the garden.
While we were away from him a member of staff checked he was ok and made him a cup of tea, a really nice touch.
Pleasant place with exceptional staff. Not to be missed if you have a couple of hours to spare when visiting Salisbury.

Thank Andy499
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

State of the art displays. Takes 2+ hours to see all displays. On west side of cathedral.

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1  Thank Trek-Always
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This surprisingly large local Museum not only has an amazing archaeology collection of international importance but an array of diverse exhibits to enthrall anyone from age 4 to 94. Together with the Cathedral it makes for a great afternoon in the Cathedral Close.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not expect to see much and were pleasantly surprised by the collection the museum has to offer. If you are interested in the history of the surrounding area, the permanent collection is a must see. We happened to visit during the Henry Lamb exhibition. We rare treat. If you read Edward Rutherford's Sarum or Ken Follet's Kingsbridge series you'll recognize itmes in the Salisbury history collection.

1  Thank Ann U
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

The main exhibit shows the history of the area around Salisbury from ancient times to the present. It is well laid out, but we actually went backwards. There are many artifacts and even skeletons of people and items found by archaeologists and local people as well. Seeing the exhibit teaches much about the history of mankind in England. There are other exhibits as well, of costumes and houseware. While we were there there was an exhibit of the paintings of Henry Lamb.

Thank Tamah G
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Located near to Salisbury cathedral is this grade 1 listed building that houses an archaeological museum. Many finds from Stonehenge and surrounding areas and shows Wiltshires history.

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Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

We recently visited Salisbury and it’s museum. Perfect way to grab an hour or so of art , culture and history. ( free with an Art Pass ) Then a coffee and bite in the museum cafe garden overlooking what must be one of the most amazing buildings - the cathedral . The town itself is a maze of little streets with frequent architectural delights . Free parking in the centre after 12 noon at the moment - encouraging people to come back . Go back ! There’s a lot to discover ! Try and find the Odeon disguised as a Beautifully decorated Tudor building !

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Reviewed September 16, 2018

This is a fantastic museum. Don't miss it. It has a wonderful display room of the findings from all the terrific archaeology in the Wessex area.

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Reviewed September 13, 2018

"Visit right now" says Billy Bryson
So I paid a visit only to find it closed!
annoyingly they had the Bryson quotation on a garden sign out front just to irk me

Thank martin A
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