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The Salisbury Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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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
+44 1722 332151
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All reviews pre history costume gallery pull out turner paintings pitt rivers archaeological finds temporary exhibition rex whistler on display interesting exhibits local history special exhibition gift aid well worth a visit bronze age surrounding area iron age
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Museum detailing the history of Salisbury. The prehistory exhibit is fascinating, as is the giant. Worth going when there’s an interesting travelling exhibit. We saw the ‘hoards’ exhibit which was included in the entrance fee.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RichAndChelsGoPlaces
Reviewed 3 days ago

The exhibition seems to cover several floors and has many different aspects to it. There’s a permanent exhibition which has a new and superbly well thought through layout and several temporary exhibitions. At the time of writing there’s a history of photography exhibition and some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank simonhV7294UX
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited to see the treasure board e exhibition a nd ended up staying g all afternoon. I had forgotten how good the museum was!! Lovely old building in the beautiful cathedral close. Definitely recommend a visit for locals and visitors alike. Have subscribed to their...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zoekins2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum whilst compact has quite a surprising range of quite ancient artefacts and an art collection. I went, primarily, to gaze upon Constable's Salisbury Cathedral, on loan for a short while. It was just amazing to be up close to such a huge picture...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank FiofBucks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were really impressed with the museum and its eclectic mix of exhibits. Very interested to read about all the archaeological discoveries and also loved the displays about Salisbury, particularly Hobnob and the Salisbury Giant - rather wished they were still paraded through the streets!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank doasyouwldbedoneby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited this little gem we were impressed, especially by the extensive archaeological exhibits, which featured a lot of local finds. It made me realise what a small part of history we actually live through and how much was in the UK before the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidch217
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is really a unique exhibition into our history. It is very well set out with excellent signage and lighting. Many of the hoards had local connections too. If you have not been yet time is running out as the exhibition moves to Ulster next...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul H
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We were greeted by a friendly gentleman who asked us what we had come to see and then advised us on the best route to take and points of particular interest to us. Whilst housed in an Georgian property this a very modern museum, well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JKChad
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank maggiep1965
Reviewed 4 November 2018 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...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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17 July 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
7 June 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
18 April 2017|
Response from Anthony O | Reviewed this property |
Yes !