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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
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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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Painters' Paradise

This small Museum punches above its weight with some thrilling art exhibitions. They had Turner last year; currently it is Constable, and the terrific six-footer of Salisbury... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This small Museum punches above its weight with some thrilling art exhibitions. They had Turner last year; currently it is Constable, and the terrific six-footer of Salisbury Cathedral with a rainbow - purchased with help from the Art Fund for the nation and now in the very place where it was conceived. Alongside the Constable, other works by him and... More 

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Museum makes for a very worthwhile visit. Situated opposite the entrance to the cathedral it is very easily located. There are various collections...including a Constable focus and many featuring local themes all beautifully presented. There is a friendly little cafe within the museum.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Afraid we didn't leave enough time to do this museum justice after visiting the Cathedral, however we did see the interesting Constable exhibition, along with the Lego interpretation. The room with the Salisbury Giant was interesting too, and that's about all we had time for. Fortunately we are Art Fund members which gave us free admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

THis museum might not be a must-see for those in a hurry but if you have time after visiting the cathedral you may want to take a stroll over to the museum. They have alot of things from all ages from the area on display. Some very surprising and rare artifacts, too.

1 Thank Arne B
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Splendid little museum tucked away in the far corner of the Cathedral Close in Salisbury which I suspect most tourists miss. Visited on Tuesday morning with a warm welcome from people in the shop/ticket office. Rather expensive for a short visit although ticket valid for one year makes it good value if you can go back. Constable exhibition tied in... More 

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent exhibitions (at present Constable), great history of Salisbury galleries and best of all the Wessex Gallery highlighting the long history of the area - surprising artefacts and thought provoking exhibits. Good cafe too.

1 Thank Maureen C
Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 

1 Thank Anthony O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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.

1 Thank Karen S
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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 7 January 2017

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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