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The Salisbury Museum

65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
+44 1722 332151
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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 Turner watercolours) and ceramics. Our new Wessex Gallery dedicated to the archaeology of south Wiltshire has just opened.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
+44 1722 332151
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On the day of our visit there was an event involving building a Lego picture of one of the illustrations from Terry Pratchetts books which coinsided with an exhibition all about the author. There was lots to do and see in the museum as well...More

Thank Jenney R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We travelled across from Norfolk especially to see the Terry Pratchett exhibition and we were not disappointed. We spent at least three hours in the museum, including a break for tea and cake at the lovely café. Pratchett fans will not be disappointed by this...More

Thank Andrew V
Reviewed 5 days ago

If it wasn't enough to see the Terry Pratchett Exhibition, along with the other great exhibits, the staff were soo lovely, informative & enthusiastic. We then met the Curator who not only shared the magic of putting this wonderful exhibition together, but really encouraged us...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very excited to visit the museum to see the Hisworld Exhibition and had high hopes. I was not disappointed. The first thing I noticed was the staff. We went in a large group (Pratchett fans en masse can be quite daunting) and they...More

Thank salsa-mad01
Reviewed 1 week ago

The main reason we went to the museum was to visit the Terry Pratchett exhibition but we were a little concerned how a small regional museum would handle presenting the life and works of a much loved author. We needn't have worried because this was...More

1  Thank t0ny_sc0tt
Reviewed 1 week ago

enjoyed a lovely few hours walking around this historic museum. Enjoyed the Terry Prachett exhibitions and also the ones about the local history. Very helpful staff. Had a tea and cake in their cafe which was really good and tasty

Thank kimbames
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a Terry Pratchett fan, then make sure you visit before it finishes in January 2018. We found the very large colour screen interactive display most informative. The visual audio aids are far better than one expects in a UK museum. There is still...More

1  Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot praise the awesomeness of this exhibition highly enough. I am a long standing Terry Pratchett fan. Along with many others we had the privilege of seeing into his writing study, thoughts, progress and many uniques exhibits from his private collection The artwork of...More

Thank Helen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One has to pay an entrance fee to this museum, so, is it worth the money? Yes it is. Excellent displays of pre-history's artifacts including many from nearby Stonehenge make it very worthwhile. In addition there are paintings by Rex Whistler, and at present, an...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and moving exhibition, with so many original illustrations as well as photos and artefacts from Terry’s life. I can’t comment on the rest of the museum other than to say the staff were really friendly, helpful & enthusiastic, and there was lots of Terry-related...More

Thank universemonkey
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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 !
31 January 2015|
Response from Adrian G | Property representative |
Yes we have a number of skeletons from nearby barrows including the Shrewton Beaker burial on display in our new Wessex Gallery of archaeology.