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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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65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited for the Terry Pratchett exhibition in January 2018 (as did a lot of other people!) and having planned our trip for several month beforehand we were a little put out with the organisation of the place for the exhibition. It seems the staff...More

Thank Eleanor H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Me and my family visited for half term .it was very expensive what it s,cafe is handy when u finish your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We must admit we were a bit sceptical at first when we were told that we needed to pay £7.50 each for the museum as, in our experience, many town/city museums are free, but we decided to pay and we are pretty pleased we did....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time here for many, many moons and I know we have missed some really good events but Terry Pratchett made us come along and what a relief that we came. The short term appearance of many Terry Pratchett memorabilia was not to be missed....More

Thank Brianford
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit fell between exhibitions and a couple of the rooms were not open. It didn't matter. There is so much of interest that we ran out of time and were unable to give the museum the attention that it deserved. Despite spending an hour...More

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

The Terry Pratchett exhibition was very busy but very good. The building itself is wonderful as are the volunteers. Liked looking round the other exhibitions and learned a lot.

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

Finally we got to visit the Terry Pratchett exhibition on its last day: a fantastic display, well-fitting to my favourite author. Informative, interesting, well laid-out and lit, plenty of variety and Terry's wit. Great to be in the good company of like-minded Discworld enthusiasts too....More

1  Thank Johnfrisbee
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Went to see the Terry Pratchett display and it was superb and nicely laid out. We kind of liked the way it was spread out. Sadly we had only allowed 2 hours for our visit and didn't get to see much else of the place....More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

I visited the Salisbury Museum today specifically to catch the amazing Terry Pratchett exhibition. As a fan, the exhibition itself was simply stunning, but the real high point of the day was every individual member of staff that I spoke to! From welcoming me in,...More

2  Thank Rik H
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Adrian G, Manager at The Salisbury Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Many thanks for your kind review - so glad that our staff made it so special for you. I will make sure they are aware!

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I visited with my Son to look around the Terry Pratchett Exhibition - and it was well worth the one hour car drive. Well displayed with excellent, readable text and fascinating items so relevant to such a creative, caring individual. A lovely building in a...More

Thank MichCL
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geographyguy_11
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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
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UniversalRoamer
18 April 2017|
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Response from Anthony O | Reviewed this property |
Yes !
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Denkil
31 January 2015|
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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.
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