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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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65 The Close | The King's House, Salisbury SP1 2EN, England
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+44 1722 332151
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"pre history"
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"pitt rivers"
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"costume gallery"
in 5 reviews
"turner paintings"
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"on display"
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"temporary exhibition"
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"rex whistler"
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"medieval period"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 7 reviews
"stone age"
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"local history"
in 9 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 4 reviews
"gift aid"
in 6 reviews
"cakes"
in 11 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"surrounding area"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant exhibits- especially the bronze/ iron age exhibits. Staff were enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely interesting to talk to. An amazingly positive experience.

Thank 504gastronome
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very helpful staff, but rather stressed woman in the coffee shop! I think she had no one to assist her.

Thank Teresa W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this lovely museum today after spending the morning at Stonehenge and it was well worth the visit. We specifically visited the museum to see the Amesbury Archer as my daughter and I had just read a book about him. If it hadn't been...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

If you are interested in Archeology and history, then this is the place for you. We lost all count of time. How wonderful to talk to such knowledgeable guides who obviously loved and knew their subject. I did not realise that skeletons could be so...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We arrived to find the museum had an exhibition on that we enjoyed. The toilet were clean and the shop limited. Good Visit but expected more on the history.

Thank Ducknzzz
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

We had some time to spare while in the city so decided to visit the musuem. They have a lovely collection of archeological artefacts from the Old Sarum and Stonehenge sites.

Thank Renuka J
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I went to see Constable's Haywain which was almost overwhelming. The Museum has many treasures and you can keep your ticket and go back within the year if you haven't time to 'do itall'

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Reviewed 21 February 2018

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 20 February 2018

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 16 February 2018 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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geographyguy_11
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
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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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