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Salisbury Museum
Salisbury Museum

Salisbury Museum

Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm, Sun 12–5pm
The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, South West England

The Basics

Journey back through 500,000 years of Wiltshire history at Salisbury Museum as you explore the thematic exhibition halls. Highlights are Turner watercolors, 18th-century textiles, and even everyday objects discovered in the city’s once-open sewers, as well as the Stonehenge Gallery.

With so much to see and do on the day, booking admission tickets in advance is the best way to save time and maximize your visit. Many visitors choose to pair a stop at Salisbury Museum with an excursion to nearby Stonehenge and day trips departing from London typically include a brief visit to Windsor too.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Don’t miss the "Lake House Meteorite," a 90-kilo meteorite that’s considered the largest to have ever fallen in Britain.

  • There’s an on-site gift shop, café, and accessible bathrooms.

  • Children ages five and below enter for free, while older children enter for a reduced rate.

  • Real skeletons are on display at Salisbury Museum—take care if you’re of a sensitive disposition.

  • Only the ground floor of Salisbury Museum, which is home to the main exhibition halls, is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.

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How to Get There

Salisbury Museum is situated opposite the Salisbury Cathedral and is easy to reach on foot from most points in the city. You can also arrive by private vehicle, public bus, or by bicycle, following the Golden Way Cycle Route. There is limited parking nearby and on-site parking is available for disabled visitors only.

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When to Get There

Salisbury Museum is open between the mid-morning and the late afternoon, Monday to Saturday. It is typically closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. Arrive early to enjoy the museum at its quietest.

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What to Do in Salisbury

After enjoying the exhibits at Salisbury Museum, stop by the medieval Salisbury Cathedral which is home to Britain’s tallest spire or pay a visit to Arundells, the former home of one-time Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath. Making a complementary visit to nearby Stonehenge is also worthwhile.

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