The Salisbury Museum


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A friendly museum in a Grade 1 listed building. Winner of six major awards including a Museum of the Year award and the English Tourist Board England for Excellence. The archaeology collections are Designated Collections of national importance. Home of the Stonehenge gallery, Warminster Jewel and famous Monkton Deverill gold torc. Displays of prehistory in Early Man; Romans and Saxons; the medieval history of Old Sarum and Salisbury (with the renowned Giant and Hob Nob); the Pitt Rivers (father of modern scientific archaeology) collection; ceramics and costume; a pre-NHS surgery; pictures throughout the Museum, including Turner watercolours. Also home to the Wessex Gallery of Archaeology. Temporary exhibitions all through the year. Gift and coffee shops. Season tickets and membership benefits available.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 17:00 Sunday (April - October only) 12:00 to 17:00 Bank Holidays 10:00 to 17:00 (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day)

Charges:

Adults £7.50 Children £3.60 Families £18.50

Discounts:

  • Museums Association
  • English Heritage
  • National Art Pass

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Toilets
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Induction loops in lecture theatres
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Touch exhibits

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