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The Salisbury Museum, Salisbury

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The Salisbury Museum (previously The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum) is a museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It houses one of the best collections relating to Stonehenge and local archaeology.
The museum is housed in The King's House, a Grade I listed building, where King James I of England was entertained in 1610 and 1613. Set in the surroundings of the Cathedral Close, the museum faces the west front of Salisbury Cathedral. Previously at 40-42 St Ann Street, where it had been founded in 1860 by Dr Richard Fowler, FRS, it transferred to its current site in 1981.
The original three-storey building, with mullioned and transomed windows, ornate plaster ceilings and a fine oak-balustraded staircase, houses the main temporary exhibition gallery with the ceramics gallery above. The arms of James I's eldest son, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, can be seen in a window in the Wedgwood gallery upstairs.

The director of the museum is Adrian Green.

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  • Well worth a visit if you’re visiting the Cathedral. Some parts of the museum are very modern, with other areas that could use some renovations. Good value for money, especially when bought at a... 
    Well worth a visit if you’re visiting the Cathedral. Some parts of the museum are very modern, with other areas that could use some renovations. Good value for money, especially when bought at a...  more »
  • Fascinating and very well curated. The archeology section is well annotated and takes you back through time. The costume section is beautiful. We nearly didn’t go in at £9 each but it was good value 
    Fascinating and very well curated. The archeology section is well annotated and takes you back through time. The costume section is beautiful. We nearly didn’t go in at £9 each but it was good value  more »
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  • Good amount of information, some part of the area has modern design but parts of it are quite old and an odd odour. Happy with the price as paid with student and NHS discount. Interesting gift shop too.
  • Prett amazing museum. Staff are very knowledgable and helpful. Art and fashion exhibit is pretty cool. Pottery and ceramic area is nice and has a nice view of the Salisbury cathedral. Cafe was prebook only, but the food and drinks looked and sounded delightful.

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