The King's House, Salisbury

The King's House, Salisbury The King’s House is a Grade I listed building in Salisbury Cathedral Close, Wiltshire, England. Since 1981 it has accommodated the Salisbury Museum and associated galleries.13th–14th centuryThe house was referred to as the “Court of the Abbott of Sherborne” in 13th-century documents.

The Abbot of Sherborne Abbey used this house as his prebendal residence in Salisbury prior to 1539 when Sherborne Abbey was decommissioned during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. At that time the house was known as Sherborne Palace.The administration of estates of religious houses seized in the Reformation was carried out by the Augmentation Court both this office and the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral laid claim to the property. After much court wrangling the Dean and Chapter succeeded and still hold the freehold tenancy today.



Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 12:00 - 16:00


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