The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum Salisbury Museum is based in the medieval King's House located opposite Salisbury Cathedral. We are home to some incredible archaeological finds from Salisbury and Stonehenge - including the oldest gold objects found in Britain.

Filming Dr Phil Harding’s promo for the Festival of Archaeology (13/14 July). So much fun had by all and what a star! ...
05/07/2019

Filming Dr Phil Harding’s promo for the Festival of Archaeology (13/14 July). So much fun had by all and what a star! Wessex Archaeology Wessex Museums

Unmistakable shadow and form from this maquette of the #elisabethfrink  ‘Martyrs’ on loan to us from Dorset Museum. ...
04/07/2019

Unmistakable shadow and form from this maquette of the #elisabethfrink ‘Martyrs’ on loan to us from Dorset Museum. Still a few days left to see this in Salisbury before all our loan objects move around our partner museums again... Wessex Museums

Wow, Wow, Wow! The latest postcard for our joint fundraising campaign has been created for us by #PaulKidby You could be...
02/07/2019

Wow, Wow, Wow! The latest postcard for our joint fundraising campaign has been created for us by #PaulKidby You could be the owner of this gorgeous Dragon Pup! To buy a postcard voucher, visit https://www.salisburymuseum.org.uk/support-us/cartes-postales The random allocation of postcards will take place at the end of October. All funds raised will be shared between #friendsoferlestokeprison and the museum, supporting rehabilitation projects at HMP Erlestoke and the #futuregenerations project at the museum Paul Kidby Official Page Terry Pratchett National Lottery Heritage Fund

Do you love history? Are you good with money? Would you like to work in a beautiful Grade I listed building? We may have...
01/07/2019

Do you love history? Are you good with money? Would you like to work in a beautiful Grade I listed building? We may have just the job for you! We are looking for a Finance Officer to join our museum team. Full details of the job and how to apply here https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/news/we-are-looking-finance-officer The closing date for applications is 12 July, so don't miss this opportunity Wessex Museums

With just two weeks to go tickets are selling fast for the Festival of Archaeology talks! To avoid disappointment, do go...
01/07/2019

With just two weeks to go tickets are selling fast for the Festival of Archaeology talks! To avoid disappointment, do go online and buy your tickets - whether it’s Helen Wass talking about 1,000 archaeologists working on the gigantic high speed rail link dig; Christie Willis talking about burials at Stonehenge; or Lorraine Mepham with news of this year’s dig with Dr Phil Harding. We have a festival crammed with all the best in archaeology. When the tickets have gone, they’ve gone…! https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/festival-archaeology-2019#archfest Wessex Archaeology CBA Wessex Wessex Museums

Some stunning examples of #portraiture from the second #clairethomas workshop. Enormous thanks to Claire, our volunteer ...
30/06/2019

Some stunning examples of #portraiture from the second #clairethomas workshop. Enormous thanks to Claire, our volunteer models and all the artists who took part Wessex Museums Poole Museum Foundation #augustusjohn #henrylamb

Today is the last day of our @SalisburyAFD offer to services personnel and their families to come and explore the museum...
30/06/2019

Today is the last day of our @SalisburyAFD offer to services personnel and their families to come and explore the museum for FREE! It's donation entry for non-service personnel, so why not come and have some fun... Salisbury City Council Salisbury BID

Feeling the heat Salisbury Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 artist Kate Mitchell takes a quick break from printing S...
29/06/2019

Feeling the heat Salisbury Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 artist Kate Mitchell takes a quick break from printing Salisbury Museum newspapers... Salisbury City Council Wessex Museums

The incredible Hoards exhibition featuring objects from the British Museum and Salisbury Museum opened at Brading Roman ...
29/06/2019
Hoards | Brading Roman Villa

The incredible Hoards exhibition featuring objects from the British Museum and Salisbury Museum opened at Brading Roman Villa yesterday.

https://bradingromanvilla.org.uk/whats-on/hoards/

Fri 28 Jun 2019 - Sat 28 Sep 2019 @ All Day - Following on from the success of the Hoards display at the British Museum in 2016, this exhibition will visit museums across the UK to display and highlight their prehistoric, Roman, early medieval and later hoards. The touring exhibition has been produc...

Meanwhile up on Hudson’s Field come and meet the museum team at the Salisbury City Council marquee, next to Gilbert th...
29/06/2019

Meanwhile up on Hudson’s Field come and meet the museum team at the Salisbury City Council marquee, next to Gilbert the Dragon! @salisburybid Salisbury Armed Forces Day National Event 2019

Great excitement on the streets of Salisbury for @SalisburyAFD and in the skies overhead! Salisbury City Council Salisbu...
29/06/2019

Great excitement on the streets of Salisbury for @SalisburyAFD and in the skies overhead! Salisbury City Council Salisbury BID @wessex

We had a visit from Gilbert the Dragon! from the Museum of Army Flying just recently...Both Army Flying Museum and Gilbe...
28/06/2019

We had a visit from Gilbert the Dragon! from the Museum of Army Flying just recently...

Both Army Flying Museum and Gilbert will be Salisbury Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 at Hudson’s Field. When Gilbert heard Salisbury Museum are going to be there too, he got very excited!

We are ready! Doors open at 10am for FREE access to explore the museum for services personnel and their families. Just b...
28/06/2019

We are ready! Doors open at 10am for FREE access to explore the museum for services personnel and their families. Just bring your services ID. There is donation entry for non-services personnel and we are sharing all donations from the next three days, equally with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity Have a great weekend everyone Salisbury Armed Forces Day National Event 2019 Salisbury City Council Salisbury BID

The latest #postcard we can share with you is this study of #egdonheath by #briangraham. This could be yours! Check out ...
27/06/2019

The latest #postcard we can share with you is this study of #egdonheath by #briangraham. This could be yours! Check out how to buy a postcard voucher and support the fundraising campaign, here https://www.salisburymuseum.org.uk/support-us/cartes-postales #FriendsofErlestoke Wessex Museums Heritage Lottery Fund

Our cARTes postales fundraising initiative in partnership with #friendsoferlestokeprison has got off to a cracking start...
25/06/2019

Our cARTes postales fundraising initiative in partnership with #friendsoferlestokeprison has got off to a cracking start! Some fantastic, talented people have created #postcards for us. To be in with a chance to own one of the stunning postcards, you can buy a postcard voucher online. The lucky dip will take place at the end of October and you could find that you are the new owner of this, by Sir Tony Robinson - Baldrick rocks! BBC Wiltshire Wessex Archaeology Full details here https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/cartes-postales-art-postcards

Lots going on this coming weekend for #SalisburyAFD Visit Salisbury Wessex Museums
24/06/2019

Lots going on this coming weekend for #SalisburyAFD Visit Salisbury Wessex Museums

We will have so many FREE fun craft activities taking place in the Salisbury City Council area of National Armed Forces Day!

• Come and make a parachute and dress up with the Army Flying Museum
• Make Gilbert bunting with Wiltshire Scrapstore & Resource Centre
• Help Suzie Gutteridge in creating a "Window of Salisbury"
• Take part in craft workshops with The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Creative

Plus much more! Check out our website for further info: http://www.salisburycitycouncil.gov.uk/a/armed-forces-day

Enormous thanks to Steve for a totally fascinating graffiti tour of #salisburycathedral.  All part of a graffiti project...
23/06/2019

Enormous thanks to Steve for a totally fascinating graffiti tour of #salisburycathedral. All part of a graffiti project with our colleagues from Tate and #LateAtTate The results will be on show at Tate on 6 July. Such a pleasure to work with Carleen De Sözer too. All inspired by #johnconstable

Gorgeous rainbow in the Close this evening...
20/06/2019

Gorgeous rainbow in the Close this evening...

We are so pleased to be in partnership with the Friends of Erlestoke Prison, for a major new fundraising initiative. cAR...
20/06/2019

We are so pleased to be in partnership with the Friends of Erlestoke Prison, for a major new fundraising initiative. cARTes postales - art on postcards which was launched yesterday. Some very talented people are creating #postcards for us, that will be randomly allocated to their new, lucky owners at the end of October. All you have to do is purchase a postcard voucher from our website https://www.salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/cartes-postales-art-postcards Wessex Museums Heritage Lottery Fund

We have some wonderful news! The museum has been awarded initial funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its...
19/06/2019

We have some wonderful news! The museum has been awarded initial funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for its 'Salisbury Museum for Future Generations Project'. This is amazing news both for us, but also for the people of Salisbury. See our website www.salisburymuseum.org.uk for all the details of this exciting project and what it will mean for Salisbury... Wessex Museums Visit Salisbury VisitWiltshire

17/06/2019
Mary-Ann Ochota is coming to the Festival of Archaeology!

We are thrilled that Mary-Ann Ochota will at the Festival of Archaeology over the weekend of 13 and 14 July. Mary-Ann be talking about 'Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape' at 10.30am on the Saturday. The great news is that Mary-Ann and the award winning storyteller Jason Buck, will be telling archaeological and historical stories at performances over the whole weekend! Definitely not to be missed...

Under Five’s Friday today with the wonderful Liza Morgan. Today it’s ‘Super Art’ inspired by the colours of #aug...
14/06/2019

Under Five’s Friday today with the wonderful Liza Morgan. Today it’s ‘Super Art’ inspired by the colours of #augustusjohn Doors open at 10am... Wessex Museums

12/06/2019
HS2 Animation

Helen Wass will be speaking about 'People Place Time: Historic Environment on HS2' at the Festival of Archaeology on Saturday 13 July. Here is something to give you a sense of the scale of this project... #archfest19

So, another grey day in Salisbury. Time to plan a visit to our Festival of Archaeology over the weekend of 13 and 14 Jul...
11/06/2019

So, another grey day in Salisbury. Time to plan a visit to our Festival of Archaeology over the weekend of 13 and 14 July. Lots to see and do for all the family and a fabulous programme of talks. Tickets for talks available online now https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/festival-archaeology-2019 CBA Wessex Wessex Archaeology Wessex Museums

Whoop, whoop! This month's Under Five's Friday promises to be full of colour. Join artist Liza Morgan for some seriously...
11/06/2019

Whoop, whoop! This month's Under Five's Friday promises to be full of colour. Join artist Liza Morgan for some seriously colourful crafty fun. This Friday 14 June - doors open at 10am... Wessex Museums

Rainy Monday... how about a bit of cheer from #augustusjohn? This painting of his partner Dorelia at the #BluePoole in D...
10/06/2019

Rainy Monday... how about a bit of cheer from #augustusjohn? This painting of his partner Dorelia at the #BluePoole in Dorset captures the feel of the British summer we dream of. Kindly lent by The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge it forms part of the Augustus John: Drawn from Life exhibition Wessex Museums Arts Council England

If you are travelling today, whether it is to visit us us and our #architecture #archaeology #art #sculpture and of cour...
09/06/2019

If you are travelling today, whether it is to visit us us and our #architecture #archaeology #art #sculpture and of course #augustusjohn here is St Christopher to bring you good luck... This stunning #stained glass can be found in our History of Salisbury Galleries Wessex Museums Heritage Lottery Fund

What an amazing time the Young Curators had this morning with Mark Vyvyan-Penney of Ancient Wessex Network CIC trying ou...
08/06/2019

What an amazing time the Young Curators had this morning with Mark Vyvyan-Penney of Ancient Wessex Network CIC trying out ancient metalworking techniques. Look what they made! Wessex Museums Arts Council England Heritage Lottery Fund

Finishing off a fascinating week of #volunteersweek activities, there was a great visit to Wessex Archaeology, and a tal...
08/06/2019

Finishing off a fascinating week of #volunteersweek activities, there was a great visit to Wessex Archaeology, and a talk regarding the #Larkhill site. A wonderful way to keep the memory of World War One soldiers alive. Our volunteers also had an insightful afternoon with a Behind the Scenes Tour at Salisbury Museum, where we saw some fascinating artefacts that are not currently on display.

Enormous thanks to students Sarah and Victoria for a brilliant week of social media, reporting on #volunteers week for us and our Volunteer Coordinator Bridget, for putting it all together! Wessex Museums Arts Council England Heritage Lottery Fund

Summer is coming and so is the Festival of Archaeology 2019! Check out all the details for the showground and festival t...
07/06/2019

Summer is coming and so is the Festival of Archaeology 2019! Check out all the details for the showground and festival talks on our website https://salisburymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/events/festival-archaeology-2019 Speakers include the wonderful #ellaalshamahi asking the question 'Are you a Neaderthal? Definitely not to be missed! #archfest19 Wessex Museums Wessex Archaeology Currentarchaeology

Part two of scenes from Wednesday's #volunteersweek activities and a very informative tour around the Wessex Gallery in ...
07/06/2019

Part two of scenes from Wednesday's #volunteersweek activities and a very informative tour around the Wessex Gallery in the company of museum Director Adrian Green Wessex Museums Heritage Lottery Fund

Truly beautiful Wednesday morning spent at Mottisfont Abbey for #volunteersweek – the rose garden in full bloom lends ...
07/06/2019

Truly beautiful Wednesday morning spent at Mottisfont Abbey for #volunteersweek – the rose garden in full bloom lends itself fantastically to the wonders of Rex Whistler’s artistic talent... Wessex Museums Arts Council England Heritage Lottery Fund

A busy second day for national #volunteersweek with the Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour in the morning and the Salisbury ...
04/06/2019

A busy second day for national #volunteersweek with the Salisbury Cathedral Tower Tour in the morning and the Salisbury Cathedral #Stonemasonry Works Yard Tour in the afternoon. Brilliant views and brilliant craftsmanship throughout the day Heritage Lottery Fund Arts Council England Wessex Museums

#volunteersweek Lovely walk in the sunshine around the picturesque Stonehenge Landscape – there is so much more to Sto...
03/06/2019

#volunteersweek Lovely walk in the sunshine around the picturesque Stonehenge Landscape – there is so much more to Stonehenge than just the stones... Stonehenge Heritage Lottery Fund Wessex Museums

It’s #volunteersweek and we have a social media takeover by students Sarah and Victoria. Watch out for their reports o...
03/06/2019

It’s #volunteersweek and we have a social media takeover by students Sarah and Victoria. Watch out for their reports on the museum’s #volunteersweek2019 activities as the week progresses! @wessexmuseums

Which Monday morning is not improved by flowers! Here is one of #augustusjohn's portraits of his wife, the beautiful Ida...
03/06/2019

Which Monday morning is not improved by flowers! Here is one of #augustusjohn's portraits of his wife, the beautiful Ida Nettleship, holding daisies. This painting starts our exhibition and is kindly lent to us by Manchester Art Gallery Wessex Museums Arts Council England

Today is the last day of our week of #creativewiltshire workshops with Charlie James Art. Why not come and try your hand...
31/05/2019

Today is the last day of our week of #creativewiltshire workshops with Charlie James Art. Why not come and try your hand at etching? Fun for artists of all ages. Doors open at 10am... Heritage Lottery Fund Wessex Museums

Some of the beautiful work made at the #creativewiltshire workshop today with Charlie James Art  Doors open tomorrow at ...
30/05/2019

Some of the beautiful work made at the #creativewiltshire workshop today with Charlie James Art Doors open tomorrow at 10am for etching... Heritage Lottery Fund Wessex Museums

Doors open today at 10am for the next #creativewiltshire workshop with Charlie James Art Today the theme is clay, inspir...
30/05/2019

Doors open today at 10am for the next #creativewiltshire workshop with Charlie James Art Today the theme is clay, inspired by the stunning work of #patriciavolk currently on display as part of our Creative Wiltshire exhibition. This workshop is for artists of all ages. Why not come and have a go? Heritage Lottery Fund Wessex Museums

We ❤️ the museum too!
30/05/2019

We ❤️ the museum too!

A gorgeous watercolour from our #creativewiltshire workshop with Charlie James Art today! Join Charlie tomorrow for clay...
29/05/2019

A gorgeous watercolour from our #creativewiltshire workshop with Charlie James Art today! Join Charlie tomorrow for clay workshops inspired by #patriciavolk Doors open at 10am... The National Lottery Wessex Museums Art for all ages.

Today’s creative workshops are... making 3D robots! Join Charlie James and Emily for a day of drop in workshops inspir...
28/05/2019

Today’s creative workshops are... making 3D robots! Join Charlie James and Emily for a day of drop in workshops inspired by the Creative Wiltshire exhibition. Creative fun whatever your age! Wessex Museums

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The King's House, 65 The Close
Salisbury
SP1 2EN

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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