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Salisbury Museum
Located in the grand King’s House, in the shadows of the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Museum is as impressive from the outside as it is on the inside. The award-winning museum is home to one of the UK’s most treasured archaeological collections, the Stonehenge Gallery, which displays items excavated from the iconic stone circle. Many visitors choose to complement their visit with a tour of nearby Stonehenge, just five miles (eight km) from Salisbury.

It’s not just Stonehenge that takes center stage—the fascinating Wessex Gallery exhibition chronicles more than 500,000 years of human history in the region and includes some of the oldest gold objects ever found in Britain. The Costume Gallery displays a colorful collection of clothing and accessories dating back from the 1750s, while the Ceramics Gallery includes rare and unusual items from the Victorian era.

Visit Salisbury Museum on a day trip from London that includes additional stops in Stonehenge and Windsor.

Practical Info

The Salisbury Museum is located by the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral in central Salisbury. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Adult admission is £8.

Did you know? One of the most unique items on display at the Salisbury Museum is the ‘Lake House Meteorite’, the largest known meteorite ever to have fallen in Britain. It weighs 198 lbs (90 kg) and is now over 30,000 years old.
Address: The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury, South West England, England
Hours: Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm, Sun 12–5pm
Admission: Adult £8, Child £4
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Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

Bespoke private tours of Stonehenge and Avebury by car with local guide

The prehistoric stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury attract admiration and intrigue in equal measure, drawing curious visitors from across the world—but visiting independently means missing out on their hidden significance. On this half- or full-day tour, explore Stonehenge and Avebury as your guide shares the many theories on their origins. Visit lesser-known nearby sites many visitors miss, with pickup and drop-off in towns within the local area included.
  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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What are Salisbury Museum hours of operation?
Salisbury Museum hours of operation: Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm, Sun 12–5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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