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'An excellent museum, friendly and helpful staff'
Tripadvisor Feb 2022

Exhibitions & Events

Hardy’s Wessex: The Landscapes that Inspired a Writer
28 May to 30 October 2022
Insect Odyssey: Insects, books and the artistic imagination
25 June to 25 September 2022
Behind the Scenes Tours
First Saturday of the month, starting at 2.30pm
Conversation Club
First Monday of the month, starting at 10.30am
Summer Discovery Days
Every Tuesday over the summer holidays
Kids Go Free @ The Salisbury Museum
Monday to Friday: 1 August to 31 August 2022
Fundraising Book Sale
9.30am to 4pm, 13 August 2022
‘All of a Flutter’ Discovery Day with artist Charlie James
Acting Workshop! Discovery Day with actor Tim Lowe
The Inside out of Flies – Talk by Erica McAlister
7.30pm, 8 September 2022
Under Fives Friday ‘Build A Museum!’ with Scrapstore
Walk: Archaeology of the New Forest – led by Adrian Green
10am to 4pm, 10 September 2022
Artist Workshop led by Helen Garrett
10am to 4pm, 17 September 2022
The Hardy Sisters – Talk by Anne Johns and Jenny Head
7.30pm, 29 September 2022
Wessex: Inspired Landscapes – Art History Course
5 October to 19 October 2022
Under Fives Friday ~ Dave Hickory, Magician!
Under Fives Friday ~ Wonderful Winter Party with musician Emily Askew
Under Fives Friday, Tudor Christmas Special with artist Emma Kerr

Our Collections

Yellow Wedding Dress
Bought in Paris, this dress was worn by Jinny Townsend on her wedding day in 1879.
Trial Scene from the Merchant of Venice
Sketch of the Trial Scene from the Merchant of Venice.
Smocks were designed to protect countryside workers from the weather.
The Sleeping Princess programme
An elaborate programme in the shape of a baroque cartouche.

Plan your visit

Adult: £10.00
Child: £5.00
Open Mon-Sun
10:00 - 16:00
Open Mon-Sun
10:00 - 17:00
Opening Times
Open Mon-Sun
10:00 - 17:00

Latest News

IT Specialist Opportunity: The Salisbury Museum
Recruiting Finance Officer (Part-time)
Kids Go Free @ The Salisbury Museum in August!
Now Open: Insect Odyssey
Temporary Changes to Enquiries Service
Salisbury Museum – a VisitEngland Hidden Gem.
Heritage Fund Success!
New Fashion Gallery Open
Event Coordinators Needed
New events announced!