The Team

There is a small but friendly staff supported by volunteers largely drawn from the 800-strong Museum membership.
Adrian Green

Adrian Green has overall responsibility for all aspects of the Museum, which encompasses managing the collections, building, displays, temporary exhibitions and staff. Adrian’s main priorities at the moment are increasing visitor numbers, widening access to the collections and redeveloping the Museum building.

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Kate Barker
Kate Barker
Chief Operating Officer

Kate deputises for the Director in his absence, and manages commercial operations, which are vital to the museum’s sustainability. She helps oversee the management of the buildings and supports lots of other initiatives, training, events and activities across the museum to ensure we deliver outstanding visitor experiences.


Owain Hughes
Learning and Outreach Officer

Learning Officer devising, designing and delivering the formal and informal learning programme for the museum

Louise Tunnard
Communications Officer

Louise has responsibility for PR and marketing for the Museum. This includes advertising, print, running the social media platforms, managing group visits and programming all the events that form the museum's public engagement programme. Louise's work also encompasses evaluation and administration, supporting all strands of the museum's work.

Bridget Telfer
Volunteer Coordinator

Bridget oversees the induction of new volunteers and helps individuals to decide which role is best for them. Bridget co-ordinates the training programme for volunteers and provides on-going support during their time with us, which includes organising social events to say thank you for all the time that they give to the museum.

Sara Willis
Development Officer

Sara coordinates the Museum’s development work. 

Megan Berrisford
Wessex Museums Collections Manager

Megan is Wessex Museums Collections Manager and is based at Salisbury Museum. Her work managing the collections, takes her to the partner museums at Poole, Devizes and Dorchester.

Valerie Goodrich
Curatorial Assistant

Valerie's role is to support the curators and help look after the museum’s collections, this includes sorting, cataloguing and conserving the wide variety of objects in the museum. She also look after the museum library

Jan Thorne
Visitor Services and Retail Manager

Jan manages the Visitor Services team, the shop and the team of engagement volunteers.


You can be guaranteed to be greeted with a smile by our enthusiastic Front of House team: Caroline Cameron, Jon Hampton, Margaret Kirby, Chris Marshall, Sophia Sample, Kay Shepcar and Jan Thorne (Retail Manager). Whether you have an enquiry, lost your way or want to make a purchase in our shop, Reception staff are here to help.

Georgina Hamshaw
Georgina Hamshaw
Finance Officer

The financial affairs of the museum are carefully managed by Georgina. She keeps a close eye on the budgets to make savings and ensures that all things financial run smoothly.

Emma Gascoigne
Emma Gascoigne
Activity Plan Co-ordinator

Emma is responsible for the development of the Activity Plan for the museum’s Round 2 application to The National Heritage Lottery Fund for the Salisbury Museum for Future Generations project. The Activity Plan sets out everything the project will do to achieve positive outcomes for local communities, visitors, staff and volunteers.

Valerie Overton

Valerie Overton has the huge task of keeping the King’s House clean. From polishing cases to vacuuming the floor, Val can often be seen around the Museum enthusiastically undertaking her duties.

Peter Saunders
Curator Emeritus

Peter Saunders was Director of the Museum for over thirty years and retired in 2007. During this time he masterminded the move of the Museum from St Ann’s Street to the King’s House. In recent years he oversaw the establishment of the Stonehenge Gallery and the transformation of the temporary exhibition gallery. He is now a volunteer at the Museum.

Roger Wadey
Senior Guide

Roger is our Senior Guide. With his wealth of knowledge about the King's House, the museum and our collections, he leads tours both in the galleries and behind the scenes.

David Algar
Archaeological Finds

David Algar has been a volunteer at the Museum for over forty years. Originally a member of the Salisbury Museum Archaeological Research Group, he was involved with many important excavations in the local area including Laverstock and Old Sarum. He has a keen interest in Verwood Pottery.


The museum is managed by a board of up to twenty trustees:


Mrs Susanna Denniston, Chairman

Mr David Edmunds, Treasurer

Miss Anne Beckwith-Smith

Mr Chris Elmer

Mr Adrian Green

Mr Simon Jackson

Lady Marland

Mr John Perry

Mr Brian Plummer

Mr Tim Reeve