Salisbury Museum is based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral. We have a small but friendly staff, supported by over 200 volunteers. We offer a variety of services, including the opportunity to hire this unique location for corporate events and activities.

Wessex Museum Partnership

Four museums working together to tell the amazing story of Dorset and Wiltshire.

The Wessex Gallery

In June 2012 the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded Salisbury Museum a grant of nearly £1.8 million towards the development of the new Wessex Gallery of archaeology.

The Team

There is a small but friendly staff supported by volunteers largely drawn from the 2,200 strong museum membership.


We offer most of the services that you might expect from a leading museum. Please remember that the museum has a small staff and it can be busy.

Museum History

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum was founded by Dr Richard Fowler in 1860 and was for many years located in St Ann’s Street in the city.

Venue Hire

The King’s House is a unique and atmospheric medieval building opposite Salisbury Cathedral.

About The Museum

Salisbury Museum is situated in the glorious setting of Cathedral Close. The museum is home to archaeological collections of national importance.

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Latest News

The Salisbury Museum is seeking a new Chair of trustees
Limited Access to Rex Whistler Exhibition Tuesday 25th June
Recruiting: Part-Time Cleaner
Exclusive new addition to Rex Whistler Exhibition
New Galleries Opening Date Announced!
Summer Story Challenge Stories Revealed
Salisbury Museum Summer Competition – WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
Past Forward Begins
Cultural Strategy Consultation
Temporary Changes to Enquiries Service
Salisbury Museum – a VisitEngland Hidden Gem.
Heritage Fund Success!
Well-City Salisbury Wellbeing Project Launched
Changing Places, Common Ground – An Intergenerational Oral Histories Project
Salisbury Museum on Bookshop.org

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Social History

Of particular significance in the collection are the relics of the ancient guilds of Salisbury.

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