Collections

Discover the collections at Salisbury Museum, ranging from Stonehenge archaeology to fine art and fashion. On this page we feature some of the highlights of the various collections held by the museum, but to explore the entire database of nearly 100,000 objects, please click on the button below. Please note that not all the items online are on display in the museum.

Archaeology and Stonehenge

The museum’s archaeology collection is one of the most important outside a national museum in Britain.

Art

The museum’s art collection includes works by J. M. W. Turner, John Constable, Augustus John, & more.

Ceramics & Glass

This collection consists primarily of English pottery and porcelain of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Fashion

The museum has a beautiful and intriguing collection of people’s clothes and accessories from the past.

Pitt-Rivers

Known as the ‘father of modern scientific archaeology’, General Pitt- Rivers made many important discoveries digging on Cranborne Chase between 1880 and 1900.

Rex Whistler Archive

The artist Rex Whistler (1905-1944) is most famous for the exceptional mural designs he was commissioned to undertake for the Tate Gallery & More.

Social History

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

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Social History

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