Your Visit

Visitors are central to all that we do at Salisbury Museum. The museum prides itself on the quality of our customer service and our commitment to offering access to all. If there is anything we can do to aid your visit do not hesitate to get in touch. Note that the museum is partially open due to the Past Forward redevelopment. The ceramics, fashion and Salisbury history galleries are shut. The remainder of the museum is open and we have a pop up cafe on the front lawn.

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Opening Times

The Salisbury Museum is open 7-days a week from 10am to 5pm – admission charges apply and pre-booking is not required, unless you are in a group of 10 or more. See group visits.

The museum café is open every day from 10am to 4pm. Please call 01722 433100 to make a reservation.

Admission Prices

25% Past Forward Offer

We currently have the internationally important Wessex Gallery and our main exhibition space open whilst the rest of the museum is undergoing the long awaited The National Lottery Heritage Fund funded Past Forward redevelopment works.
As part of this we are offering a 25% reduction on our below admission prices.
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on our admissions income to support the running costs of the museum and appreciate your support in paying what you can.

Family: £25.00 (2 adults and up to 4 children)  Donation/Gift Aid*  /  £22.50 Standard Entry

Adult: £10.00 Donation/Gift Aid*  /  £9.00 Standard Entry

Child: (5 to 15 yrs) £5.00 Donation/Gift Aid*  /  £4.50 Standard Entry

Under 5’s: FREE

Museum Members: FREE – for details click here

Adults with disabilities: £7.00 – carer has FREE entry. Children with disabilities have FREE entry

Please note there is wheelchair access to the ground floor only – this includes the main temporary exhibition galleries, the Wessex Gallery and the Salisbury Gallery. See map of the museum here

*Donation admissions can be tax effective if given under Gift Aid. They are approximately 10% greater than the standard entry fee to enable Salisbury Museum to treat the whole amount paid as a donation and reclaim tax on the total. This amounts to an extra 25% – potentially a very significant boost to museum funds.

Please sign a Gift Aid declaration if you are a UK taxpayer. Please be aware that you need to have paid or will pay an amount of income tax or capital gains tax for the current year that is at least equal to the amount of tax we claim on your donation. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. You need to take into account Gift Aided donations that you make to other charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs in any financial year and it is your responsibility to pay any shortfall in tax.

If you are not a UK tax payer or you do not wish to make a voluntary donation, then you must pay the standard charge

Facilities & Accessibility

How to find us

You can find The Salisbury Museum in the glorious setting of the Cathedral Close, opposite the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral.

The Salisbury Museum,

The King’s House,

65 The Close,



Follow city centre signs to car parks or there is limited parking in Cathedral Close (parking charge £7 per day). For more information on parking in Salisbury, please follow this link

South West Trains and First Great Western to Salisbury. Buses to city centre or 1.2 km level walk. For more information, follow these links

Alight at city centre, or Exeter Street.

Need to get around Salisbury and the surrounding area?

Salisbury Reds; Salisbury’s local bus company has regular buses in and out of the city to many popular destinations such as Bournemouth and Southampton as well as many tourist attractions including Stonehenge, Old Sarum and Wilton House, it has never been  easier to visit The Salisbury Museum and the stunning surroundings within Cathedral Close.

For more information about Salisbury Reds visit:

Or to book a ticket for The Stonehenge Tour visit:

Set-down places in city centre, St John Street and coach parks.

Parking for disabled people in museum forecourt (booking advisable).

The Museum is sign-posted in the City and the Close.

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