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.

Opening Times
The Salisbury Museum is open 7-days a week from 10am to 5pm
Shop
The museum shop offers exclusive gifts based on the museums collection, locally sourced gifts and more.
Cafe
Our new Café will be opening in early 2024 - check back here soon!
Prices
Find all of our admission prices detailed here.
Group Visits
Booking is essential for adult groups of 10 or more. However you wish to visit we are here to help.
Accessibility
Museum staff welcome all people with disabilities and have received Welcome Host and/or disability awareness training.
Map and Directions
You can find The Salisbury Museum in the glorious setting of the Cathedral Close.
Museum Floor Plan
Plan your visit to the museum in advance and download our handy floor plan.
Places to See and Stay
Recommended other attractions to visit nearby in Cathedral Close.
Glossary
Confused by the language used on this website? Hopefully you will find out what the term or phrase means here.
FAQ
Questions we are frequently asked about the museum and its collections.
Venue Hire

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

50% 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 NLHF funded Past Forward redevelopment works.

*The main exhibition space will be closed from 29th January – 9th February inclusive whilst we install our new exhibition. The Wessex gallery remains open throughout this period.

As part of this we are offering a 50% 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.

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

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

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

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,

Salisbury

SP1 2EN

Explore more

Glossary
Confused by the language used on this website? Hopefully you will find out what the term or phrase means here.
Places to See and Stay
Recommended other attractions to visit nearby in Cathedral Close.
Museum Floor Plan
Plan your visit to the museum in advance and download our handy floor plan.

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