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The Salisbury Museum, Salisbury

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The Salisbury Museum (previously The Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum) is a museum in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England. It houses one of the best collections relating to Stonehenge and local archaeology.
The museum is housed in The King's House, a Grade I listed building, where King James I of England was entertained in 1610 and 1613. Set in the surroundings of the Cathedral Close, the museum faces the west front of Salisbury Cathedral. Previously at 40-42 St Ann Street, where it had been founded in 1860 by Dr Richard Fowler, FRS, it transferred to its current site in 1981.
The original three-storey building, with mullioned and transomed windows, ornate plaster ceilings and a fine oak-balustraded staircase, houses the main temporary exhibition gallery with the ceramics gallery above. The arms of James I's eldest son, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, can be seen in a window in the Wedgwood gallery upstairs.

The director of the museum is Adrian Green.
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  • An interesting museum on the History of Salisbury as well as the wider area. I visited partially for the Thomas Hardy exhibition - worth a visit - but also to see the pre historic section. I spent... 
    An interesting museum on the History of Salisbury as well as the wider area. I visited partially for the Thomas Hardy exhibition - worth a visit - but also to see the pre historic section. I spent...  more »
  • We visited the museum because our daughter had done an internship with the museum this past year as part of her master's course in Southampton. She took us through the various exhibits and showed us.....  more
    We visited the museum because our daughter had done an internship with the museum this past year as part of her master's course in Southampton. She took us through the various exhibits and showed us.....  more »
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  • Lot of wasps
  • Well laid out and thoughtful exhibitions An excellent gift shop and well worth visiting the cafe. Good food and service and decor. We will return!

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