The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum tells the story of Salisbury and its surrounding areas - a unique landscape which has been a cradle of continuous human achievement for over half a million years.

The museum uses the extraordinary breadth of its collections, exhibitions and events - including prehistoric material from Stonehenge and South Wiltshire; the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection; and a fine medieval collection with finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city itself - to bring to life the narrative of this landscape, and of the people who shaped it and have been inspired by it for over 500,000 years.

Based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral, the museum building formerly housed a teacher training college and was the inspiration for an episode in Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure.

The Salisbury Museum tells the story of Salisbury and its surrounding areas - a unique landscape which has been a cradle of continuous human achievement for over half a million years.

The museum uses the extraordinary breadth of its collections, exhibitions and events - including prehistoric material from Stonehenge and South Wiltshire; the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection; and a fine medieval collection with finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city itself - to bring to life the narrative of this landscape, and of the people who shaped it and have been inspired by it for over 500,000 years.

Based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral, the museum building formerly housed a teacher training college and was the inspiration for an episode in Thomas Hardy’s novel Jude the Obscure.

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