Located in the grand King’s House, in the shadows of the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral, the Salisbury Museum is as impressive from the outside as it is on the inside. The award-winning museum is home to one of the UK’s most treasured archaeological collections, the Stonehenge Gallery, which displays items excavated from the iconic stone circle. Many visitors choose to complement their visit with a tour of nearby Stonehenge, just five miles (eight km) from Salisbury.
It’s not just Stonehenge that takes center stage—the fascinating Wessex Gallery exhibition chronicles more than 500,000 years of human history in the region and includes some of the oldest gold objects ever found in Britain. The Costume Gallery displays a colorful collection of clothing and accessories dating back from the 1750s, while the Ceramics Gallery includes rare and unusual items from the Victorian era.
Visit Salisbury Museum on a day trip from London that includes additional stops in Stonehenge and Windsor.
The Salisbury Museum is located by the West Front of Salisbury Cathedral in central Salisbury. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Adult admission is £8.
Did you know? One of the most unique items on display at the Salisbury Museum is the ‘Lake House Meteorite’, the largest known meteorite ever to have fallen in Britain. It weighs 198 lbs (90 kg) and is now over 30,000 years old.