The Museum’s collections span the history and archaeology of Salisbury and south Wiltshire, from prehistoric times to the present day. The Museum is Designated by the Department of Culture Media and Sport as having archaeology collections of outstanding national importance.
Salisbury Museum is based in the King’s House, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral. We have a small but friendly staff, supported by over 100 volunteers. We offer a variety of services, including the opportunity to hire this unique location for corporate events and activities.
2,400 – 2,200 BC The remains of the ‘Amesbury Archer’ were found during excavations by Wessex Archaeology at Boscombe Down, near Amesbury in May 2002. The find was declared Treasure under the Treasure Act.
Since excavation the burial has attracted national and international interest. It is the most important find from this date in recent years and is possibly the most significant find of its type in the Museum’s collection
Stonehenge & Prehistory
Stonehenge is a unique monument standing at the heart of an extensive archaeological landscape on Salisbury Plain. Finds from excavations at Stonehenge are held at the Museum, as well as important discoveries such as the Monkton Deverill Torc and the Amesbury Archer burial
Art of Stonehenge
As well as collecting objects from Stonehenge, the Museum has an extensive range of paintings, prints and drawings of the monument. These include some of the earliest known depictions of the stone circle, as well as works by contemporary artists.
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