Salisbury Museum, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Salisbury Museum is housed in a charming medieval building right opposite the glorious Salisbury cathedral, an undeniably attractive setting and a good diversion from the hustle and bustle of the city streets. So go and browse, find out all kinds of things you never knew you needed to know about Salisbury and it’s history; the archaeology collection is one of the most significant in the country, with over 100,000 artefacts including finds from excavations at Stonehenge and Old Sarum. There’s an impressive art gallery too, with works from Constable, Turner, and Augustus John, as well as a Rex Whistler collection.
Like all museums, there’s a big focus on social history, which usually reveals something to fascinate or amaze. In this case you can find out about the Scout motor car made in the city from 1902 to 1920 and these days, so rare that only two survive in the whole world. You can also see an elaborate display of costumes covering various aspects of life in this part of Wiltshire from farming and domestic wear to military and religious dress.
When you’ve finished looking around, don’t forget that Salisbury Museum has a lovely little café serving daily specials, cakes and cream teas; go there, order what you will and reflect on your visit.
Please see the website for the latest opening times
T: 01722 332151 All information correct at the time of writing