Ancient Wessex News and Information
Ancient Wessex News and Information

Wessex Museums

Salisbury Museum

The museum is based in the King’s House in Cathedral Close, a grade I listed building located opposite Salisbury Cathedral.

The Museum’s archaeological collections include prehistoric material from South Wiltshire, including Stonehenge; the Pitt Rivers’ Wessex collection; and a medieval collection including finds from Old Sarum, Clarendon Palace and the city of Salisbury itself. The new Wessex Gallery is of international importance, telling the story of Salisbury and the surrounding area from prehistoric times to the Norman Conquest. The gallery replaces the old Stonehenge, Pitt-Rivers and Early Man galleries which closed in May 2013.

The Salisbury Museum
The King’s House, 65 The Close, Salisbury
SP1 2EN Tel: 01722 332151
[email protected]

Butser Ancient Farm near Petersfield Hampshire

Butser Ancient FarmButser Ancient Farm is an archaeological open-air museum located near Petersfield in Hampshire, southern England. Containing reconstructions of late prehistoric buildings such as Iron Age roundhouses, it is used as both a tourist attraction and a site for the undertaking of experimental archaeology.

Chalton Lanen, Chalton, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO8 0BG
Nearest major road is A3. Follow brown signs.
Map Ref: SU719164 Landranger Map Number: 197
Latitude: 50.942567N Longitude: 0.977994W
Phone: 023 9259 8838