Collections include a cannonball from the American War of Independence, Victorian redcoat uniforms, and displays on 19th- and 21st-century conflicts in Afghanistan.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Salisbury attractions

1. Mompesson House

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Magnificent plasterwork ceilings, exceptional period furnishings and a sweeping carved staircase grace this fine Queen Anne (1701) building. All that made…

2. College of Matrons

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An ornate facade and elaborate crest distinguish the College of Matrons, which was founded in 1682 for the widows and unmarried daughters of clergymen. It…

3. High St Gate

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One of the narrow, ancient gates leading into Cathedral Close.

4. Salisbury Museum

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The hugely important archaeological finds here include the Stonehenge Archer, the bones of a man found in the ditch near the stone circle – one of the…

5. Salisbury Cathedral

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England is endowed with countless stunning churches, but few can hold a candle to the grandeur and sheer spectacle of 13th-century Salisbury Cathedral…

6. Magna Carta

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Magna Carta on display in Salisbury Cathedral's Chapter House is one of only four surviving original copies. A historic agreement made in 1215 between…

7. Cathedral Close

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Salisbury's medieval cathedral close, a hushed enclave surrounded by beautiful houses, has an other-worldly feel. Many of the buildings date from the 13th…

8. Bishop's Palace

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Parts of the former Bishop's Palace date back to 1220; it's now the Cathedral School.