Art Collection

The Museum has over 4,000 paintings, prints and drawings. These represent local personalities, topographical scenes, special events and everyday life. Included in the collection are five watercolours by J M W Turner, a pencil drawing by John Constable and works by Augustus John and Rex Whistler. Please note that three of our Turner watercolours are currently on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen for their exhibition Cathedral 1789-1914: A Modern Myth  (12 April – 31 August), . They will be redisplayed at Salisbury Museum in October.  A further Turner watercolour is out for conservation for the new Wessex Gallery.