The Wessex Gallery

Our new archaeology gallery is a journey back in time from the medieval period to the earliest evidence of human occupation in the Salisbury area.

Here you can discover ancient Wessex and its pivotal place in the story of England and see the nationally important finds and treasures from Old Sarum, Stonehenge and the surrounding landscape.

You can find out about Lieutenant-General Pitt-Rivers (1827-1900) and the birth of archaeology. Meet the ancestors including the 4,300 year old Amesbury Archer.