Aspects of medieval life are revealed by the finds from Ivychurch Priory, the Royal Palace at Clarendon, the deserted medieval village at Gomeldon and the pottery kilns at Laverstock.
The ‘Drainage Collection’ is an important group of everyday objects discovered in the open sewers which once flowed through the streets of Salisbury. This collection led to the formation of the museum in 1860.
Towering above all else is St Christopher, the Salisbury Giant, the pageant figure of the Tailors’ guild. Displays of city crafts and industries are shown, including cutlery, bell founding and gun making.