Salisbury Museum



Salisbury and South Wilts Museum


Salisbury, Wilthsire


Grade I listing

Salisbury Museum is located within a Grade 1 listed building, dating back to the 13th Century in the city’s historic Cathedral Close. The museum approached us to provide advice and detailed design services for sensitive, low-cost enhancements to their main entrance courtyard.

Our solution utilises natural York stone setts (manufactured from low-value quarry offcuts), seasoned oak posts and locally sourced gravel, all simply and carefully detailed to reflect the historic setting.

The work was completed prior to the opening of the impressive new Wessex Gallery in Summer 2014, itself the first phase of a programme of further enhancements at the museum.

The museum is currently holding an exhibition entitled ‘Constable in Context’ with a painting of Salisbury Cathedral as its centre piece. Constable painted this famous artwork from a location now within Queen Elizabeth Gardens. Our scheme for the enhancement of this park is featured here.

Key inputs

  • Hard landscape design
  • Contract administration