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This exhibition gives an overview of the rise of photography in Salisbury and examines the photographers of the 1850s and 1860s.

While amateur photography began in and around Salisbury during the 1840s, it was following the Great Exhibition in 1851 that commercial photography took off in the city.

The exhibition examines the photographers of the 1850s and 1860s and the subject matter and photographic formats they exploited.

The extensive collection of the Salisbury Museum and other local collections provide examples of a wide range of images of Salisbury and the surrounding area until the end of the First World War.


The Salisbury Museum

The King's House, 65 The Close, SALISBURY, Wiltshire, SP1 2EN

01722 332151


Opening times

Mon – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun, 10am – 5pm (Easter until end October 2020) Bank Holidays, 10am – 5pm Closed 25 – 26 Dec, and 1 Jan

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