Old Sarum

What you need to know

We've made some changes to help keep you safe, and things might be a little different when you visit. Here's everything you need to know.

  • Do we need to Book?

    You don’t need to book your ticket in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit.

    If you are a Member and wish to book, your ticket is still free.

    Your booking is for the site/event only and does not guarantee a car parking space, which may carry an additional charge.

    Booking FAQs

  • How are you keeping us safe?

    Our staff are still working hard to keep everyone safe. We’re continuing with enhanced cleaning and you’ll find hand sanitiser stations on site. Our staff are continuing to wear a face covering in our busy areas and indoor spaces, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also help us keep you and other visitors safe by not visiting if you have symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

    General Safety Information

Summer Adventure Quest

This summer from 24 July, set off on a fun family adventure at Old Sarum. We need your help to uncover the town's history – as our on-site reporter, can you explore the trail, find the missing stories and crack the secret code? Standard admission applies.

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Guidebook: Old Sarum

Price: £4.00

 Timeline

Middle Iron Age (About 400 BC)Outer Defences

The outer ramparts are probably built to protect residents and livestock from danger.

AD 43-Early 4th CenturyRoman Occupation

Old Sarum (Sorviodunum) is continuously occupied during the Roman period. Two major settlements flourish outside the ramparts.

Find out more about the history of Old Sarum

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