Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

  • Messums West
  • Monday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday – Saturday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Messums London

  • Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Saturday 11:00am – 5:00pm
  • Bank Holidays: Closed


We are committed to allowing school groups to access the galleries free of charge every Tuesday and Wednesday. If you would like to arrange a visit contact us at so we can discuss your requirements.

We can also give advice and support on transport to and from the gallery, subject to available funds.

Contact Us

By Train:

Messums West is less than a mile away from Tisbury Train Station. Walks into town away from the Station, take the first right and follow this road with the grass on your left. Continue to the T junction and go right down hill. Continue along this road and over the bridge, using the footpath to the side. Continue straght on for a further 150 yards and the Barn is on your left.

Taxi from the train station 3 mins or 10 on foot. Trains from London take approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes from Waterloo and leave every hour at 20 minutes past the hour via South West Trains. At peak times, trains run every half an hour.

For the South West Train timetable visit:

By Road:

Messums West is located at Place Farm, Court Street, Tisbury, SP3 6LW,  on the eastern edge of the village, 13 miles west of Salisbury.

Tisbury has good road links and is easily accessible from London via the M3 and A303, from the South West via A303 and A30.

Travelling West on the A303:

Take the turning off the A303 marked Fonthill Bishop. You come into Fonthill Bishop turn right and then first left at the grass triangle, signposted Fonthill Gifford and Tisbury. Drive through the Fonthill Estate Arch and continue with the lake on your left to the next cross roads at the Beckford Arms. Turn left and continue in a straight line into Tisbury. At the top of the village there is a left turn. Follow this downhill and continue over a white stone bridge, continue straight on and the barn is on the left in approx 150 yards.

Travelling East on the A303:

From the A303: take the turning right signed to Hindon by the Esso service station. Then, when you come to a traffic light, turn right and immediately left towards Hindon. When you get into Hindon turn right to Tisbury by The Angel pub. You follow the road uphill and through a small tunnel – continue following the road to Fonthill Gifford. The road bears round to the right and is signposted to Tisbury. At the top of the high street turn left and follow road down and over a white stone bridge, bear left and the barn is on the left in approx 100 yards.

By Taxi:

Taxi for You:  07598 108317
Dean Drive: 01747 871103
Hansom Cabs: 01747 829292
Williams Taxis: 01747 830542
Country Cars: 01747 850950
Marshall Eric & Son: 01747 870266
Alexanders Private Hire – 01747 830723 or 07810 294725


All public areas of the Messums West gallery are accessible for wheelchair users. The gallery aims to be as accommodating as possible. If members of your group have disabilities or special needs, then please contact the gallery in advance of your visit to let us know of your requirements.

Rules and safety at Messums West


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1 small cottage with 1 double and 2 singles price on application

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2 Lodges £175 – £195

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The Craftsmans Cottage

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Rates start at £375 per night (rising to £425 per night in peak season) for the Cottage which sleeps 6 and an annex can accommodate a further two at £175 per night.  Contact Amanda Bannister – – 07720448706.

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Rooms start at £85

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Various Self Catering holiday cottages

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B&B 5 rooms from £100

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Glamping Bell tents and Shepherds Hut start at £115

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T: 01722 782447
Rooms and Shepherds Huts from £90

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T/ 07950 564214 (Bridget)
Five bedroom house on three floors. Self-catering.

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Four en-suite bedrooms in a private courtyard, extra accommodation available for larger groups.  Rates start from £110.
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