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6:06am 10th January 2018

It's been one of the most popular exhibitions ever held at Salisbury Museum - and there's only a few days left to immerse yourself into Terry Pratchett's world!

Since it opened on September 16th, 20,000 people have visited the venue in the Cathedral Close to remember the life and work of the Broad Chalke author.

Most of the items on display belonged to Sir Terry himself - including his first ever laptop, his Gold Blue Peter badge and the sword he made to commemorate his  knighthood.

Curator Richard Henry says it's been amazing to see how widespread Terry's appeal really is:

"Although we have visitors from all over the world, people don't usually come to Salisbury just to see an exhibition from Australia, New Zealand, America, Russia, Northumberland, Aberdeen... so people have travelled such a long way just to see some of the things that meant the most to Terry."

The highlights of the exhibition are a full size recreation of his study overlooking the Chalke Valley:

Terry Pratchett HisWorld Exhibition 7 (Faye Tryhorn)

There's even a magical postbox where we can leave our own memories of Terry's work and the Discworld legacy:

Terry Pratchett HisWorld Exhibition 2 (Faye Tryhorn)

Once the exhibition finishes on Sunday (14th January), all the items on show will go back to the Broad Chalke author's estate.

Sir Terry died on March 15th aged 66 eight years after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

He wrote more than 70 novels, which have been translated into 37 languages, including the popular Discworld series.

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