The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum
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Conflicts of the past
Visit the galleries to all about Britain’s military history. People from all over the world make a visit to Salisbury’s “The Wardrobe” to see an extensive collection of over 36,000 artefacts relating to historical conflicts in the Peninsular War, the Crimean War, the American War of Independence, the Napoleonic Wars, the World Wars and the conflicts of today.
Open up the Wardrobe
The museum contains four rooms, each of which showcases different elements of martial conflict, from the battles themselves in the first two rooms and their connections to military campaigns from all over the world. This includes artefacts and stories of conflicts of not just the United Kingdom but the rest of Europe, the United States, Crimea, China, India, Afghanistan, Sudan, South Africa and many more.
The third room presents an alternate side to the conflicts, with topics such as music, food, health and travel that was prevalent in these wars as well as the personal lives and hardships that both soldiers and civilians went through during these conflicts. Treasures and medals make up the fourth room, with an extensive series of silverware that was awarded to soldiers that returned home after their efforts in the conflicts.
Exhibitions All Year
Be sure not to miss some of the exhibitions and displays that happen throughout the year, usually on the anniversary of some of the conflicts with artefacts on display at the museum. Exhibitions are often held for occasions such as Armistice Day, the Dunkirk Evacuation and D-Day with also some lesser-known conflicts such as Battle of Maiwand. Events commemorating the sacrifices and service of the Royal Berkshire and Wiltshire regiments in some of Britain’s conflicts also take place.
Up close to history
Set in the beautiful Salisbury surroundings, the Rifles Berkshire & Wiltshire Museum is an excellent way to get up close to important parts of marital history. You’re almost certain to be leaving with a deeper appreciation and respect for the sacrifices that soldiers and civilians have made throughout all corners of the world and all throughout history.
Be sure to make a stop in the tearooms and gardens as well for if you want a breather from seeing all the fascinating artefacts on display!
Discounted tickets for The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum!
August 2022 - December 2022
- Picnic area
- There is no public parking at the museum, there is a nearby car park in the Close for £7 per day
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