News

The latest news headlines bringing visitors up to date with all of our museum activities including artefacts received, fundraising events, items of Regimental interest, or news sent in by you our visitors. 

New Exhibition Open

New Exhibition Open

2nd Feb 2017

A new Temporary Exhibition is now open. Called the "Wiltshires in Gaza 1917: The Experiences of a Battalion during World War I", the exhibition tells the story of the Third Battle of Gaza in the Middle East from the perspective of the 1st/ 4th Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment.

Through diaries, letters, photographs and other interesting items from the collection, the exhibition will explore the personal experiences and observations of a local regiment on a conflict that is rarely documented.  It will run until 30 November 2017.

The Museum is now...OPEN

The Museum is now...OPEN

1st Feb 2017

With a new exhibition and lots to see on the Wiltshire and Berkshire Regimental history, we hope to see you soon.

Museum Re-Opens Tomorrow

31st Jan 2017

We re-open tomorrow (Wed 1 February 2017) at 10am after a very busy 2 months assessing the display objects, display cases and installing the New Exhibition “Wiltshire at Gaza 1917”.  A HUGE thank you to all our volunteers for their time over the Winter Closure in helping to get all the projects done.

For details check the Opening Dates and Times and Visitor Information on this website.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

New Exhibitions - Opens Tomorrow

31st Jan 2017

A new Temporary Exhibition opens tomorrow Wednesday 1 February 2017. Called the "Wiltshires in Gaza 1917: The Experiences of a Battalion during World War I", the exhibition tells the story of the Third Battle of Gaza in the Middle East from the perspective of the 1st/ 4th Battalion of the Wiltshire Regiment.

Through diaries, letters, photographs and other interesting items from the collection, the exhibition will explore the personal experiences and observations of a local regiment on a conflict that is rarely documented.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

3rd Jan 2017

Thank you for all your support and interest in 2016 and we look forward to seeing you in 2017. 

The museum remains closed until 1 February.  But until then we will continue to keep you posted on events behind the scenes.

THE LATEST SOCIETY OF FRIENDS OF THE MUSEUM NEWSLETTER...

15th Dec 2016

...is now available on our website. Please click on the link below to find out more:

http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/dyn/files/20161213redcoatsreviewdec2016.pdf

ONLINE COLLECTION UPDATE…

15th Dec 2016

4,113 new images and 2,800 descriptions have been added to the collection on our website. That means we now have HUGE total of 28,628 images available online.

The images cover both the Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiments from the 1890s to 2004. They include named individuals, locations and regimental information. A vital resource for any family history search. Click on this link to start your search:

http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk/research/the-collection/search/category:9

DISPLAY CASE CLEAN UPDATE...

DISPLAY CASE CLEAN UPDATE...

15th Dec 2016

2 rooms done. 2 to go. THANK YOU THANK YOU to all our volunteers for their help, time and patience with this. We couldn't do it without you :0).

DISPLAY CASE CLEAN HAS STARTED

DISPLAY CASE CLEAN HAS STARTED

12th Dec 2016

The objects are carefully inspected for any damage or change in condition and, if stable enough, are gently cleaned. This Wiltshire Militia tunic is being cleaned with a special museum vac which has a gentle suction. A nylon stocking is placed on the end of the vac hose and a net is placed on the tunic just to catch any loose threads or buttons that get sucked up by mistake. A HUGE thank you to our volunteers for their time and outstanding progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSEUM IS CLOSED UNTIL 1 FEBRUARY 2017

30th Nov 2016

We are now closed until Wednesday 1 February 2017.  Lots will be happening behind the scenes until then.  We shall keep you posted.